A Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner surnamed Hong went to Nepal twice to introduce Falun Gong to the Nepalese, once in July 2003 and again in January 2004. She also exposed the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Yet Ms. Hong was followed and threatened by personnel from the Chinese embassy in Nepal. This is proof that Jiang's group is attempting to extend the persecution of Falun Gong to Nepal, a country with a rich cultural and religious tradition.
This Falun Gong practitioner recollected the situations she experienced in Nepal. "In July 2003 I went to Nepal to visit a friend. He wanted to learn Falun Gong, so I gave him a copy of the English version of Zhuan Falun and taught him the exercises. I also hung up posters about Falun Gong, to tell the public the truth of Falun Gong. I volunteered to teach the Falun Gong exercises at the biggest bookstore in the capital city, Katmandu. Many western tourists came to learn Falun Gong. I also spoke to Chinese tourists regarding the persecution of Falun Gong in China. In January 2004 I went to Nepal again to share experiences with practitioners there. Officials from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal interfered with me and obstructed my movements."
The practitioner continued, "The personnel from the Chinese embassy in Nepal bribed the Nepalese citizens to pretend to show an interest in learning Falun Gong and to visit a practitioner there in order to get materials such as Falun Gong books and exercise instruction tapes. Thereafter, the practitioner in Nepal continuously received threatening phone calls, one of them telling him that if he continued to practice or teach Falun Gong, they would give his personal information to the Chinese embassy. They also otherwise intimidated this person and wanted him to provide information about Falun Gong, adding that they might also do some bad things to hurt him. These people further tried to extort 2,000 U.S. dollars from him as blackmail for their conditional request to stop them from reporting his information to the Chinese embassy. For safety concerns, that practitioner in Nepal has since moved from his residence. He is still continuously receiving threatening phone calls to this day."
Ms. Hong indicated that the Chinese embassy also sent people to the hotel where she was staying, to inquire about her personal information. They also discredited and defamed Falun Gong to the hotel staff and used a combination of persuasion and threats to dissuade them from learning Falun Gong. She said, "Before the Chinese embassy's interference, the boss and the hotel staff practiced the Falun Gong exercises together with me every evening, and they had been practicing very well. But on this most recent visit, the boss did not dare to discuss Falun Gong much; it looked like the boss had received a lot of pressure."
"A similar situation also occurred with the bookstore where I had previously volunteered to give classes to teach the exercises," she continued. "I knew the bookstore salesclerks very well before, and some of them even showed interest in learning the exercises. But when I got there this time, some salesclerks looked at me with a strange expression and appeared to be fearful. They were not willing to discuss Falun Gong much." It has also been reported that some people went to the bookstore and bought up all the Falun Gong books in the bookstore so people who wanted to learn Falun Gong would be unable to find any Falun Gong books.
The Chinese embassies and consulates have obstructed Falun Gong practitioners from teaching the practice and prevented them from participating in community activities around the world. This is one of the well-known approaches that Jiang's group uses to extend the persecution of Falun Gong overseas.
According to a report published on July 13, 2003 by the "Committee for Investigating the Crimes of the Chinese Embassies and Consulates in the Persecution of Falun Gong," an affiliate of the World Organization for Investigating the Persecution of Falun Gong, many Chinese embassies and consulates carried out Jiang's policy to suppress and persecute Falun Gong and attempted to extend the persecution of Falun Gong overseas. Chinese embassies, consulates and staffers have used different approaches to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong. The approaches employed have been so mean and despicable that it is shocking to know the immensity of the scope of their efforts. In order to prevent this kind of persecution from spreading further, and to protect the rights of the people and of the Falun Gong practitioners overseas, these two organizations have initiated a course of action. They are investigating the Chinese embassies, consulates and their staffers' legal liability in their participating in the Falun Gong persecution, and have begun to collect evidence of their activities around the world. This information will be corroborated and used as evidence of the perpetrators' crimes, in order to take legal action against them in the future.
After some investigation, this organization has discovered that several overseas Chinese groups have frequently acted to damage Falun Gong groups and to hurt Falun Gong practitioners. Some of their conduct has been extremely bad and can be considered criminal. Examples include the case in which Falun Gong practitioners were beaten in front of the Chinese consulate in Chicago, and the incident in which several pro-Communist overseas Chinese leaders in New York's Chinatown beat Falun Gong practitioners. These are examples of crimes carried out under orders from Chinese embassies and consulates. These people continuously propagandize to defame Falun Gong to other Chinese groups in the U.S. Such activities are orchestrated to incite hatred, and to compel and command people to commit crimes against Falun Gong practitioners. Some of these guilty people have been brought to trial and convicted in U.S. courts.
Contact information for the Chinese Embassy in Nepal:
Ambassador Sun Heping
Tel: 977-1-4419389, 977-1-4411740
Address: Baluwatar, Kathmandu, The Kingdom of Nepal
E-mail: Poltical@chinaembassy.org.np doing
Department of Economics:
Address: P.O. Box 4234, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Department of Rescue:
Tel: 977-1- 4434472
CDC: 977-1- 4425936
Department of Trade:
Tibetan-Nepalese Trade Department:
Tel: 977-1- 4425949
Department of Engineering:
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