On August 24th, 2007, German members of the CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) wrote a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will visit China soon. In the letter, they urged Mrs. Merkel to help to end the persecution of the Chinese communist regime against Falun Gong and pass along the CIPFG’s letters to China’s president Hu Jintao and the premier Wen Jiabao. Their letter to Merkel is translated as follows:
Dear Honourable Chancellor Merkel:
While you are making a state visit to China starting from August 26th, we would like to tell you the situation of the Human Rights Torch Relay and request for your kind help in stopping the persecution of the Chinese communist regime against Falun Gong.
The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) is an international organisation that comprises more than three hundred politicians, physicians, lawyers, journalists, former Olympics athletes and human rights advocates from various countries. On August the 9th 2007 one year before the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a human rights torch was lit by the CIPFG in Athens, Greece. The torch is to call upon the world to boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics in reaction to the brutal persecution that the Chinese communist regime is inflicting on Falun Gong for the past eight years and the crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
When the human rights torch arrived at the Olympic Park in Berlin on August the 18th, the German media gave favourable coverage to the event. The torch relay will be continued globally so as to awaken the world that the Olympic Games should not co-exist with humanity-suppressing crimes. The tragedy of Hitler’s exploitation of the Olympics to promote nationalism should not recur in Beijing today. More and more echoes are received from around the world supporting our appeal to boycott the Beijing Olympics.
We are all aware of how bravely the Eastern German people fought for their freedom and how precious the collapse of the Berlin Wall was. China, the most populous country in the world nowadays, is still blockaded by the iron curtain of the Communist Party and continues to bear indescribable hardship. We, who live in the western world, cannot stay indifferent to the crime, i.e. organ harvesting from living innocent people for profits, which is ongoing in this country. Never seen elsewhere on this planet, the organ harvesting endangers the lives of all Chinese people: their livers, kidneys or hearts can be forcibly removed from unwilling people at any moment.
Resorting to economical benefits, the Chinese communist regime has been trying to seduce the western governments to abandon their values. The Olympic Games have become the instrument for the Chinese communist regime to justify the regime’s brutal persecution on its own people. Instead of making improvements, China’s human rights situation continues to deteriorate after Beijing was awarded the host city for the 2008 Olympic Games. The Chinese communist regime has failed to materialise its commitment to the Olympic committee.
Soon after Beijing was announced as the host city of the 2008 Olympics, China’s deputy premier said, “Our success in bidding for the host city of the Olympics indicates the suppression against Falun Gong is right.” The regime’s Ministry of Public Security released a secret order in 2007, in which forty three categories of Chinese people, including Falun Gong practitioners, media workers, Christians and Roman Catholics are forbidden to participate in or watch the Olympic Games. What the regime has been doing clearly undermines the Olympic spirit.
On August the 25th, the human rights torch relay will arrive in Munich. Mrs. Merkel, please help us to keep the torch relay going. Please also help pass along our letters to Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao when you are in China. Thank you very much.
Very truly yours,
Members of CIPFG in Germany.
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