Politicians

  • London Assembly Member Councillor Brian Coleman Sends Message of Support to CIPFG-Europe

    "I am sorry that I cannot join you today at your press conference. I wholeheartedly support the work of the Coalition to investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China. I am extremely concerned at the reports of organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners and I utterly condemn this abhorrent practice which contravenes all international human rights legislation and common decency. I call upon the Government of China to call an end to these inhuman and disgusting transplants."
  • Dutch MP's Statement of Support for the Establishment of CIPFG-Europe

    "CIPFG is a global alliance to uncover the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong and particularly the organ harvesting. I would like to support this Coalition and its investigative teams around the world to go to China. The CIPFG-teams should get unrestricted access to all detention facilities including labour camps and mental institutions. Such access should be made available immediately without delay. I urge all governments, including the Dutch and the European authorities, to support this appeal and to exercise more pressure on China to come to this result."
  • Speech Given by David Kilgour During Rally in Prague

    "Very briefly I’d like to say to you that David Matas and I studied this terrible problem of organ harvesting and we’ve concluded that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been killed and their organs have been sold for large amounts of money ... If it doesn’t stop this terrible thing that it is doing how can anyone of us anyone of you go to Beijing in 2008 to watch the Olympic Games? What kind of an Olympic spirit is it put on by a government that kills its own people?"
  • 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."