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PRI hosts human rights seminar on China
Religious Persecution and Persecution of Americans
This year's PRI Human Rights in China conference is titled Human Rights Abuses in China: An Update on Population and Religious Persecution, and features two panels.
The first panel, Reproductive Freedom: Update on One-Child Policy Abuses, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The second, Freedom of Conscience: Update on Persecution of Religious Believers, runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
During the first panel, PRI president Steven Mosher will provide a current analysis of China's one-child policy. Dr. John Aird, the former lead China demographer for the U.S. Census Bureau, will provide an update of the
In Western China, the UNFPA claims that its project in Kuerle County in Xianjiang Province promotes voluntary family planning in China. But in July of 2002, the U.S. State Department concluded that UNFPA was actually
In addition, Steven Mosher will present the findings of PRI's latest China investigation, which shows that UNFPA's claims of helping promote voluntary family planning in China are impossible.
In the afternoon session, Mrs. Catherine Ho, who was arrested in China on false charges of crimes against China?for being a Catholic, will provide an update of the current persecution of the Catholic Church in China. Mr. Bob Fu, who was arrested in China for illegal evangelization will provide an update of current persecution against Christians and the home church movement in China.
The international spokesperson of Falun Gong, Erping Zhang, along with Gail Rachlin, will speak on current persecution of Falun Gong in China. Recently in China, Chinese families of American Falun Gong practitioners,
Following the conference on Friday at noon, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners will organize a protest at the U.S. State Department calling on the State Department to demand the release of Mr. Li.
Conference highlights will be featured for the media at a press conference from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m., which U.S. Representative Christopher Smith will attend.
Audiotapes of conference talks will be available after the conference. To order, please call 540-622-5240, ext. 205.
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