Politicians

  • Greater London Assembly Member Calls on CCP to "to end its persecution of groups such as the Falun Gong spiritual movement" on Human Rights Day

    "I call upon the Government to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally and to abide by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which expresses the belief that people should have the right to life, liberty, the security of their person, as well as freedom from torture and arbitrary arrest."
  • Czech Minister of Interior Affairs Condemns the Persecution of Falun Gong

    ”Let me join everyone who shows solidarity with the persecuted members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. I decide to do so after being introduced to the elementary principles of its teachings based on following Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance in everyday life ... I strongly condemn the violence committed by the Chinese government on Falun Gong practitioners."
  • Czech Republic: Czech Cabinet Members Raise their Voices in Support of Falun Gong

    Czech Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek joined the petition calling for an immediate end of persecution of Falun Gong. In a letter send to Czech Association of Falun Gong, minister Kalousek stated: “It is my honour to undersign this petition of yours. Allow me to express my gratitude for your effort to protect human rights in China.” At the same time, the Czech Association of Falun Gong received a letter from the Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Ondřej Liška
  • Former Estonian Prime Minister Calls for an End to the CCP Atrocities

    Mr. Laar said that the 27 million Chinese people who have withdrawn from the CCP have made a courageous and correct choice.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.”
  • UK Member of Parliament: "Human rights violations are widespread in the People's Republic of China."

    "The People's Republic of China has the unenviable record of being the world's No. 1 human rights abuser. In terms of judicial executions, as far as we can tell, it executes more people than the rest of the world put together, but it is difficult to come to a definitive figure on how many people have been executed. The last time I researched it, we came up with the figure that 10,000 people had been executed in a single year in China, but it is difficult to know because, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Streatham demonstrated, many of them take place in extraordinary situations and in great secrecy."
  • UK Member of Parliament: “The repression, imprisonment and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners should cease”

    "They should allow independent, third-party investigations in China and I very much hope that the British Government will press for that in their discussions with the Chinese authorities. Let us be clear: harvesting the organs of unwilling donors is a crime against humanity and it is for the Chinese to take action to end this evil. The repression, imprisonment and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners should also cease. I hope that, in their dialogue with the Chinese on human rights, Ministers will press for an end to that persecution."
  • Czech Minister Alexandr Vondra Condemns Persecution Against Falun Gong

    “Freedom of conscience and belief is a cornerstone of a free society. China can never be equal to developed countries until it is able to assume responsibility for human rights. It is the human rights which have been the cornerstone of international law since Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I would also like to declare my solidarity with persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, especially today, when due to China’s growing economy less and less attention is paid to systematic human rights abuses in China.”
  • Speech by David Kilgour at the Human Rights Torch Lighting Ceremony in Athens

    "David Matas and I completed the revised edition of an independent study earlier this year, which concluded to our horror that since 1999 the government of China and its agencies in numerous regions of the country have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience (The investigation report is available in seventeen languages at organharvestinvestigation.net). Their vital organs, including kidneys, livers and corneas, were seized involuntarily for sale at high prices and to foreigners, who normally face long waits for voluntary donations of such organs in their home countries. This is absolutely not what we expect from any government hosting the Olympics."
  • Member of UK House of Lords: Boycott the Olympic Games to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

    "We are deeply concerned by reports that the Chinese authorities have so far murdered at least 3,000 practitioners since the persecution began and that they have been implicated in the widespread practice of organ-harvesting from live prisoners, which has been condemned by governments and human rights organizations alike. However, we believe it is time for the world to take a much stronger position toward the Chinese government. We are now calling for a boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by all right-minded nations, unless China changes its stance on Falun Gong and stops the torture and genocide immediately."
  • The German President Talks about Human Rights with his Counterpart Hu Jingtao in Beijing

    On May 24th, 2007, during the second day of the German President Horst Koehler’s first visit to China, he had a closed door talk with the Chinese President Hu Jintao for over one hour in which he mentioned China’s unsatisfactory human rights situation to his counterpart. According to a member of the entourage, when meeting with Hu Jintao, Koehler stressed that every political regime needs its people’s trust, and that the respect for human rights can strengthen its people’s trust in the government. He also recounted that during Hu’s visit to Berlin in November 2005 they had already touched upon this topic and made it public at the press conference in Berlin.
  • EU and UK Parliamentarians Raise Labour Camp Case with Chinese Regime

    A total of 20 UK parliamentarians have written to the Chinese communist regime or the UK Foreign Office since Wenjian Liang, her husband Zhiyong Lin and 6 other Falun Gong practitioners were detained in February, and sentenced to labour camps without trial in March. Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action and the UK media also reported on their plight. Against this background, the EU has raised Ms Liang's case at the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue in Berlin on 14th-15th May 2007.
  • France: Presidential Candidate's Concern for Falun Gong Practitioner’s Situation

    In her reply to the Chairman of the French Falun Gong Association, Ms. Ségolène Royal, the French Socialist Party candidate for president, expresses her sympathy for Ma Jian, general manager of a French company and Falun Gong practitioner who was illegally arrested and is being persecuted in China, and promised to try her best to urge China to respect human rights.
  • French MP Appeals to Foreign Minister to Rescue Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Ma Jian

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ma Jian, general manager of the French PCM Pump Company for China and the northern Asian region, was arrested in his Beijing office by Chinese police on February 28th 2007. It was reported that police took Ma Jian to a brainwashing centre. This serious incident is a gross abuse of citizen’s rights and severely affected the operation of the French Company. The French people and political circles are very concerned.
  • Austrian Foreign Minister Shows Concern over the CCP’s Illegal Organ Harvesting

    At the end of November 2006, Petra Bayr, Elisabeth Hlavac and some other Austrian Parliamentarians wrote a formal letter to the Foreign Minister and the Health Minister asking for replies on the issue of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. In her reply, the Foreign Minister emphasised that Austria supported the efforts of organizations to investigate Chinese prisons, especially the UN Special Rapporteur on torture.
  • MP from Belgium: “I fully support the investigation by the CIPFG”

    "We see a continuing violation of human rights, which even cannot be openly protested against without facing the consequence of immediate liquidation. It is also impossible for organizations to help people, because of the ever increasing corruption and abuse of power in China, as seems from the reports of Amnesty International. The most distinguished group of victims at the moment are Falun Gong practitioners. There is a whole case of evidence about the brutal persecution of this group of people."