Berlin, November 8th 2005.
Dear Ms ... ,
I would like to thank you for writing about the situation of Falun Gong practitioners in China. The chairperson of the CDU Party in Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, has asked me to respond in her name, since she is unable to answer all of her correspondence herself. I hope that you have some understanding of this situation.
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.
An appeal for human rights in the People’s Republic of China that specifically mentions Falun Gong was submitted to the German Parliament by the CDU/CSU Party and I will attach it to this letter for your information.
Moreover, the CDU federal Committee for human rights has passed a resolution criticising the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. This resolution is also attached to this letter.
I would like to reassure you that the CDU will continue to pay close attention to the human rights situation in China in the future and that; of course, the Falun Gong movement will not be overlooked.
Human rights representative
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Originally published in German at: http://de.clearharmony.net/articles/200601/28827.html
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