European Falun Dafa Association Writes in Support of the Council of Europe Resolution

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Geneva, 23rd January 2006

To Mr. René van der Linden, President of the Parliamentary Assembly

Dear Mr.van der Linden,

We hereby express our strong support for the resolution condemning the crimes of totalitarian communist regimes being raised in PACE.

Being the largest group suffering persecution by the communist regime in China, we are very familiar with the crimes of communist dictatorships mentioned in the report by Mr. Göran Lindblad. Killings, torture, slave labour, brainwashing and psychological terror have all been used on Falun Gong practitioners in China in order to turn people into communist robots.

By following the theory of class struggle and proletarian dictatorship, all communist regimes, no matter when or where, are violent and evil. These regimes first oppose the good nature of mankind by eliminating all spiritual and religious belief systems. They destroy moral values and conscience to the point that people, without hesitating, can persecute and betray even their closest family members. There were many such examples in Europe and this is still happening in contemporary China. The theory of class struggle means that nobody, no matter what class they belong to, can feel secure. Everyone lives in constant fear of being the next victim. There are certainly no expectations of human rights or the rule of law.

“The persecution of Falun Gong is one of the biggest human tragedies”, said famous Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Mr. Gao has been fighting for the human rights of those persecuted for their beliefs and is now struggling for his own right to survive under the rule of the communist regime, inciting urgent actions to save him by Amnesty International (please see the attached investigation report on the persecution of Falun Gong by Mr. Gao).

We believe it is necessary to condemn these ruthless human rights crimes officially so that today’s young people and future generations will reject them. These totalitarian communist regimes can be prosecuted in court. In this way, we can prevent similar crimes from occurring again. Millions of people in totalitarian communist regimes lost their lives in inhumane conditions; their families are still waiting for this recognition and display of sympathy.

We hope that the Council of Europe and its member states, upholding the principles of the rule of law and respect for human rights, will take a clear position against the crimes committed by totalitarian communist regimes. From the perspective of moral values and compassion, Europe will show its support and sympathy for the hundreds of millions of people who have suffered or are still suffering under communist dictatorships around the world.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the European Falun Dafa Association

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