Statement by T. Kumar, Asia-Pacific Advocacy Director, Amnesty International

Statement by T. Kumar, Asia-Pacific Advocacy Director, Amnesty International

“As an international human rights organization….[we are] concerned about the massive crackdown against the members of the Falun Gong. Tens of thousands of Falun Gong members were arrested by the Chinese purely because they were practising their own belief. These are the people who are ordinary citizens of China. They never harmed anyone….they are not criminals. But [the] Chinese government arrested them and imprisoned them for long [terms], [for] long years after unfair trials. We have documented closed door trials where no one knew happened during the trials, and no one knew what happened afterwards. When members were arrested, they usually got tortured and we have reports…..”

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