The Task Force of the Lower House of the German Parliament passed a unanimous vote concerning a request to the German Federal Government and Parliament.
The Lower House of the German Parliament and Federal Government must address earnestly the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China with the political regime of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), including issues such as freedom to express ones opinion, freedom of belief, and freedom of assembly.
The Petition Taskforce of the Lower House of the German Parliament decided the above unanimously on November 22nd. At the same time, they submitted exhibits as relevant material to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the request to bring this issue to the notice of all parliamentary parties of the Lower House of the German Parliament.
Special mention was made of the great number of grave human rights violations and killings in the persecution of Falun Gong adherents in China in the exhibit.
The Petition Task Force members were greatly concerned about the cruel clampdown against this spiritual group’s members since the day in 1999 when the Chinese authorities banned the practice.
The subject was frequently addressed during bilateral talks between representatives of the PRC and the German Federal Republic. Such discussions were at the same time held on European Union levels.
Lists of names of those affected were handed over. The strong demand for an end to the discrimination and mistreatments of Falun Gong practitioners, as well as the release from detention and incarceration was a topic during such talks.
The Petition Taskforce was of the opinion that the German Federal Republic government officials should continue to do their utmost at diplomatic levels to bring an end to the human rights violations. At the same time, such discussions should be held during political discussions with Chinese Parliamentarians.
The PRC can only be fully accepted and recognised as a member of the international community once the Community could convince China of the importance of a drastic improvement concerning the protection of human rights.
Originally published in Germany at: http://clearharmony.de/articles/200611/35053.html target=blank>http://clearharmony.de/articles/200611/35053.html
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