Politicians

  • 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."
  • Switzerland: Swiss MPs and International NGOs Condemn the Barbarity of the CCP's Concentration Camps

    On April 3rd 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from countries all over Europe held a rally at the headquarters of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, strongly condemning the crimes of the CCP, who barbarously persecuted Falun Gong practitioners by removing their organs and then burning their bodies to eliminate the evidence.
  • The German Department of Economy Cooperation and Development Pays Attention to the Persecution of Falun Gong

    "The German Government has long before known the improper measures the Chinese Communist Party has taken against Falun Gong and the infringing of their most basic human rights. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany has strongly condemned the way of taking the persecution of Falun Gong as the norm in China. During bilateral talks, representatives of the German Government have consulted with the Chinese leaders about human rights many times and tried hard to look for a scheme of settling the focus cases to which the public pay attention."
  • Irish Foriegn Minister Answers Parliamentary Questions about Sujiatun Concentration Camp

    "Without prejudice to the outcome of the above enquiries, Ireland and the EU remain concerned about the situation of Falun Gong practitioners in China and have raised our concerns with the Chinese Government on many occasions. Human rights issues are a constant and important point of dialogue with the Chinese Authorities at both bilateral and European Union level. In our bilateral exchanges, human rights concerns were raised most recently with the Chinese Government during Minister of State Lenihan’s visit to China for St. Patrick’s Day earlier this month."
  • Dutch Parliamentary Debate Discusses Sujiatun Concentration Camp

    "What is true of the reports that talk about a secret concentration camp, called Sujiatun, located in the Chinese city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, in which thousands of Falun Gong adherents are systematically being tortured, killed and removed of their organs? Is the Dutch Government willing, potentially in the form of an international alliance, to plea for an independent investigation? Is the Dutch Government willing, potentially in the form of an international alliance, to file a request with the Chinese authorities to have independent observers gain access to the above-mentioned camp as soon as possible?"
  • Danish MP Calls for Investigation into the Sujiatun Massacre

    Mr. Soren Espersen wrote in the letter: “I would like to ask, if the Minister would ask the Chinese regime to allow an observer from the Red Cross or the UN to investigate the Sujiatun Concentration Camp in Shenyang City, Liaoning province; if the Minister would still continue to pressurise the Chinese regime in order to make it open its concentration camps and prisons so that the Red Cross or UN representatives could proceed with their investigation?”
  • Belgium: A Member of Parliament Interrogates the Minister of Foreign Affairs about Sujiatun Concentration Camp

    "The concentration camp is located in the Sujiatun District of Shenyang City and, therefore, identified as the Sujiatun concentration camp. The camp is encircled by a wall three meters in height. On top of the wall are electrified barbed-wire meshes. The camp is intensively guarded and kept confidential. Imprisoned in the camp are Falun Gong practitioners kidnapped from northeastern and central China ... Are the Belgian authorities aware of the systematic persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in China?
  • Lithuanian Parliamentarian: “Communist regimes killed many people”

    "We became a non-country in the Soviet Union, and we did not have any true history books, as they consisted of only 10 pages. Communist regimes and crimes by communist criminals took away our conscience in the form of our religion. Many things were forbidden, as I know from personal experience. The communists took away our minds. Many branches of art and of science were forbidden, so they took away our humanity. As a result, sometimes we cannot assess or condemn the things that happened."
  • French Parliamentarian: Defenders of human rights should condemn the crimes of communism

    Mr Schreiner praised the report as clear and courageous. Although Nazism and its followers have been brought to trial and condemned, communist perpetrators of human rights abuses have not. Communist crimes are as bad as those of Nazism. Communism has been responsible for the extermination of millions of innocent people, but little mention has been made of that in school history syllabuses. Mr Schreiner said politicians have been prudent in denouncing communism while communist regimes still exist. They need to move from their polite silence and etiquette on communism.
  • Bulgarian Parliamentarian: The communist regime undermined human rights and the identity of human beings

    Bulgaria was not spared the excesses of the totalitarian communist regime. Between 1984 and 1989, Bulgarians had been imprisoned without trial in prison camps because they had been against the regime or because they had not been sympathetic to communism. Approximately 200,000 people had been imprisoned without trial, of whom 30,000 had been killed. In addition, thousands had “disappeared”. Between the years 1984 and 1989, there had been many flagrant abuses of human rights through violence, assassinations and incarceration in camps.
  • Estonian Parliamentarian: This is important for our future

    "I asked to speak to express my support for the draft resolution and to condemn the crimes of totalitarian communism – and I do that, despite the fact that I was a member of the Communist Party of Estonia. It is not now important why that was the case, but I am not proud of it today, not least because it severely hurt the feelings of my parents, who suffered under the regime. I believe that I am the sternest judge here. I hope that the efforts that I have made to terminate the regime and to build up democracy in Estonia have mitigated the harm that I did by being a member of the Communist Party."
  • Lord Avebury's Statement on the Secret Concentration Camp in China

    "It is shocking to hear the allegation that a secret concentration camp in Sujiatun, Shenyang, China, has detained over 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners, and it has been engaged in the harvesting of human organs from those imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners ... The international community and the UK government should investigate these allegations and speak up loudly to condemn such brutality rather than keep quiet for commercial or political gains. This matter should be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission."
  • Bulgarian Parlimentarian: "It is a question not only of politics, but of humanity"

    Two months ago, I was a keynote speaker at a conference on human rights in North Korea, which was held in Seoul. What I heard at that conference and what I have learned from a documentary is so terrifying that it is hard for a normal human being to believe. This debate reminds me how evil communist regimes can be and how the absence of international condemnation of the massive human rights violations and deaths of many millions of individuals regrettably gave a chance to many dictators in the 21st century to feel untouchable by the law. It is difficult to discuss communism without emotion. It is a question not only of politics, but of humanity.