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  • Statement at Press Conference in London by Chair of Coalition to Investigate Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    "The torch will start on the 9th August in Athens and will then be carried through more than ten countries in Europe and then onto other countries around the world, in order to show the Chinese authorities the volume of support for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong, and to demonstrate the strength of feeling amongst right-minded people that the 2008 Olympics cannot co-exist with a climate of intimidation and physical and mental abuse of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government".
  • The German President Talks about Human Rights with his Counterpart Hu Jingtao in Beijing

    On May 24th, 2007, during the second day of the German President Horst Koehler’s first visit to China, he had a closed door talk with the Chinese President Hu Jintao for over one hour in which he mentioned China’s unsatisfactory human rights situation to his counterpart. According to a member of the entourage, when meeting with Hu Jintao, Koehler stressed that every political regime needs its people’s trust, and that the respect for human rights can strengthen its people’s trust in the government. He also recounted that during Hu’s visit to Berlin in November 2005 they had already touched upon this topic and made it public at the press conference in Berlin.
  • Over 30 UK Parliamentarians Sign a Petition Calling for the Freedom of Wenjian Liang

    A total of 34 UK MPs, Lords, and MEPs have signed a petition calling for the freedom of Wenjian Liang, who together with her husband Zhiyong Lin, have been sent to labour camps in Guangzhou in March 2007 for “illegal gathering” with six other Falun Gong adherents in her own home. Among the parliamentarians signing the petition are the Rt. Hon. Charles Kennedy MP, who was the former leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Rt. Hon. Lord Steel, who was the first Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and a former leader of the Liberal Party.
  • Lithuania: Renowned Rabbi Condemns Organ Harvesting

    Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, ninety seven years old, was the leader of Jews in the Orthodox Church in Lithuania in central Europe. He is a well known person in Jewish religious circles around the world, renowned as the authority of contemporary Jewish Laws. The Rabbi recently denounced the atrocities of organ harvesting from live people perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party. According to the report of NTDTV, the Rabbi’s son-in-law, Rabbi Yitzhak Zilbershtein, heard the Rabbi’s comments about organ harvesting from live people and he stated the Rabbi’s opinions during a public occasion.
  • EU and UK Parliamentarians Raise Labour Camp Case with Chinese Regime

    A total of 20 UK parliamentarians have written to the Chinese communist regime or the UK Foreign Office since Wenjian Liang, her husband Zhiyong Lin and 6 other Falun Gong practitioners were detained in February, and sentenced to labour camps without trial in March. Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action and the UK media also reported on their plight. Against this background, the EU has raised Ms Liang's case at the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue in Berlin on 14th-15th May 2007.
  • "Do Not Think that You Are Helpless! Let's Come Together to Help!"

    Having visited a website founded by the Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group, many people are learning the facts about the brutal and inhumane persecution taking place against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime. Many sign their names on the web page to condemn the persecution and support Falun Gong. Below is a sampling of comments from the German language edition of the website:
  • MP's Statement During Activities in London to Commemorate April 25th: “I share your concerns about the persecution of Falun Gong”

    This statement by David Marshall, Member of Parliament for Glasgow East, was read at a press conference opposite the Chinese Embassy in London on Saturday April 28th 2007. The press conference was the start of a day of activities to commemorate April 25th 1999 when Falun Gong practitioners in China appealed to the government to release fellow practitioners who were wrongfully imprisoned. This appeal was used by members of the Chinese Communist Party as an excuse to publicly launch the persecution against Falun Gong, which had previously been happening clandestinely.
  • MEP Statement from London Activities to Commemorate April 25th

    The following statement by John Purvis, Member of the European Parliament for Scotland, was read at a press conference opposite the Chinese Embassy in London on Saturday April 28th 2007. The press conference was the start of a day of activities to commemorate April 25th 1999 when Falun Gong practitioners in China appealed to the government to release fellow practitioners who were wrongfully imprisoned. This appeal was used by members of the Chinese Communist Party as an excuse to publicly launch the persecution against Falun Gong, which had previously been happening clandestinely.
  • Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) Writes to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

    "Canadian officials state that ‘the (annual) dialogue was created as a cornerstone of Ottawa's policy of engagement with China on human rights, but today there is "pervasive cynicism" and "dialogue fatigue" among most officials.’ The overriding view of many participants in annual bilateral talks with China is that, although talks have been intended to provide genuine dialogue, they have always descended into a rehearsed propaganda exercise."
  • MP Statement from London Activities to Commemorate April 25th: “The suffering which Falun Gong practitioners have experienced is not conceivable in the 21st Century”

    This statement by UK MP Mark Lancaster was read at a press conference opposite the Chinese Embassy in London on Saturday April 28th 2007. The press conference was the start of a day of activities to commemorate April 25th 1999 when Falun Gong practitioners in China appealed to the government to release fellow practitioners who were wrongfully imprisoned. This appeal was used by members of the Chinese Communist Party as an excuse to publicly launch the persecution against Falun Gong, which had previously been happening clandestinely.
  • Speech Given by European Friends of Falun Gong to Commemorate the April 25th Appeal in Beijing

    "Today marks the eighth anniversary of the day when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners spontaneously gathered at Zhongnanhai in Beijing to appeal peacefully to the Chinese government to release practitioners who had been arrested in Tianjin. Since then the Chinese government has been responsible for the worst series of organised persecution ever perpetrated in the history of mankind. Over 3,000 practitioners have been tortured to death in prisons and labour camps across China, while thousands more have been subjected to a horrific variety of abuse and torture with little hope of freedom or justice."
  • France: Presidential Candidate's Concern for Falun Gong Practitioner’s Situation

    In her reply to the Chairman of the French Falun Gong Association, Ms. Ségolène Royal, the French Socialist Party candidate for president, expresses her sympathy for Ma Jian, general manager of a French company and Falun Gong practitioner who was illegally arrested and is being persecuted in China, and promised to try her best to urge China to respect human rights.
  • France: A French MP Appeals to the Foreign Minister to Rescue Falun Gong Practitioner Ma Jian

    Falun Gong practitioner Ma Jian, general manager of a French PCM Pump Company for China and the north Asian region, was arrested in his Beijing office by Chinese police in February. On March 23rd, Mr. Jacques Pelissard, MP for the Province of Jura, Mayor of Lons le Saunier and Chairman of the French Mayor’s Association that represents over thirty five thousand and five hundred Mayors across France, wrote a letter to the French Foreign Minister.
  • Germany: People in Langen Condemn Organ Harvesting Atrocities

    “This is horrific and beyond human imagination! Where can I sign?” A woman asked, after a practitioner recounted a testimony of a Chinese surgeon's ex-wife in which her husband was ordered to remove more than 2,000 corneas from innocent Falun Gong practitioners in two years and the bodies were cremated after other organs were also removed. The woman's face showed fear and agony. After she signed the petition, her two boys said that they wanted to sign. Before they left, they expressed their best wishes: “We wish you success! Thank you!”
  • France: Lille University Library Displays Falun Gong Materials

    Practitioners in Lille told several library staff members about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China and the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) organ harvesting atrocities. The person in charge was shocked and decided to offer some help. The library decided to make available Falun Gong materials so that more people can read them.