China's Crackdown on Falun Gong
Series looking at key events in history, featuring archive accounts from the people who were there. The Chinese government banned the spiritual movement, Falun Gong, in 1999.
The spiritual movement Falun Gong was banned in China in July 1999. Thousands of people were arrested and the Chinese government announced that Falun Gong was an 'evil cult', but followers of the movement say they have been the victims of state persecution. Lucy Burns has been hearing from Falun Gong practitioner Chao Yu who spent time in jail because of his beliefs.