Germany: Elected Officials of Hesse Offer Congratulations for World Falun Dafa Day

May 13 is the 28th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s (also called Falun Gong) public introduction, and the 21st World Falun Dafa Day. Nine members of the Hesse State Parliament and the German Federal Parliament sent congratulations and wishes for the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day to be successful.

Chair of the Christian Democratic Union: The Courage of Falun Gong Will End the Persecution
Ines Claus, chair of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), is fully aware of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. She sent a letter on May 5, 2020, in which she stated that she and her colleagues are working on stopping the persecution.

Although the persecution of Falun Gong continues, she believes that the courage of Falun Gong practitioners will stop the persecution in the near future. She wished Falun Gong practitioners a happy and dynamic Falun Dafa Day.

Member of Parliament: It Is Important to Have a Rally Raising Public Awareness
Bettina Wiesmann, member of the German Parliament, sent a letter to Falun Gong practitioners on May 7, 2020, wishing the Falun Dafa Day rally a success. In the letter, she stated that Falun Dafa advocated Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

She also thanked Shen Yun Performing Arts for spreading traditional Chinese culture throughout the world. She stated that Falun Gong practitioners have suffered an unprecedented human rights persecution, perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They even have been subjected to state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners.

She stated that the rally, initiated by Falun Gong practitioners, was important for raising public awareness.

Bettina Wiesmann, member of the German Parliament

CDU Economic Policy Spokesperson: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Everyone's Most Important Value
Heiko Kasseckert, a member of the Hessian State parliament and CDU spokesman for economic policy, sent his greetings to Falun Gong practitioners who participated in the celebration of Falun Dafa Day. He expressed support for Falun Gong practitioners, as well as their peaceful activities.

Heiko Kasseckert, a member of the Hessian State parliament and CDU spokesman

He commended Falun Gong practitioners for their perseverance in peacefully protesting the persecution. He stated in his letter that since July 1999, Falun Gong practitioners have been brutally persecuted, and that the CCP’s purpose is to force Falun Gong practitioners to abandon their faith through torture.

This persecution has continued for more than two decades, during which time Falun Gong practitioners persistently and peacefully fought against this evil persecution that harms humanity and violates human rights. Those who have been tortured and killed will be remembered. He hoped that practitioners will continue to have courage and strength, as well as continue to take the path of peace they have chosen, and adhere to the principles of their faith.

In addition, Dr. Nils Kowssler, chairman of the CDU parliamentary group from Frankfurt, also sent a letter to wish the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day a complete success.

Dr. Nils Kowssler, chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in Frankfurt

Member of Parliament: Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance Are Values That Humanity Pursue Together
Heike Hofmann, a member of the Federal Parliament of the Hesse Social Democratic Party (SDP), stated at the beginning of her letter that the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance are values worthy of pursuit.

She stressed that the persecution of Falun Dafa must end. She also said that for many years, Falun Dafa practitioners have been persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed, which is not only shocking, but also totally unacceptable.

She confirmed that as early as 2013, the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning the CCP's forced harvesting of organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners. She called for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience in China.

Heike Hofmann, a member of the Federal Parliament

SDP Member of Parliament: Falun Dafa Provides a Way for Returning to Tradition
Ulli Nissen is a member of the Federal Parliament of the Social Democratic Party in Hesse, Germany. She stated in her letter that people were eager to return to traditional moral values, and that Falun Dafa provides such a way for the world.

She said that one can return to the good nature of human beings by following Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Practising Falun Gong can make one’s life more fulfilling.

She stated that it makes her very happy that the important values of Falun Dafa are recognized by many people in Frankfurt, as well as by people world wide. She also condemned the CCP’s persecution.

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Ulli Nissen, a member of the Federal Parliament of the Social Democratic Party

Green Party Members of the Hesse State Parliament: We will Work for the Freedom of Belief for Falun Gong Practitioners
Three members of the Hesse State parliament from the Greens sent a joint letter. They expressed their worry, given the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Karin Mueller (vice speaker of the Hesse Parliament), Martina Feldmayer and Miriam Dahlke condemned the CCP’s persecution. They stated that the CCP has no right to suppress, arrest and torture kind people.

They stated that they advocated peaceful coexistence and mutual respect, and would defend human rights, freedom of expression, and democratic ideas. They would work to stop any persecution and discrimination.

At the end of the letter, they asked the CCP to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

Karin Mueller (vice speaker of the Hesse Parliament), Martina Feldmayer and Miriam Dahlke

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