Falun Gong 'TV hackers' on trial

Thursday, 19 September 2002, 12:57 PM EST

Members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement have gone on trial in China, charged with hacking into a cable television network and broadcasting pro-Falun Gong messages.

The Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, said television services in the cities of Changchun and Songyuan in north-east China were suspended for up to four hours in March this year.

Fifteen Falun Gong practitioners are now on trial in Changchun on charges of sabotage and organising a cult.

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