Dear Mr. Li Guangyao:
It is known to us that you will attend the opening ceremony of the “Hamburg Summit,” which will be held from September 13th to 15th. We, representing the German branch of the Falun Gong Human Rights organisation, would like to urge you and the Singaporean government to withdraw the unreasonable accusation against Falun Gong practitioners. We sincerely hope the Singaporean government can recognise the truth about Falun Gong and avoid becoming an accomplice of China’s persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.
Ever since Li Lanqing’s visit to Singapore was reported by news media on May 28th the Singaporean authorities have been trying to please the Chinese communist regime and Li Lanqing. Li used to work as the head of the “6-10 Office,” which is specifically established by the Chinese communist regime to persecute Falun Gong. To interfere with Falun Gong’s activities, the Singaporean government has acted out a series of incidents, including deporting Falun Gong practitioners. On July 10th, soon after Li Lanqing completed his visit, the Singaporean government filed fabricated charges against nine local Falun Gong practitioners for “illegal assembly” because the practitioners clarified the persecution truth peacefully last October. On July the 20th the government also unlawfully arrested and prosecuted three Falun Gong practitioners who went on hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy to Singapore.
Through reports of international media and truth-clarification efforts of Singaporean Falun Gong practitioners during the past seven years, we believe the Singaporean government should have understood perfectly about the persecution suffered by millions of compassionate Falun Gong practitioners in China. The government should have also known that the Chinese authorities had committed crimes of “genocide,” “torture” and “anti-humanity” against the Falun Gong group and Chinese citizens. As the fiercest infringement against human rights and faith in the 21st century, the persecution has drawn significant worldwide attention.
The book the “Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party” published by the Epoch Times has made a lot of Chinese people deliberate who has brought so many disasters to China and the world during the past fifty years. More and more Chinese people are awakening. For example, Mr. Chen Yonglin, a former diplomat of China’s Embassy to Australia, and Mr. Hao Fengjun, a former police officer in the “6-10 Office”, have departed from the Chinese communist regime and sought asylum in Australia. In addition, there have been more than thirteen million Chinese people who registered themselves on the website of the Epoch Times to quit various organisations of the Chinese Communist Party. As the evil conduct of the Chinese communist regime were exposed to the world, especially the validated large-scale organ-harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners, people in the world are severely shocked and they start to recognise the true face of the Chinese communist regime.
It is very regretful to know the Singaporean government which has been proud of its dedication to democracy and independence, decided to prosecute Singaporean citizens who exercised their basic rights of freedom in expressions to expose the persecution truth of the Chinese communist regime. Ever since the occurrence of the prosecution in July, Falun Gong practitioners and human rights organisations around the worlds have constantly urged the Singaporean authorities to withdraw the charges against Falun Gong practitioners so that the government wouldn’t become an accomplice to the persecution. However, the authorities have failed to demonstrate Singapore’s democracy and independence. Instead, the government has invariably submitted itself to the Chinese communist regime over the Falun Gong issue, completely disregarding the norms of rights and freedom protected Singaporean constitution and international laws.
We understand you play a pivotal role in formulating Singapore’s policies, especially the policy toward China. You also have crucial influence on Singapore’s attitude toward the Falun Gong group. In view of upholding international human rights, we sincerely hope you can facilitate the withdrawal of the charges and reinstate the reputation of these Falun Gong practitioners.
At the same time, we also hope Singaporean government can fully recognise the current situation and stop participating in the persecution against Falun Gong actively or passively such that Singapore’s international image and the country’s future would not be sacrificed. It is not too late yet. Please pay respect to and safeguard the basic rights and freedom of Falun Gong practitioners. Please abandon obsolete notions or practices and start taking liberal, open, democratic attitudes to deal with the ever-increasing supports that Falun Gong receives from the entire world. We believe this is a sensible way as it will bring good fortune to Singaporeans. As a country that declares itself a democratic, independent government, Singapore should also do well in handling the Falun Gong issue so that Singapore would not fall short of its democracy and independence.
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