Voices of Support
"We hope that the perpetrator of this attack will be brought to justice by the due course of the law of the land. He will of course be afforded a fair trial, all the evidence will be fully considered before any conviction. That is the way it should be. Contrast this with the way Falun Gong practitioners in China have been dealt with, tortured to death and locked away in prisons and labour camps with little chance of release, and certainly with no fair trial."
"The CDU is well aware of the predicament of Falun Gong practitioners in China. The Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the CDU/CSU Party in parliament, which is directed by Hermann Gröhe, is in constant contact with Falun Gong practitioners. In addition to Hermann Gröhe, many other CDU politicians have continued to specifically mention the human rights violations that are still being perpetrated against Falun Gong practitioners in China within the Committee for Human Rights and Human Aid of the German Parliament. The CDU has a continued commitment to uphold human rights."
"We also have used the upcoming State Visit by the Chinese President as an opportunity to point to the perilous human rights situation in the PRC. We are deeply concerned about the high numbers of death sentences and persecutions in China, about the administrative detention system, the state sanctioned harassment of Christian communities that are not registered with the Chinese regime, about the situation in Tibet and the long sentences and detentions of Falun Gong adherents in slave labour camps."
"We have known the fact that the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners began in 1999. In order to suppress this cultivation way and its practitioners, the Chinese Communist Party has been changing its methods of persecution continuously, such as excruciating torture, sending them into exile, forcing them to do heavy work and spreading propaganda of hatred aimed at Falun Gong. We can not accept the action of violating human rights..."
On December 20th, the Spanish Falun Gong Association came to the Argentinian Embassy. They brought letters to the Embassy and asked the Argentinian government not to submit to the CCP’s despotic power, uphold justice, investigate the hoodlum's legal responsibility and trace the culprits. On the 14th of December, Luo Gan, one of the prime culprits of the persecution, was visiting Argentina and the CCP sent gangsters to beat peacefully protesting Falun Gong practitioners.
"Has China shown any tendency to ease its human rights abuses? The western governments presumed that their routine talks with China could help improve the situation. However, the talks were followed by no action. Conversely, the persecution against Falun Gong has been escalating since Hu Jintao came to power. China still imposes strict censorship on overseas news. Chinese people could only know what the CCP intends to reveal to them, including the distorted facts of history."
"The European Parliament is aware of the increasing violations of human rights in China and has passed several resolutions on the issue...The EU is engaged in continuous dialogue with the Chinese authorities, designed to encourage the transformation towards an open Chinese society based on the rule of law and continues to raise areas of concern. Falun Gong followers remain at the sharp end of Beijing’s repression, with a reported 200,000 people interned in labour camps."
"It is our belief that the non-intervention of the police was under instruction from Chinese officials. Wednesday's assault fits into a disturbing pattern of violence, intimidation, and human rights violations in connection with visits by Chinese officials around the world over the last three to four years. It appears that in each case Chinese authorities have used economic and political clout to pressure host-country governments into assisting them in the subjugation of Falun Gong practitioners and their supporters, often with the use of violence or arrest."
"We wish to express our deep concern the recent Thai police harassment of Falun Gong practitioners during a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, which was held to protest against Chinese police brutality...We hope that Thailand will not succumb to the intimidation and pressure put on it by the CCP to contribute towards the persecution of Falun Gong. We urge you to try to convince your government that they should stop the harassment of Falun Gong practitioners and stop yielding to the CCP’s pressure, which is a serious compromise of Thailand’s fundamental moral and political principles."
"2005 began with many members of the CCP renouncing their membership after the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the CCP, which told in great detail the real story of the Party’s violent past since it was formed in 1949. A long catalogue of atrocities involving mental and physical torture against anyone who does not toe the party line has now taken in Falun Gong as its main focal point. Several high profile dissensions have added momentum to the renunciations, including embassy officials in Australia and Canada."
"His Royal Highness shares your concern about the freedom of Falun Gong practitioners in China to follow their faith, and understands that these issues were indeed raised during the State Visit of the Chinese President earlier this month, though not by The Prince of Wales as he was overseas at the time."
Mr. Lackamp, Head of human rights Affairs of the Christian Democratic Union, sent a letter to the practitioner on behalf of Ms. Merkel, to the effect that she was regretful to learn that Falun Gong practitioners are still persecuted in China. The letter also indicated that the Christian Democratic Union has raised the issues concerning the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners many times in Germany’s Parliamentary sessions and various levels of the Sino-German dialogue. In the letter, she also assured the practitioner that the Union will continue to pay attention to China’s human right problems including Falun Gong issues in the future.
The famous German TV Station First Channel reported on the German President Horst Koehler’s speech during a press conference after his meeting with Chinese President Hu. Mr. Koehler said that he pointed out to Mr. Hu that respecting people’s wishes, enjoying freedom and dignity, are the common value of the world and the aim of the United Nation’s Constitution. Only through promoting peace, freedom and democracy, can people’s lives improve and only then, can economic growth be maintained.
On October 31st, 2005, representatives of the Czech Falun Dafa Association visited Mr Edward Outrata, Vice President of the Czech Senate, regarding the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong. Mr Outrata had previously made the point that the world’s moral pressure on the Chinese government is very important. He also believes this kind of pressure is advantageous to the improvement of China’s human rights situation.
"... we receive reports about the persecution, incarcerations and torture, which has led to deaths of Falun Gong practitioners. An example of this is Gao Rongrong from Shenyang, who died on the 12th of June, 2005 by torture and exhaustion. This is against the UN’s convention on human rights. We condemn the torture which led to the death of Gao Rongrong and demand that those involved are held responsible for this and similar crimes."
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