Denmark: Let the Lighting of the Olympic Torch Become a Hope for Improving Human Rights

On the 7th and 8th of July 2007, the Danish branch of the Global Service Centre for Quitting the CCP and the Danish China Human Rights Internet Organisation held a joint rally and parade at the largest square in Copenhagen, supporting over twenty three million brave Chinese people who quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organisations. At the rally, European member of the CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) Leif Bork Hansen made a speech.

Leif Bork Hansen speaks at the Rally

Leif Bork Hansen said, “In the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Danish athletics were refused entry because the then Nazi regime was persecuting Jews. That year’s Olympics were used by Hitler into an occasion to glorify himself. However the 2008 Olympic Games will be opened in China’s Beijing. What significance will this Olympic Games have? This is our responsibility.”

He said, "As a Jew, Italian Chemist and Writer Primo Levi was imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War II. He later exposed to the world, in his book, the terrible cruelty and sufferings in the Concentration Camp unknown to the outside world. People detained in the Concentration Camp nearly lost all their hope of survival.”

Mr Hansen continued, “Every time when we openly discuss human rights problems in China, we have to mention the hidden labour camps and concentration camps where Falun Gong practitioners are detained and their organs are harvested while they are alive. We got rid off these things over a hundred years ago. However this terrible atrocity re-appears in another place now. This is the same as the persecution of Jews in the Nazi concentration camps, or Stalin’s concentration camps prepared for dissidents.”

He called upon the Danish Olympic Committee and the Crown Prince Frederik to turn the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games into a grand meeting that respects human rights.

Hansen said: “This is the true Olympic spirit. This is a victory for justice!”

“Immediately release all Falun Gong practitioners who are detained in the forced labour camps, prisons and secretive concentration camps where their organs are harvested while alive.”

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