The Ministry of Public Security today issued a notice prohibiting all activities in support of Falun Gong, which was termed illegal and has been banned.
Earlier today, 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 Falun Gong.
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.
(China Daily, July 22, 1999)