Paintings by Falun Gong Practitioners: "Mock Trial"

Kathleen Gillis

PureInsight | January 17, 2005

Oil on Canvas: "Mock Trial" by Kathleen Gillis (32in X 58in), 2004

Clickto view the portrait in high resolution

[] This painting depicts a mock trial held in Ottawa, Canada in which a stuffed puppet representing Jiang Zemin was tried and convicted for genocide of Falun Gong and crimes against humanity. The impetus behind the mock trial were more than a dozen actual lawsuits that have been filed around world by victims of Jiang's genocide of Falun Gong.

A group of Falun Gong practitioners in yellow jackets stand in the background, facing the stuffed puppet representing the defendant Jiang Zemin. Divine beings in the sky watch the mock trial in compassion.

The purpose of featuring several westerner Falun Gong practitioners in the painting is to make the western audience realize the persecution against Falun Gong is right next to them and the trial against Jiang Zemin is something that they should get involved with. Many westerners are indifferent to Jiang Zemin's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners because they feel it has nothing to do with them and it is just something that is happening on the other side of the world. But the fact is that many pieces of evidence have shown that Jiang Zemin has extended his persecution overseas and even to foreign citizens.

Translated from:

Add new comment