An Open Letter to the Federal Chancellor Merkel from the German Falun Gong Association

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Federal Chancellor Dr. A. Merkel
Willy-Brandt Str. 1
10557 Berlin

Esteemed German Federal Chancellor Dr. Merkel:

We strongly request that German officials demand the immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China during discussions with their respective official counterparts, during the imminent State Visit by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Germany.

It has been seven years since thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have died a violent death, as decreed by state sanctions. The investigative report on Falun Gong practitioners by the former Canadian Secretary of State, Parliamentary and State Attorney David Kilgour and the Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas shows clearly that living practitioners serve as organ donors that are held in an organ bank. This report shows clearly that Falun Gong practitioners are systematically murdered in China by unscrupulous Chinese officials.

Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, and Li Lanqing, the former head of the “610 Office,” which both are responsible for the countrywide persecution of Falun Gong in China, are said to be among Wen Jiabao’s retinue. During the time Bo Xilai served as governor of the Liaoning Province, the persecution of Falun Gong was extremely inhuman. Witnesses allege that a hospital in Sjuiatun of the Liaoning Province was the main centre for organ harvesting of livers and corneas from Falun Gong practitioners.

It is impossible for us understand that both human rights criminals, who are responsible for torture and murder of unaccounted for people, are guests of the Federal Republic of Germany. Should our information be correct, we ask you to not recognise the aforementioned individuals as representatives of the Chinese regime and disinvite them, given that they committed crimes against humanity.

The well-known Chinese human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, who acted against the persecution in China, was arrested in Shandong Province on August the15th 2006 and has been out of contact with the outside world. Attorney Gao is known for his dedicated advocacy for a constitutional state and human rights principles. He can expose officials of the Chinese regime as lawbreakers, torturers and murderers, given his deep investigation of what happened to Falun Gong practitioners. Undoubtedly, attorney Gao was arrested because of his uncompromising support for victims of the regime. We are asking you to demand the immediate release of attorney Gao Zhisheng.

We are also asking that you request the immediate return of the Renzheng Jiang family and Rui Guo to the German Federal Republic, so they no longer have to live in fear for their personal safety in China.

We thank you in advance for listening and addressing our concerns, directed to you, as the sitting Federal Chancellor. We believe in your commitment to bring an end to the abuse of power and advocacy for compliance with human dignity in China.


Manyan Ng
Chairman of the Board of Directors

German Foreign Minister Dr. F.W. Steinmeier
German President Dr. H. Koehler

Signature drive list
Report on Findings by David Matas/David Kilgour
Response by RA Gao Zhisheng and the Vice-President of the European Parliament Edward Mcmillan-Scott – reported on May 29th, 2006 in The Epoch Times

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