Levi Browde serves as the Executive Director with the New
York-based Falun Dafa Information Center – an
organization dedicated to ending the human rights
abuses against people who practice Falun Gong in China.

  Levi’s life changed dramatically in 1999 when his best friend came
to the office one morning and announced the Chinese
Communist Party had taken away his mother in Beijing to
be tortured and “brainwashed.” This marked the
beginning of his volunteer work to defend human rights in
China. Two years later, Levi himself was detained in a
Chinese jail outside Beijing for secretly meeting with
Western reporters and protesting on Tiananmen Square.
Over the past 20 years, Browde has been interviewed and
quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the
Associated Press, TIME Magazine, BBC, AFP, and other
media outlets. He has spoken about Falun Gong and
human rights in China at briefings on Capitol Hill in
Washington DC and at the United Nations human rights
sessions in Geneva, Switzerland.