UK Falun Gong Association Requests Government to Bar the Entry of Bo Xilai

The UK Falun Gong Association has requested the UK Home Office to bar entry to Bo Xilai. Bo Xilai is a high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party who is guilty of crimes against humanity, genocide and the use of torture against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Such crimes are illegal under international law in accordance with the UN Conventions on Torture and Genocide and are crimes under Section 86 of the UK Criminal Justice Act of 1988.

Bo Xilai is one of the main provincial party and government officials involved in the persecution of Falun Gong in Liaoning Province, China. During his term as mayor of Dalian City, Deputy Secretary of Liaoning Province and Governor of Liaoning Province, many innocent people were killed under his command because they practised the peaceful meditative exercises of Falun Gong. Persecution methods used against Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning Province include the detention and mistreatment of healthy practitioners in mental hospitals, shocks from high-voltage electric batons, sexual abuse, physical torture, severe beatings, brainwashing, subjecting family members to collective punishment and the use of propaganda to incite hatred against Falun Gong. Liaoning Province and Dalian City are two of the worst offending locations in the six-year campaign of persecution against Falun Gong.

The UK Falun Gong Association requests the UK Government to prevent the entry of Bo Xilai into the UK because he is guilty of the crimes listed above. Such an official should not be permitted to enter the UK on the basis of his complicity in the violation of the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners. If he is allowed to enter the UK, this sends a message that the UK condones genocide and human rights violations. The UK must act according to international human rights agreement.

UK Falun Gong Association
November 2005

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