Persecution Suit Dismissed Against Chinese Journalist

A federal judge has dismissed the case of a Chinese journalist accused in the U.S. of aiding persecution for allegedly writing and broadcasting hate speech against the Falun Gong in China. Several Falun Gong followers, who have since left China, claim the work of journalist Zhao Zhizhen incited torture by police and prison guards there. But on March 31, 2016, a judge in Hartford, Conn., said the Falun Gong, which advocates a spiritual practice banned in China, failed to surmount the requirements in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Zhao was represented by Bruce S. Rosen. Click here to read the ruling in Chen Gang v. Zhao Zhizhen and here to read a news article about it.

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