German Foreign Office will Devote Efforts to Release of Jiang Renzheng

Since Falun Gong practitioner Jiang Renzheng was deported from Germany and subsequently sentenced to a forced labour camp in China, the German Falun Dafa Association, along with practitioners in Germany and around the globe, have been calling for the German Government to rescue Jiang Renzheng. Their petitions were echoed by many international organisations including the International Human Rights Organisation, Amnesty International and the United Nations Refugee Council.

In early April, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs instructed the German Consulate General in Beijing to immediately establish contact with the Chinese authorities in an effort to confirm Jiang’s situation since he was sent back to China. Meanwhile, in a letter to German Falun Gong practitioners, the Ministry promised to fight for Jiang’s release if his arrest and sentence were connected to his Falun Gong practice. Yet several weeks passed with no response from the Chinese Communist Party.

On the 4th of May, the Ministry responsed to a Falun Gong practitioner’s letter, reassuring them that, “The Ministry has learned from other sources that Jiang Renzheng was arrested and further sentenced to three years in jail. The Ministry has asked the Consulate in Beijing to inquire about Jiang’s condition and make efforts towards Jiang’s release. To this date, the Chinese authorities have not commented themselves on this subject. We trust the German Government will do everything it can to help free Jiang.”

On the 25th of May, the Ministry wrote back to the chairperson of the German Falun Dafa Association, saying, “Contrary to the Chinese Government, the German Government will help Jiang Renzheng. We are in talks with our Chinese counterparts on this subject. We will raise this case as the focus of the forth-coming annual German Human Rights Dialogue.”

It has been two months since Jiang’s arrest. According to reliable sources in China, the National Security Bureau, Public Security Bureau and the labour camp in Benxi City are working hard to brainwash him. His best friend was sent to talk him into giving up Falun Gong. To this date neither his wife nor his in-laws have been allowed to visit him, on grounds that he would be negatively affected by emotional excitement from seeing them. The Chinese Communist regime has been threatening him to give up Falun Gong since his first interrogation in March. Publicly, however, the government dare not answer any questions, which clearly shows a guilty conscience.

We call upon the international society and everybody in the world to pay attention to what is happening to Jiang Renzheng. We hope together we can rescue him so that he can regain freedom and return to Germany as soon as possible.

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