Local Government

  • Germany: The Mayor of Wurth Enjoys a Falun Gong Photo Exhibition

    The Mayor's speech praised China's traditional culture, respected the moral values of "truthfulness, compassion, forbearance" advocated by Falun Gong, and condemned the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He also hoped that the photo exhibition would bring the truth to more people. After the speeches, Falun Gong practitioners candidly exchanged views with the Mayor and reporters.
  • Holland: Telling the Mayor about the Persecution of Falun Dafa

    The mayor said, "I know all about Falun Gong. He looked at me, probably not expecting anyone in his city to practise Falun Gong. I showed him some materials about the Chinese Communist Party taking organs from living victims, including Falun Gong practitioners. He looked for a moment and said, "Too terrible, too terrible. These people are too bad; I will read this material carefully." I also told him some experiences of mine; he listened with attention. I finally said that just because of this, I have not seen my daughter for seven years. The Mayor's wife said: "This is one of the most intolerable things. Thank you for telling us your story."
  • Belgian MPs Publish an Open Letter Urging European Governments to Restrain the New Genocide Happening in China

    Belgian MPs Jan Peumans and Jan Loones published an open letter demanding an investigation into the harvest of organs in Chinese concentration camps, their sale fro transplant operations, and the subsequent cremation of bodies. The letter demanded that European governments take immediate action, utilising all possible avenues to stop this new round of genocide from happening in mainland China.
  • French MP Nicolas Dupont-Aignan Appeals to Restrain the Persecution and Killing of Falun Gong Practitioners

    Recently, Falun Gong practitioners have been writing to the MP of the Esson area and the Mayor of Yerres city, Mr. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, to tell them about the CCP's savage persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Subsequently, Mr. Dupont-Aignan wrote a letter to the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, appealing to the French authorities to take immediate action to stop these crimes. Both letters are reproduced here.
  • Denmark: An MEP Raises Enquiries Regarding Organ Harvesting by the CCP

    "The Chinese government is now brutally violating human rights. According to reports on the internet, the Vice-Minister of the Public Security, Liu Jin, said: “Eliminate Falun Gong before the Olympic Games in 2008.” According to the reports, the Chinese regime systematically killed Falun Gong practitioners in the secret Sujiatun concentration camp, and no one ever left the facility alive. Some Falun Gong practitioners were murdered and their organs were removed. Even some live practitioners’ organs were taken out because it is more valuable than from dead bodies."
  • France: Letter from French MP to the French Foreign Minister Regarding the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Mr. Bernard Piras, a member of the French parliament, wrote a letter to the French Foreign Minister on 1st March 2006 regarding the inhumane torture and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. French Member of Parliament Mr. Bernard Piras urged the French Foreign Minister to pay attention to human rights violations happening in China, in particular the cruel practice of organ removal from living people, which violates basic human rights.
  • Belgian Parliamentarian Calls for International Condemnation of the Crimes of Totalitarian Communist Regimes

    A resolution was passed by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on January 25th 2006. The chairman of the Christian Democrats, the chairman of the political division of general affairs committee in the Council of Europe and a Belgian parliamentarian Mr. Luc Van den Grande underlined the significance of this resolution but concluded, "To pass this resolution is just a beginning."
  • Italy: A Reply from a Government Official in Biella Province Expresses Support for Falun Gong Practitioners

    "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..."
  • Vice President of the Czech Senate: The Values of "Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance" Should be Retained in Every Country

    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.
  • German Member of Parliament: “I Assure You that We Will Continue to Fight for the Release of Renzheng Jiang.”

    Jiang Renzheng, his wife and two small children were deported to Beijing from Würzburg (Germany) in March 2005. Following his deportation, Jiang Renzheng was sentenced to three years of forced labour and is now being detained in a labour camp in the city of Benxi because of his Falun Gong practice and the attendant accusation of “endangering public security.” His wife was forced into hiding because of her imminent arrest.
  • Chairman of the London Assembly Expresses Concern over Annie Yang’s Situation

    His letter stated that one of his constituents recently told him that Annie was arrested by officers from Shuangyushu Paichusuo on 1st March 2005 on suspicion of being a Falun Gong practitioner. China is the only country in the world where practising Falun Gong, a practice of peaceful exercises and meditation that asks practitioners to live by the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance, is illegal. In other countries, Falun Gong has received proclamations and awards from governments for its role in improving practitioners’ health and morality.
  • Slovakia: Mayor of the City of Pezinok Attended Falun Gong Appeal to Sign a Petition calling for and End to the Persecution

    Saturday the 26th of February began as a nice, sunny day so practitioners of Falun Gong took advantage of the good weather to visit Pezinok city. They called for public attention to the persecution against Falun Gong, which has continued for almost six years. Documented evidence details the killing of 1,379 practitioners, although Chinese Government estimates put the unofficial figure close to 10,000.
  • United Kingdom: MP for Cambridge and Leader of Cambridge Liberal Democrats Both Express Their Support during Cambridge Falun Dafa Week

    MP Ms. Anne Campbell said in her letter, "Those of us who believe in the freedom of speech and expression must sympathize with the Falun Gong practitioners, who are persecuted throughout China. The UN report which draws attention to the torture of Falun Gong practitioners is deeply shocking and I would urge everyone to write a letter of protest to the Chinese authorities about their treatment of Falun Gong."
  • Mayor of Lübeck in Germany: “I have a deep appreciation for your efforts against the persecution of Falun Gong…”

    In the five years of persecution that people who practise Falun Gong have suffered, voices of support have echoed all over the world and many officials, government representatives and non-governmental organizations have publicly stated their opposition to the human rights abuses against Falun Gong in China, that are being instigated by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin.
  • Slovakia: Mayors from many Cities Condemn the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    Practitioners of Falun Gong recently wrote Mayors of many cities in Slovakia, explaining to them the reasons behind the persecution of Falun Gong in China, the number of victims of this persecution and cruel methods they use to torture practitioners of Falun Gong in China. Many mayors and people in local administrations reacted by signing our petition against persecution of Falun Gong in China.