CIPFG Asia Delegation Formed on International Human Rights Day

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On December 10th, 2006, International Human Rights Day, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) Asia Delegation was formed. It is another regional delegation of CIPFG after the establishment of the Australian Delegation. There are ninety members in CIPFG Asia, including local council leaders, administrative leaders, non-governmental leaders, figures from human rights circles, law, medicine, professionals and media.

In March this year, several witnesses disclosed the CCP's atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit. On July 6th, a Canadian independent investigation team released its report, which concluded that allegations of the CCP's live organ removal for profit were true. The CCP's atrocities of live organ removal has caught the attention of the international community. More and more important figures around the world have requested the CCP to allow an investigation.

The Director of CIPFG Asia is Mr. Lai Ching-te, a member of the Taiwan Legislative Council and a doctor. Dr. Lai hosted a public hearing on live organ removal in the Legislative Council during the visit of Canadian investigators in October. Individuals in law and political circles in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia were appointed as vice directors in each country/region. The CIPFG Asia delegation mainly consists of lawyers, doctors and non-governmental organisations. The delegation will invite other regions in Asia to join and expand the team.

CIPFG Asia will cooperate with other CIPFG delegations to take joint actions and request the CCP to allow an independent and unrestricted investigation of jails, labour camps, detention centres and military hospitals in Liaoning, Shandong, Henan provinces and Tianjin. It also requests the CCP to implement the suggestions listed in the Canadian independent investigators' report to safeguard human rights, and stop killing innocent people and harvesting organs for profit.

People throughout legal, political and medical circles in Asia have formed a delegation across borders to voluntarily support and safeguard Falun Gong practitioners' basic human rights. Due to the Asian countries' geological and historical relations with China, the delegates transcend political and commercial interests and speak out on behalf of the kind practitioners. Their actions will become a model for human rights in Asia and exert pressure on the CCP regarding the brutal persecution of Falun Gong.

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