Australian Legislative Member Ian Cohen Condemns Organ Harvesting in China and Calls for Action (Photo)

Ian Cohen, green party legislative member of New South Wales Province, recently
gave a speech at the provincial legislative council. In his speech, Mr. Cohen
condemned the Chinese Communist regime's atrocities of harvesting organs
from living Falun Gong practitioners and called on the world not to be a bystanders
to another genocide.

February 28, 2005, legislative member Ian Cohen gave a speech at the press conference
for Zhang Cuiying's lawsuit against Jiang Zemin

April 4, Mr. Cohen told the council that he had received materials which give
details of the death camps in China. These death camps detain Falun Gong practitioners
transferred from labor camps all over China. After their hearts, kidneys, cornea
and skin tissues were removed, their remains were cremated. Organ trafficking
has always been a profitable business in China.

also pointed out that as the 2008 Olympics are approaching, the persecution against
members of Falun Gong practitioners is escalating. According to an organization
based in Paris, Liu Jin, minister of Chinese Public Security ordered at a meeting
to eliminate Falun Gong completely before the 2008 Olympics. Difference sources
have reported the existence of concentration camps. In October 2000, AFP reported
two concentration camps used to detain Falun Gong practitioners. Each has the
capacity to detain 50,000 people. In 2005 Country Human Rights Report of the U.S.
Department of State documented the [CCP's] continuous and systematic suppression
of Falun Gong.

At the end of his speech, Ian Cohen quoted the famous poem
of Rev. Martin Niemoller: First they came for the Communists, and I didn't
speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and
I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.”

Cohen became
the first green party legislative member in New South Wales Province in 1995 and
was reelected in 2003. On many occasions, he has publicly supported Falun Gong.

Posting date: 14/May/2006
article date: 14/May/2006

Category: Australian


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