When I was a young child, I would often contemplate the meaning of life. I always sought to get closer to nature so as to understand the underlying reasons and order of things in the universe. I knew, as most everyone must, that there was something more to life than what was being presented to me. Perhaps it was childish self-centeredness, or maybe it wasn’t.
Month: December 2005
At noon on December 16, Sydney practitioners held a press conference in front of the Thai Consulate regarding the recent unlawful arrests of practitioners. John Deller, chairperson of New South Wales Falun Dafa Association, delivered an open letter to the Thai Consul General.
On December 2, 2005, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mr. Manfred Nowak, condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s use of torture at a press conference at UN headquarters in Beijing.
The Falun Dafa Information Center (FDI) has received first-hand accounts of assault, battery, and theft perpetrated against Falun Gong practitioners in Argentina. The assailants were described as ethnic Chinese, all wearing suits, and driven by car and van to the scene of the crime; photo evidence has confirmed these descriptions.
December 10, 2005, was International Human Rights Day. On this day, opposite the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, police interfered with a group of Falun Gong practitioners peacefully protesting there. The Thai police were incited to do so by Chinese Embassy officials. The practitioners’ human rights were seriously abused.
On December 11, 2005, around one thousand people gathered in Roosevelt Park in Manhattan Chinatown to support 6.2 millions Chinese people issuing statements online to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Many Falun Gong practitioners from the Eastern US, including Washington DC, participated in this rally.
Shortly after being warned to retract a second open letter about
his Falun Gong cases, Gao received a new summons from the judicial bureau. “I’m not sure how much time I have left to conduct my work,” Gao said. “But
I will use every minute to expose the barbaric tactics of our leadership.”
The Falun Gong spiritual movement seems innocuous anough but the Chinese
Government is torturing thousands of practitioners, claims its WA followers.
NORMAN AISBETT reports.
On Nov. 25, Falun Gong practitioners Liu Jizhi and Han Yuzhi were raped while being held at their local police station. Such rapes are not aberrations. Chinese policemen are encouraged to use “all means” to force adherents of Falun Gong to give up this practice, and rape has repeatedly been employed as a means of terror.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald’s China correspondent, Hamish MacDonald, won a Walkley Award on December 1 for his article on Falun Gong published in October 2004.