The Ministry of Public Security of the
People's Republic of China on July 22 issued a notice
prohibiting all activities in support of Falun Gong, which
was termed illegal and has been banned.
Earlier July 22, the Ministry of Civil Affairs
issued a decision banning the Research Society of Falun Dafa
and the Falun Gong organization under its control after
judging them to be illegal.
The Ministry of
Public Security in its notice prohibits anyone from hanging
up or posting any scrolls, pictures, insignias or other
signs in any place that publicize Falun Dafa or Falun Gong.
The notice says that no one is allowed to
distribute books and other publications, audiovisual
materials or any other propaganda products in any place
publicizing Falun Dafa.
The ministry also
prohibits anyone from rallying people to "practice
Falun Gong in groups," "publicize Falun
Dafa," or carry out any other activities to propagate
The ministry prohibits activities
that support or publicize Falun Dafa such as holding
gatherings, parades, or demonstrations in the form of
sit-ins, or by appealing to higher authorities for help.
The notice prohibits all activities that
incite disturbances of public order by creating fabrications
and distortions of fact, intentionally spreading rumors, or
by any other means.
The ministry also bans
anyone from organizing, establishing ties for, or conducting
any activities which resist related government decisions.
Any violation of these aforementioned
regulations will be pursued for criminal liability or given
administrative punishment according to the degree of
seriousness of each case, the notice says.