In our statement under item 3 we described the Falun Gong practice as we have found it to be. The government, in exercise of the right to reply, attempted to justify its State terrorism against the group by calling it [slanderous term omitted] that has caused deaths and the break-up of families.
In our investigation, the only deaths have been at the hands of the Chinese authorities; families have been broken up because family members have been killed by the regime; people have been broken down, not by Falun Gong but by extreme torture, incarceration in mental hospitals with brutal treatment, hard labour in labour camps and other such practices. As was reported in the International Herald Tribune on August 6, 2001, the regime admits that it has officially sanctioned violence against practitioners in order to wipe out Falun Gong.
The regime points to a supposed self-immolation incident in Tien-amin Square on January 23, 2001 as proof that Falun Gong is [slanderous term omitted]. However, we have obtained a video of that in our view proves that this event was staged by the government.
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