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  • European Parliament Holds Hearing to Condemn Persecution of Falun Gong

    One reason for holding the hearing was that ten years ago in April, Falun Gong, a popular qigong practised by tens of millions of people in China caught the attention of the authorities. The brutal persecution of Falun Gong later started. At least three thousand practitioners have died from torture and abuse and tens of thousands have been imprisoned.
  • European Parliament Hosts Public Hearing about Falun Gong to Commemorate "April 25" Appeal

    This year marks the tenth anniversary of the "April 25" peaceful appeal by Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. On April 15th, Vice President of the European Parliament Mr Edward McMillan-Scott initiated an international public hearing about the lack of freedom of belief in China. Through their own personal experiences as well as some independent investigations,participants analysed the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong and appealed for an end to the persecution.
  • Greater London Assembly Member Calls on CCP to "to end its persecution of groups such as the Falun Gong spiritual movement" on Human Rights Day

    "I call upon the Government to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally and to abide by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which expresses the belief that people should have the right to life, liberty, the security of their person, as well as freedom from torture and arbitrary arrest."
  • Germany: Edward McMIllan Scott Speaks about Falun Gong Issues in a Plenary Session of the EU in Strasbourg

    On July 9th, in the parliament building in Strasbourg, the European Parliament held a plenary session, to discuss the situation of the Olympic Games in China and post-quake, many representatives of the European parliament and member of the European Parliament strongly condemned continuing human rights violations in Communist China.
  • Open letter to CEO of Eutelsat Communications from 11 Organisations

    "As China’s repression becomes more widely known and more widely condemned, as our children ask us what we did about Communism’s violence, oppression, and inexorable ascendancy, we hope that Eutelsat will be remembered well. For the sake of so many suppressed Chinese people, we hope that they may access truth, rather than propaganda. We hope that Eutelsat will play its part, not kowtow to Communism, not be complicit in the suppression of truth, freedom, and human rights, and resume NTDTV’s signals immediately."
  • Czech Minister Dzamila Stehlikova Expresses Support for Falun Gong Practitioners' Appea Before the Olympics

    The Czech Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities, Mrs. Dzamila Stehlikova, sent a statement to support the peaceful 24 hour gathering of Falun Gong practitioners in front of the Chinese embassy in Prague, which they held from 7th to 8th August, on the eve of the Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • Belgian MP Demands Unconditional Release of Xu Na

    Xu Na, a Falun Gong practitioner from Beijing and a quite reputable painter, was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under the guise of the “Beijing Olympic Games”. Her husband Yu Zhou, a musician in the famous folk band “Xiaojuan & Co - Residents in the Valley”, was persecuted to death on February 6th, 2008, only eleven days after he and Xu Na were illegally arrested on their way home from a music concert.
  • Members of the European Parliament Demand that Eutelsat Restores NTDTV Broadcasts

    Since Eutelsat Communications ceased broadcasting New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) signals to China, political figures in Europe have reacted strongly. In his inquiry to the EU commission, MEP Erik Meijer pointed out that Eutelsat’s action very likely stems from its expectation to sign a business contract with the Chinese government.
  • Suggestion of a German Police Officer: “Call the Police for Assistance if Anyone Comes to Harass You”

    At about noon, a plain clothes policeman arrived at the service desk, telling practitioners his name and the police unit he was associated with. He asked whether there were any inappropriate people who came to harass practitioners or take photos. He advised practitioners to “call the police if anyone comes to harass you.” He added, “It is not a surprise that somebody comes to harass you. We know some Chinese students are doing something other than studying.”
  • Polish MEP Decries Violence against Falun Gong Practitioner in Letter to Chinese Ambassador

    On June 7th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Qian was delivering Epoch Times newspapers in Poland when she was physically and verbally assaulted by a woman who, locals say, has ties to the Chinese Embassy in Warsaw. In response to the CCP's continuing pattern of exporting the persecution of Falun Gong all over the world, Polish Member of European Parliament Hanna Foltyn - Kubicka sent the following letter to the Chinese Ambassador.
  • France: Interview with Renowned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer who Defends Falun Gong Practitioners

    When interviewed at the international conference entitled "Beijing Olympics 2008: Winning Press Freedom,” Guo Guoting, a renowned human rights lawyer who fled to Canada to escape the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution, talked about human right lawyers’ difficult situation in China under the Chinese regime’s atrocities. He mentioned that the Chinese human right lawyers who step forward to defend Falun Gong practitioners for their basic human rights would definitely be persecuted by the regime.
  • Czech Minister of Interior Affairs Condemns the Persecution of Falun Gong

    ”Let me join everyone who shows solidarity with the persecuted members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. I decide to do so after being introduced to the elementary principles of its teachings based on following Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance in everyday life ... I strongly condemn the violence committed by the Chinese government on Falun Gong practitioners."
  • Czech Minister of the Interior Gives his Support to Falun Gong

    On March 19th, the Czech Minister of the Interior sent a letter to the Czech Falun Gong Association, giving his support to the Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted in China and condemning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s atrocities committed against Falun Gong. The Minister expressed that the belief in the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” are important for co-operation and respect in any country and community.
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Publishes 2007 Human Rights Annual Report

    Regarding the human rights situations in China, the report stated that the UK Government has “ongoing concerns” about “the scope of the death penalty and lack of transparency in its use; torture; the lack of an independent judiciary; obstacles to fair trials; arbitrary detention, including reeducation through labour (RTL); unsatisfactory prison conditions and ill treatment of prisoners; failure to protect human rights defenders; harassment of religious practitioners; restrictive regimes in Xinjiang and Tibet; and limitations on freedom of expression and association.”
  • Czech Republic: Czech Cabinet Members Raise their Voices in Support of Falun Gong

    Czech Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek joined the petition calling for an immediate end of persecution of Falun Gong. In a letter send to Czech Association of Falun Gong, minister Kalousek stated: “It is my honour to undersign this petition of yours. Allow me to express my gratitude for your effort to protect human rights in China.” At the same time, the Czech Association of Falun Gong received a letter from the Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Ondřej Liška