Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Chen Ying from France and Ms. Xiong Wei, who was rescued from the persecution in China to Germany, attended a press conference held by the European Parliament on March 8th, International Women’s Day. They gave detailed accounts of the brutal persecution they have suffered in China.
During the press conference, held in the European Parliament hall in Strasbourg, the two female Falun Gong practitioners described the arrest, abuse, forced labour and brainwashing they went through and delivered testimonies about the relentless torture they experienced while imprisoned in China.
Two Members of the European Parliament, Mr. Michel Galher from Germany and Mr. Alain Lipiez from France, also attended the conference. After Chen Ying and Xiong Wei completed their speeches, Mr. Galher commented, “It is so shocking! I fully believe what you said. It is really shameful that a country with major economical success like China should have turned itself into a mega concentration camp for prisoners of conscience. We ought to spread what is happening in China publicly in the European Parliament. We don’t want to humiliate China. Instead, it is China who is humiliating itself.”
The press conference was originally scheduled to last for half an hour, but it was extended to almost an hour to accommodate questions from the media. Mrs. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, an Israeli citizen who won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2001, was deeply moved by Chen Ying’s testimony. She spoke personally to Chen Ying at the reception party to greet and encourage her.
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Published in French at http://fr.clearharmony.net/articles/200503/19020.html
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