Sweden: Peaceful Appeal at the Chinese Embassy Receives Media Attention and Public Support

On the 20th of February 2004, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm. Their presence was once again to appeal for Jiang Zemin, the chief perpetrator of the persecution against Falun Gong, and his main accomplices, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang, to be dealt with according to the rule of law. The appeal called on all sectors of society to help stop the persecution of Falun Gong, and support the trial of these criminals. In the process of four years of persecution, the blood debts of these four criminals has grown and grown. The scale and scope of this persecution has been large enough to cover the whole of China and also affect many countries overseas, depleting the spirit of hundreds of millions.

For the purpose of eradicating Falun Gong, Jiang has used cruel brainwashing methods to destroy people’s heartfelt beliefs and their sense of righteousness; if this intention cannot be achieved then the people are physically destroyed. Reports of over 890 practitioners being persecuted to death have been verified. However, Chinese Government estimates place the figure at over 1,600.

The Swedish practitioners unfurled two banners reading “Stop Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners” and “Deal with Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing, and Zhou Yongkang with the Law”.

At 12 o’clock, two Swedish Dafa practitioners and Australian practitioner Dai Zhizhen went to the front entrance of the Chinese Embassy, together with representatives from a Swedish daily newspaper and reporters from the New Tang Dynasty TV Station, to deliver an open letter written by Swedish practitioners addressed to the Ambassador. The gates of the Chinese embassy remained closed. Faced with these peaceful Falun Gong practitioners, no one in the Embassy dared to answer the doorbell. After reading this open letter aloud, the Falun Gong practitioners placed the Chinese and the Swedish translations of the letter into the Chinese Embassy’s mailbox.

After interviewing Falun Gong practitioners on the phone, Sweden’s TT News Organisation swiftly released a news report.

People passing by approached practitioners and offered support. A lady gave the thumbs up sign and said, “You are brilliant, I support you.” An old shop-keeper said, “You are reminding the human society not to bargain with human rights, you are doing a good job.” A diplomat said, “I can never understand why the Chinese Government would fear your kind of people.” Another gentleman who was walking with him interjected, “Maybe it’s just your honesty and compassion that’s making the Chinese Government feel afraid.”

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