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New Film Highlights Heartbreaking Persecution of Falun Gong

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It’s been 20 years — millions of people who practice a meditation called Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, have been arrested, tortured, or murdered in China because they refused to give up practicing. 

Epoch Times reporter Liu Fei contributed to this report.

Incomplete statistics provided to the website  Minghui.com states that 4,304 Falun Gong practitioners have lost their lives in the most barbaric ways one can ever imagine.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP is directly responsible for the persecution which started on on July 20, 1999.

Bill Melugin, a journalist for Fox 11 in Los Angeles, had never heard of Falun Gong before.

During a recent assignment, he discovered the truth about the persecution of the peaceful spiritual practice.  The practice ‘es principles are Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance and people are encouraged to live up to the principles.

Melugin found there was little in-depth reporting on the issue by most television news stations.

Melekun has compiled a compelling investigative report for Fox 11 which is to be screened at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

It’s the story of two Chinese sisters called Sister’s Salvation.

Wang Yifei, who now lives in California, has spent the last 18 years attempting to retrieve her dead sister’s body from China.

Her sister, Wang Kefei—a former staff member of the Changchun Agricultural Bank and Falun Gong practitioner died in custody from her wounds as a result of brutal torture when she was imprisoned in a women’s labor camp in Jilin Province.

Nearly three months of investigation and interviews were brought together for the documentary.

Fox News reporters workFox News reporter Bill Melugin (right) and editing engineer Tony Ruiz (left) work on the upcoming film “Sister’s Salvation” in Los Angeles on May 17, 2019. (Liu Fei/The Epoch Times)

Yu Ming, an entrepreneur in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, was able to secretly record video footage inside Chinese labor camps with a miniature camera and take the video overseas, presenting it to the news media.

In the last 20 years, Yu spent 12 years in the CCP’s prisons and labor camps.

He was subjected to electric shocks, cages, and other forms of torture that nearly killed him.

While his treatment was horrendous, Yu saw that many other practitioners were also cruelly persecuted. He decided to make a very bold move and attempt to record these cruel acts to show the world.

He carefully took a pinhole camera into various labor camps and prisons.

Since 2008, he recorded a large number of labor camp detainees and imprisoned practitioners on camera.

On Jan. 27, Yu took his video recordings and fled across the border to Thailand, eventually arriving in San Francisco.

Today, his greatest wish is to publicize the cruelty of communist China’s secret prisons.

When the image of one of these tortured practitioners appeared on the screen in a Los Angeles Fox 11 studio, it was difficult for the journalists to watch.  Melukin commented, “This is a reality.”

Be sure not to miss this deeply moving story.

The special program will premiere on Fox 11 in Los Angeles at 10 p.m. on May 20, and it will also livestream on foxla.com.

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