Sweden: Lerum’s Socialdemokratiska Arbetarekommun Condemns the Torture which Led to the Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Gao Rongrong, and Hopes for Democracy in China

To the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm

For more than 5000 years the Chinese people have created a brilliant culture around the areas of the Yellow River and the Yangtze River water system. One of those expression of culture is Falun Gong, an ancient form of qigong. Qigong has been practiced at dawn in almost every park in China since ancient times. In addition to that, practitioners live by the principle of Truth-Compassion-Tolerance.

To this, the Swedish labour movement and the Christian left are supportive. But we receive reports about the persecution, incarcerations and torture, which has led to deaths of Falun Gong practitioners. An example of this is Gao Rongrong from Shenyang, who died on the 12th of June, 2005 by torture and exhaustion. This is against the UN’s convention on human rights. We condemn the torture which led to the death of Gao Rongrong and demand that those involved are held responsible for this and similar crimes. We are hoping for democracy in China and that the people in China get to know what democracy is.

Lerum’s Socialdemokratiska Arbetarekommun.

Svante Karlsson, president.

Lerum’s Broderskapsgrupp.

Ingvor Karlsson, president.

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Letter from Lerum’s Socialdemokratiska Arbetarekommun to the Department of Foreign Affairs

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laila Freivalds.

We have sent the following attached letter to the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm. We know that Anna Lind who worked for the UN’s convention on human rights, should be followed by the membership countries. It is our hope that her work continues.

Lerum’s Socialdemokratiska Arbetarekommun

Svante Karlsson, president.

Lerum’s Broderskapsgrupp.

Ingvor Karlsson, president.

Originally published in Swedish at: http://se.clearharmony.net/articles/200510/15818.html

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