Taiwan: CCP Official Xu Guangchun Visits Taiwan, Practitioners File Lawsuit Against Him for His Role in the Persecution of Falun Gong

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Former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Henan Provincial Secretary Xu Guangchun visited Taiwan in mid-December. On December 15th, 2009, the Falun Dafa Association of Taiwan filed a lawsuit against Xu in the Taiwan High Court for his role in the persecution of Falun Gong in China. On December 18th, Xu went to Tapangu Village in Alishan. On his way there, Falun Gong practitioners lined the road, holding banners and calling out to Xu's motorcade, "Xu Guangchun has been sued in the USA and Taiwan. Stop the persecution of Falun Gong."

Xu Guangchun's motorcade passes by the practitioners' banners

Practitioners displayed a number of banners with the messages, "Falun Dafa is great," "Commemorating more than 3,000 fellow practitioners who were tortured to death by CCP," "The CCP uses nearly one hundred torture means in the persecution of Falun Gong," "Support the global trial of Jiang Zemin," and, "Spanish Court indicts Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin and Wu Guanzheng."

Mr. Liu, a Falun Gong practitioner who owns a tea business, said, "When Xu Guangchun was director of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), the CCP staged the Tiananmen self-immolation incident to frame and defame Falun Gong. Such a large scale fabrication was broadcast by all media in China. Xu was a direct participant in instigating hatred and fabricating excuses for the persecution of Falun Gong. Thus, we have filed a lawsuit against him. He has also been sued in the United States. He will be brought to justice."

Mr. Chang Ching-hsi, Chairman of the Taiwanese Falun Dafa Association, pointed out, "When Jiang Zemin initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Xu Guangchun was Vice Minister of CCP's Ministry of Propaganda, which defamed Falun Gong with extreme means. During the CCP's ten-year persecution, Xu participated in each major step. The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) issued a report on February 14th, 2005, 'Investigation into Xu Guangchun's Participation in the Persecution of Falun Gong.' The statement pointed out that Xu is Jiang's trusted aide in propaganda and is the main culprit in creating propaganda encouraging genocide against Falun Gong."

Tian Chiu-jin, Member of the Legislation Council, called on the government to investigate the background of invited CCP officials, especially their human rights record and whether they have been involved in the persecution of Falun Gong.

It was foggy on December 18th. The police on duty sent hot water to the practitioners and expressed their admiration for their peaceful and kind demeanour. When Xu's motorcade passed by, some inside the cars gave practitioners the thumbs up to show their support.

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