The following statement of support was read on February 3rd at a press conference outside the Chinese Embassy in London. The press conference was held to announce the establishment of the European branch of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG-Europe) and the statement of support was from the Asia branch of CIPFG. To find out more about the event, please see http://en.clearharmony.net/articles/200702/37890.html.
We congratulate you on your founding and strongly support your intention to uphold fundamental human dignity.
The century we recently left was undoubtedly the worst in all recorded history in terms of brutality directed at believers in many religions. One estimate of the number of human beings of all nationalities who died prematurely for their faiths between 1900 and 2000 is an appalling 169 million.
CIPFG ASIA consists of more than 110 elite individuals in the political, legal, medical and media fields as well as NGO workers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Macao. This organization crosses state and party borders. Our members, fearless of a dictatorial regime, assist Falun Gong practitioners in ending the persecution out of conscience, moral obligation and a sense of justice. It is a magnificent feat of human rights in Asia.
Human dignity today is indivisible around the shrunken planet. All faith communities and other members of civil societies everywhere should be fully united on issues like the ones still facing Falun Gong practitioners across China. All governments of, by and for their citizens should be working much harder and effectively towards achieving a fully democratic world as early as possible in the new century. The 40 or so dictatorships left around the planet, which do so much damage internationally as well as domestically, should know always that our governments stand always with their respective populations and their human rights and well-being, and never with tyrants of any political hue.
Once again, we congratulate the formation of CIPFG Europe Branch. We are sure that more and more people will join CIPFG for the noble cause.
Wishing you all success in the future
CIPFG ASIA Branch