Politicians

  • A Letter to Falun Gong Practitioners from the Office of the German President

    "You and I both hope that China will change their human rights situation. This change will also benefit China because if there are no laws or protection for the human rights of people in China, then China cannot become a modern society. We should tell the Chinese government that this is something that must be done."
  • Celebrating the Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival

    On the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, the moon is round and the Chinese people mark their Moon (or Mid-autumn) Festival. This year it falls on September 11 on the western calendar. In honor of the festival, here are some card, poems and some brief legends.
  • What Exactly Has The Communist Party Brought to China (Part II)

    If it had been just personal resentments or just physical persecution, I would have excused those evil policemen who personally persecuted me, who gave a tacit permission to the persecution, who plotted and instigated the persecution toward me, and their higher-level officials. But it isn’t. It is destroying and trampling on human nature, conscience, and righteous belief. I would rather forget all of it. If they could stop the crimes and make up for the loss, I also would excuse them. But they still continue the crimes.
  • A Letter from a French M.P to a Falun Gong Practitioner

    "The purpose of writing this letter is to let you know that I will fully support your activities to stop the Persecution of Falun Gong in China."
  • French MP Replies to a Falun Gong Practitioners

    "Please acknowledge that it alerted my attention even though I am very aware of the situation. As you may already know, I have informed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. M. Dominique de Villipin about this issue. I will continue to, as an M.P., alert others about your situation."
  • More UK MPs Support the Trial of Jiang for his Crimes against Falun Gong Practitioners

    “Thank you for your letter of 11th July concerning the persecution of Falun Gong especially by the ex-communist leader Jiang Zemin. I was already familiar with the crimes and with the proposed lawsuits but it is always good to receive reminders of the crimes committed. I entirely agree with the content of your letter.”
  • Letter of Support from Finnish Member of Parliament

    "We are very aware of the persecution of Falun Gong. Human rights abuses in China are totally unacceptable. For those who have become accustomed to free society, it is impossible to comprehend how the Chinese government has behaved [in relation to Falun Gong]...through international forums and appealing, we can try to improve the situation, so that China will respect human rights and stop persecuting Falun Gong."
  • UK MP expresses Support for the Trial of Jiang Zemin

    "Thank you very much for your letter of 11 July regarding Jiang Zemin, which I read with interest. Persecution of Falun Gong practitioners does seem to be an act that would be unwarranted in our society. I agree with you that people being tortured to death for adherence to Falun Gong is unacceptable. Anybody who commits such acts should be brought to justice in the correct way and tried under international law.”
  • Belgium: A Leading Political Party sends a Message of Support for a Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin

    "The N-VA supports your initiative and really hopes that the juridical steps will have a positive consequence. We wish you all success."
  • British Parliamentarians Raise the Issue of Article 23 and Falun Gong with the UK Government

    During the months of June and July 2003, Members of both Houses of Parliament raised their concerns regarding Article 23 and its impact on the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners. Parliamentarians who raised such questions included Lord Hylton and Mrs Patsy Calton MP.
  • Statement from Irish Member of Parliament Joe Higgins T.D. at Practitioners’ Dublin Rally on July 20

    "I continue to support the demand that there must be full freedom for supporters of Falun Gong and other beliefs to express their views freely in China and to peacefully practice their beliefs. It is an outrageous assault on human right and human dignity that members of the Falun Gong should be persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and even killed in China."
  • Many Members of the UK House of Lords Criticise Hong Kong’s Article 23 Legislation

    Lord Howell of Guildford stated “…did we not tell the people of Hong Kong six years ago that they would not be forgotten? …will the Government nevertheless be very bold indeed, as the noble Lord, Lord Goodhart, suggested, in pointing out to the Government in Beijing, at the highest level, that their pressure for these changes could lead to very serious long-term damage for Hong Kong? Does the Minister agree that quiet dialogue is no longer the appropriate medium for handling this issue?”
  • UK MPs Raise Parliamentary Questions on the Human Rights of Falun Gong Practitioners in China and Hong Kong

    On 12 June 2003, Mrs. Calton MP asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs “what recent steps he has taken to support the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners in (a) China and (b) Hong Kong?”
  • Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Again Comments on Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners

    "When it comes to China there are many urgent human rights issues to be dealt with - and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is undoubtedly one of the most serious. We are to continue paying close attention to the treatment of Falun Gong practitioners and the Chinese authorities' assaults on their human rights."
  • Swedish Prime Minister: “Speaking out for freedom of belief and human rights is everyone’s duty.”

    "The Swedish government understands very well how Falun Gong practitioners are being treated in China, which shows serious violations of human rights. It is important for the international community to voice strong opposition to this. The Swedish government can never approve of the persecution of individuals for their beliefs or political views, nor of brutal oppression. It’s everyone’s duty to speak out for freedom of belief and human rights."