Statement Sent by Councillor Brian Coleman to a Press Conference Outside the Chinese Embassy in London

The following statement was sent to activities in London to commemorate eight years of persecution against Falun Gong. The statement is from Councillor Brian Coleman and was read at a press conference opposite the Chinese Embassy on Saturday July 21st.

"I send you my heartfelt support in your demonstration to commemorate the 8th Anniversary of the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong and I call upon the Government of the People's Republic of China to cease all violations of human rights. I call upon the Government to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally and to abide by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I also urge the Government to end the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual movement and the resulting numerous human rights violations, to abolish "Re-education Through Labour" and to ensure that all offences punishable with deprivation of liberty are brought within the scope of the Criminal Law."

Cllr Brian Coleman AM FRSA

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