Taiwan: Central Radio Broadcasting Station Reports that Mainland China Should Allow Investigation of All Places Being Used to Imprison of Falun Gong Practitioners

Central Radio Broadcasting Station reported on December 28th, 2006 that the Asia Delegation of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) was established on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. The delegation held press conferences in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macao, respectively, on the morning of December 19th. They declared their request to the international community and wrote letters to Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Secretary Luo Gan of the Political and Judicial Committee. They requested fair and unrestricted entry and investigation of all labour camps, prisons, detention centres and all locations being used to imprison Falun Gong practitioners. They called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and other forms of persecution.

The delegation is composed of 116 people, including figures from the areas of politics, medicine, law, and non-governmental organisations. The CCP's persecution is so severe that other Asian countries are paying attention to the issue and strongly request China to allow investigation and to stop such atrocities.

The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has continued for more than seven years, almost becoming a new "Cultural Revolution". The persecution is ongoing. If not stopped, it may become the worst incidence of international human rights violation. The ruthlessness of the persecution is approaching the scale of human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Republic of Sierra Leone and the Sudan. So far, however, the majority of requests and calls for action have come from Falun Gong practitioners, though the problem is gaining recognition and support from international human rights organisations. It is regrettable that international organisations have not given high priority to the persecution of Falun Gong, at least not so much as the situations in those countries mentioned above. It may become a deep regret. Thus, an international care network needs to be formed and increase coverage to form common international recognition, which may be possible to stop the atrocities.

The establishment of the Asia Delegation of CIPFG starts such an international network. It needs to be expanded in the future until there is enough international recognition to exert pressure on the CCP.

Requesting the CCP to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is not action against China. Rather, it is insisting on human rights, because the CCP's means of persecution severely violate the international covenant on human rights. Falun Gong is a cultivation practice group and does not promote any politics. It is not a religion, but the CCP frames and persecutes it. The persecution exposes the CCP's nature of interfering with people's freedom of religion, speech and assembly.

The CCP's persecution deeply violates human rights, and includes arrests, imprisonment in labour camps, and forced labour without trial or legal procedure. The CCP's organ harvesting from living practitioners is an even worse violation. This statement is not against China. It is the CCP that violates the international covenant on human rights.

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