Politicians

  • Joint Declaration by Members of Parliament in Sweden Across Parties: Chinese Communist Party Must Stop Live Organ Harvesting

    On the morning of September 4th, in Sergel Hotel at downtown Stockholm, Sweden, Helena Bargholtz, representative of the Swedish People's Party and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Gran Lindblad, member of the Council of Europe, hosted a forum with a theme "Investigating the allegation about CCP's live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners". Members of Parliament across the parties attended the forum.
  • UK Member of Parliament: “I urge China’s leaders to … take note of the international outrage its actions are causing”

    "It is estimated that over the past seven years, nearly 3,000 people have been killed as a result of the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. In addition, 6,000 have been sent to prison and 100,000 sent to forced labour camps. This represents a gross violation of human rights by the Chinese government. I have stated before that if China is serious about playing an increasingly important role in world affairs, the human rights situation must be addressed as a priority. It is wholly unacceptable that abuse of political dissidents and followers of peaceful spiritual groups such as Falun Gong are persecuted in the ways described."
  • UK Parliamentarians Denounce the Chinese Communist Party’s Human Rights Abuses

    “I share your concerns about human rights and religious freedoms in China. The treatment meted out to Falun Gong practitioners is particularly disturbing. The British Government must ensure that it does not allow trade and diplomatic considerations to blind it to the desperate situations many Chinese face. These are not issues that can be ignored indefinitely.”
  • French Senator Condemns the CCP's Harvesting Organs from Living Falun Gong Practitioners

    A French senator asked his assistant to send an email message to the French Office of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) on July 12th 2006. The message indicated: "The senator felt indignant over the brutal and bloody atrocities happening in China (referring to the Chinese Communist regime's harvesting organ from living Falun Gong practitioners). The senator will receive CIPFG members in his office in due course."
  • Author of Canadian Independent Investigation Report Visits Germany to Help Expose the CCP's Organ Harvesting

    On July 14th and 15th 2006, David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, met with German politicians in Berlin. On Friday July14th, Mr. Kilgour had long conversations with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Gerberlich and the new Human Rights Commissioner Mr. Nook. Mr. Kilgour and Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas recently released a report confirming that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners to sell for profit. Mr. Kilgour shared the findings of his investigation with the German ministers.
  • Belgium: Brussels Press Conference Exposes Chinese Communist Party Organ Harvesting Atrocities

    Former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region Mr. David Kilgour held a press conference in Brussels. The press conference was regarding the Chinese Communist regime's barbaric practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. He was joined by Vice-President of the European Parliament Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott and Belgium human rights lawyer Mr. George-Henry Beauthier.
  • UK MP Responds to the CCP's Organ Harvesting Crimes

    “I will certainly do all I can to try to bring these practices to an end. A key demand which could help tackle the abuse of prisoners and other human rights issues is for Amnesty and other human rights organisations to be able to visit China, meet people and make reports. I urged the Minister responding to the debate to raise this and the other human rights issues, when he visits China in the near future.”
  • France: Vice-President of the Parliament’s Reply Showing Concern over the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners

    "I have received your letter on June the 4th calling my attention to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Your letter has raised my awareness of this issue. I have taken a note of it. As a reply, I would like to tell you that I have made an enquiry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs over this issue. I would contact you as soon as he replies to me. I have much sympathy over your cause, since it concerns religious freedom in China".
  • A Letter to Gao Zhisheng from Vice President McMillan-Scott

    "The condition of prisoners in China is increasingly well-known but it is only in recent months that a particular mistreatment - of Falun Gong practitioners - has come to light, namely the selection of prisoners for 'reverse-match' organ and tissue transplants, leading to their deaths. This is genocide, as defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide..."
  • Finland: Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition in Helsinki

    The exhibition grandly opened in Helsinki on May the 30th. Parliament member and former MEP Ms. Heidi Hautala said in her opening speech that she hoped the exhibition will help people see the human rights situation in China. The exhibition was later visited by Vice-President of the European Parliament Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott.
  • Lithuania: Political Heavyweights Attend Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Art Exhibition and Condemn CCP Brutality

    At the beginning of May, Falun Gong practitioners held the Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Art Exhibition in Vytautas University, Kaunas city. Several Lithuanian political heavyweights attended the art exhibition and condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Danish MP Calls for an Urgent Investigation into Concentration Camps in China

    "This kind of thing must be stopped. What I mean is that the International Red Cross should be allowed to investigate the true situation in there, just as the situation happened in the Gulag concentration camps and Nazi concentration camps in those years. It is most important that the international societies investigate what has really happened there, rather than merely base the situation on this report. It counts for much, so the international societies should exert pressure on the CCP."
  • Belgian Member of Parliament Raises Parliamentary Question about Organ Harvesting Against Falun gong Practitioners

    "Last week, more and more reports came out about the fact that in China prison camps are built for Falun Gong practitioners. In a certain camp it is said there are more then six thousand Falun Gong practitioners and yet nobody has come out alive. According to certain messages the camp in Shenyang contains a crematorium and an unusually large number of doctors are working there. The reason for this would be the fact that there are practices whereby prisoners are killed for their organs which are being sold for profit. The messages are so shocking that they seem unbelievable. Meanwhile different witnesses appeared who confirm those reports and also according to journalistic and scientific sources those prison camps do actually exist."
  • Swiss MPs and International NGOs Condemn the Crimes of the CCP Concentration Camp

    "We feel very painful whenever we hear that those who are asking for freedom of belief and speech as stated in the International Human Rights Convention are being persecuted. We are urgently requesting the international community to together call for the end of crimes against humanity and take action to rescue the 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners who are still locked up in the Concentration Camp. The free and civilized world cannot keep silent and remain completely indifferent to these horrible incidents happening right now."
  • German Members of Parliament Condemn the Persecution of Falun Gong

    An MP in Southern Germany wrote: "The realization of global basic human rights is an important humane foundation of German foreign trade. Improving human rights and setting up human rights organizations is very important to the German government. Thus, the German government pays a great deal of attention to the human rights situation in China. The incident you mentioned in the letter is intolerable and should be subject to the most severe punishment."