A member of the European Parliament, Mr Roger Helmer, raised a parliamentary question to the European Commission on 20 November 2002, entitled “Persecution of Falun Gong practitioners”.
Month: December 2002
The Melbourne Minghui School was founded on November 17, 2002. Currently all students are young practitioners and Falun Dafa practitioners’ children with ages ranging from three to sixteen years old.
Many on the list are political activists and dissidents, including four
members of the China Democracy Party (CDP) and 14 members of Falun Gong, a
spiritual movement that is outlawed in China.
The Government believes the maltreatment of Falun Gong practitioners in China contravenes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which China has signed, but not ratified, as well as the Convention Against Torture. Australia has repeatedly urged China to ratify the ICCPR, and with a minimum of reservations.
BEIJING, Nov 30 (AFP) – Amnesty International on Saturday issued
an appeal on behalf of a Japanese-based follower of the Falun Gong
spiritual group detained in China, warning she was seriously ill and
could have been tortured.