On February 15, 2006, the 78th Student Union at the University of Sydney held the first annual student union conference. A student representative who is also a Falun Gong practitioner proposed a resolution supporting Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom and condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, and the resolution was passed.
Month: February 2006
The Falun Dafa contingent presented a spectacular entry of more than 150 people with waist drums, fan dancing, a float with exercise demonstrations, and ladies in beautiful traditional Tang Dynasty costumes. Afterwards, the parade judges announced that the practitioners’ contingent won the award for the “Best Themed Entry.”
The Chinese government uses the Internet as a tool of repression to crush dissent and monitor usage, says Congressman Christopher Smith, chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations.
On February 15, two House committees jointly held a hearing entitled, “The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?” Four major U.S. technology companies, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco received harsh questioning for yielding to pressure from the Chinese Communist regime. Atlanta practitioner Dr. Yuan Li, who was recently assaulted by the regime’s secret agents, also attended the hearing.
The Falun Dafa Information Center has learned that Falun Gong practitioner Peter Yuan Li was assaulted and robbed by armed Asian men yesterday in his Atlanta home. Li is an information technology specialist who has been active in Falun Gong human rights advocacy over the past six years.
Since 1999, the mainland government has outlawed the Falun Gong. The group is, however, lawful in Hong Kong and protected by the Basic Law which guarantees religious freedom and peaceful assembly.
The five Canadian residents suing Chen Zhili, who was China’s education minister, claim she made key decisions and had control over those who carried out torture and persecution.
A lawsuit by spiritual group Falun Gong against the foreign minister over protest restrictions outside the Chinese embassy would affect all Australians’ right to demonstrate, the group’s lawyer says.
The year 2005 has passed and the 2006 Chinese New Year is just around the corner. With the coming of each new year, I eagerly think of my father, who has been illegally imprisoned for practicing Falun Gong. I always hope he will be reunited with his family and celebrate Chinese New Year with us.
How long can our leaders condone the abhorrent actions of Chinas Communist dictatorship while curtailing the fundamental rights of fellow Australians who seek only to bring to an end Chinas countless crimes against humanity?