I never heard of Falun Gong before today. The government of China is planning to censor the internet during the Olympic games--they don't want reporters and athletes tapping in to the "malicious" propaganda of the Falun Gongers. Falun Gong is a quasi-religion (but not exactly) that emphasizes spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical topics.
I didn't realize groups other than Christians were facing widespread persecution. Whatever they believe, they aren't a BIT popular with the powers-that-be in China. These FG folks are being sent to Chinese "gulags" where they're being tortured and are even having their organs harvested on the spot. (If they are a match to someone with a medical need, they're zapped with potassium to stop their hearts and the required organs or tissues are removed on the spot. Not cool.)
The Olympics seem less and less appealing with every day's news. I'm thinking China wasn't such a great choice for the Games this year.