Swedish Falun Gong Practitioners' Letter to the Chinese consulate in Gothenburg, Sweden

Mr. Consul, and all consulate employees

Falun Gong practitioners in the Nordic countries condemn the Chinese regime’s brutality in Masanjia labour camp. We urge the immediate release of the 130 hunger-striking Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally imprisoned there. The hunger strike is already in its 29th day.

Masanjia labour camp, in Liaoning province, is hell on earth. In October last year, labour camp guards stripped 18 female practitioners and threw them naked into cells with male criminals. The murderers [labour camps guards] beat practitioners to death and shock female practitioners on their nipples and vaginas with [electric batons]. Faced with thousands of innocent, peaceful practitioners who refuse to give up their faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the camp has used the worst psychological acts of cruelty and physical torture, and even sheer murder. Masanjia labour camp refused to release 130 practitioners despite their penalty time being over. This shows the evil power’s total failure in its efforts to crush people’s good nature. Force cannot change people’s hearts. The 130 practitioners are hunger striking to demand justice, and to awaken the conscience and justness of the surrounding world.

For more than two years, the Chinese regime has brutally persecuted Falun Gong, to achieve Jiang Zemin’s personal aim for power. This is against the constitution of the People’s Republic of China, and breaches the international agreements that the Chinese government has itself signed. Good people who follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are punished, while blood-stained rapists and murderers are supported and rewarded by the dictatorship. It is disgraceful and sad for the Chinese people, and the whole world.

Good is rewarded with good. Evil is met with evil. This is not a new idea. It is the heavenly law and it cannot be changed at the will of the dictatorship. [..]

SOS! We urge the Chinese government to immediately release the 130 Falun Gong practitioners whose lives are in acute danger! Release the Falun Gong practitioners Chi Jian; his wife, Sun Fenglong; and their daughter, Chi Yifan, from Grenoble, France who were kidnapped in China by Chinese security police on 7 August. Also release Zhao Ming, a young student from Dublin who has been in various labour camps and endured severe torture, merely because he refuses to give up his faith in Falun Gong.

Roland Odar
Tony Lingefors
The Nordic Falun Gong Association

Gothenburg; 30 August, 2001

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