18 May 2006
The Hon. Alexander Downer MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
House of Representatives
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I write on behalf of my constituents Ms Julia Yi and Ms Stacey
Wang who are both Falun Gong practitioners regarding the allegations of persecution
of fellow practitioners in China.
Both Ms Yi and Ms Wang have bought to
my attention revelations of the existence of up to 36 concentration camps in China
where Falun Gong practitioners have been detained and are suffering persecution.
Yi and Ms Wang have also raised the existence of the International Organisation
to Investigation the Persecution of Falun Gong On-Site in China and they are seeking
information on the actions of the Australia Government on the international stage
to prompt a thorough and independent investigation into the allegations that have
been made by Chinese Falun Gong practitioners.
I understand that the International
Committee to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong On-Site in China are seeking
international support for their request to be allowed to undertake an investigation
into the existence of concentration camps in China and the allegations of the
harvesting and trade in the organs of Falun Gong practitioners.
you could provide on the role the Australian Government is playing in the investigation
of these allegations is appreciated.
Chris Hayes MP
Original article date: 18/May/2006