United States: Practitioners Peacefully Protest and Deliver an Open Letter to the Thai Consulate

Recently two female Falun Gong practitioners were raped by a CCP policeman. Upon hearing this tragedy, Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand demonstrated in front of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand and distributed flyers to expose and protest against the rape.

On December 10th, International Human Right Day, several Thai policemen and vehicles entered the Chinese Embassy. Under instruction from the Chinese Embassy, dozens of policemen searched the Falun Gong practitioners' bags, dragged them away and snatched their banners. After the practitioners told the policemen about the persecution and the Chinese Embassy's role in it, some policemen said that they didn't harass them out of their own initiative. They said that it was the Chinese Embassy who asked them to do it.

Appeal in Chicago

On December 14th, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Chicago held a peaceful protest in front of the Thai Consulate regarding the Thai police's violation of human rights. The practitioners hoped that the Thai government would not succumb to the malevolent Chinese Communist Party;s (CCP's) demands, and stop harassing and assaulting Falun Gong practitioners.

Reading an open letter in front of the Thai Consulate Practitioners peacefully protest in the snow

In front of the Thai Consulate, in a light snow, practitioners held banners reading, "Thailand, please respect Falun Gong practitioners' human rights," and, "Falun Dafa is Good." A representative for the practitioners read an open letter to the Thai Consulate-General, which stated that on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, opposite the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Falun Gong practitioners peacefully protesting there were rudely interfered with by Thai police under the instigation of the Chinese embassy. Several dozen uniformed police and plainclothes police crossed the road and forcibly searched practitioners' bags, dragged practitioners away and grabbed their banners. When practitioners clarified the truth to the police and exposed the Chinese Embassy's wrongdoing, some police officers expressed that they did not want to harass the practitioners, but the Chinese Embassy asked them to do so.

The open letter also expressed that in the past six years plus of peaceful resistance, Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China have been subjected to unimaginable and inhuman torture and abuses, while Falun Gong has been well received in over 80 countries around the world. Thailand is one of the countries that initially supported and welcomed Falun Gong. The Thai government is very clear that Falun Gong benefits people both physically and mentally, and does no harm to anybody. However, the malevolent CCP has extended its persecution of Falun Gong outside China. Some countries feel compelled to violate their own country's fundamental interests for the sake of economic benefit, and have succumbed to the malevolent CCP. Chicago practitioners hoped that Thailand would not become one of those countries.

Falun Gong practitioners finally expressed two points in their open letter: One, stop encroaching on Falun Gong practitioners' human rights, and the other point asked the Thai government not to succumb to the CCP and undermine the foundational philosophy of Thailand.

A representative for Falun Gong entered the consulate and further talked with a consul and delivered the letter.


Appeal in Houston

Representatives of the Falun Dafa Association in Houston and several Falun Gong practitioners went to the Thai Consulate in Houston to clarify the truth about Falun Gong on the afternoon of December 14th, 2005.

The Falun Dafa Association delivered a letter to the consulate concerning the recent incident of Thai Police violating Falun Gong practitioners' human rights. The Thai official of the Thai Consulate didn't know about Falun Gong. Representatives of the Falun Dafa Association told him that Falun Gong is a peaceful practice consisting of gentle exercises, meditation, and self-improvement. Practitioners cultivate themselves by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Gong since July 20th, 1999. Two female Falun Gong practitioners were recently raped by a CCP policeman. On hearing of this tragedy, Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand demonstrated in front of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand and distributed flyers to expose and protest against the rape. On December 10th, International Human Right Day, several Thai policemen and vehicles entered the Chinese Embassy. Under instruction from the Chinese Embassy, dozens of policemen searched the Falun Gong practitioners' bags, dragged them away and snatched their banners. After the practitioners told the policemen about the persecution and the Chinese Embassy's role in it, some policemen said that they didn't harass them out of their own initiative. They said that it was the Chinese Embassy who asked them to do it.

Falun Gong practitioners in Houston told the Thai official about the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," gave him a some introductory materials about Falun Gong, and told him about the evil nature of the CCP. The official gained a basic understanding about Falun Gong and the persecution. He said he would fax the letter to his government and give the other materials to the Thai Consul.

Falun Gong practitioners also gave the receptionist of the Thai Consulate some truth-clarification materials before they left.

What is Falun Gong? Falun Gong is a cultivation practice of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. Since its introduction in China in May, 1992, these principles have won people's heart and improved their morality. Both the nation and the people have benefited greatly from it. More than 100 million people in more than seventy countries are practising Falun Gong.

The chief perpetrator and former head of the CCP, Jiang Zemin, launched the persecution of Falun Gong out of jealousy on July 20th, 1999. At least 2,790 practitioners have died from the persecution in the past six years. Executing the CCP's orders, police in China arbitrarily use tortures on Falun Gong practitioners without restraint, which has caused countless appalling tragedies around the nation. The recent rape of women Falun Gong practitioners by policeman is only a tiny part of the persecution. In addition, the CCP has extended the persecution overseas. The incidents in Iceland and Thailand are examples.

The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) announced that they will file investigation cases against the major responsible parties and individuals, further verify their crimes, and report their findings and evidence to the international courts, human rights organisations, and foreign governments. The WOIPFG will also file lawsuits against these individuals and expose their crimes. According to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalisation Code, Item 212(a)(2)(G) stipulates that foreign government officials involved in violating freedom of religion during the last two years are not allowed to enter the United States. This statute extends to their family members and dependents as well. The WOIPFG will deliver the perpetrators' crime records to customs and immigration departments of various countries.

The incident of the Thai police violating Falun Gong practitioners' human right was inglorious. Falun Gong practitioners hope that the Thai government won't associate itself with the CCP, which has been constructed on lies and atrocities.

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