A reporter recently interviewed Mart Laar, the first prime minister of Estonia after the Baltic country gained independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union. During the interview, Mr. Laar expressed his support for the Human Rights Torch and appealed to people around the world to pay close attention to the persecution happening in Communist China. He commended the courage of the Chinese people who have openly denounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He also encouraged Chinese people to be fearless and take solid steps to end the CCP atrocities.
|Mr. Mart Laar, former prime minister of Estonia.|
Though the CCP pledged to improve human rights in China when it was applying to host the 2008 Olympic Games, Mr. Laar said that the there was no evidence that the CCP would fulfill its pledge. Mr. Laar believes that relaying the Human Rights Torch around the world will remind people about human rights atrocities happening in China. “It is very effective and very necessary.” Laar said.
Laar said that the magnificent Chinese history and culture had been mostly destroyed by the CCP. “This destruction can be called the largest damage to world civilization.” He pointed out that history is repeating itself: During World War II, nobody believed in the existence of concentration camps and the Holocaust. Today, organ harvesting is happening and people are still questioning the credibility of the allegation.
Laar stressed that people in the free world should help people who are still under the communist reign of terror. On the other hand, ignoring their suffering is very dangerous and will harm the whole free world.
Laar said that the twenty seven million Chinese people who have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organisations have made a courageous and correct choice. He said: “a classic communist tactic is both persecuting yourself and your family members. In fact, they [the CCP] fear the public. Once the fear among the public vanishes, the CCP reign of terror will collapse.”
Mr. Laar said that Estonia lost 20% of its population when it was controlled by the Soviet Union. “It is now widely recognised that communism is anti-human. Without violence and terror, communism could not exist.” Laar concluded.
Mart Laar served as Estonian prime minister from 1992 to 1994, and he was re-elected in 1999. He successfully led the economic and political reformation in Estonia and laid a good foundation for the country to become a member of the EU. He is a productive historian and is currently serving as a member of the Estonian Parliament.
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