Australia 19/06/2006 – Prior to Prime Minister Howard’s upcoming state visit to China, Australian Falun Gong practitioners and supporters call upon members of Australian Parliament and media to ask Prime Minister Howard to:
· Support local and international efforts to investigate the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China;
· Question Chinese communist leaders about organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
TIME: 1:30pm, Monday 19th June, 2006
VENUE: Federation Mall, Parliament House
Since March 2006, the Falun Dafa Information Centre (FDI) has received information from two reliable witnesses and various informants that there are at least 36 death camps in China where Falun Gong practitioners are detained and their organs harvested by high-ranking military officials for profit.
There have been ample third-party media, government and NGO reports on the Chinese communist regime’s abhorrent practice of harvesting organs from humans without consent for the past few years.
Under increasing international pressure, officials from the US Embassy in Beijing were granted, unfortunately, a “show tour” of one of the alleged death camps in the Sujiatun region in north-eastern China and of course, found no evidence of the allegations. FDI has provided at least three media releases warning the international community that the place has been whitewashed. Please visit: www.faluninfo.net
European Parliament Vice-President conducts his own investigation while visiting China
European Parliament Vice-President, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP who conducted his own investigation in Beijing recently spoke with several witnesses and concluded that “the civilised world must shun China.”
Canada initiates international coalition and starts investigation
An international Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) has recently been formed to investigate the organ harvesting claims and the persecution, mostly notably the Canadian team lead by former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia Pacific) David Kilgour and renowned human rights lawyer David Matas, whose independent report will be released within weeks.
The Australian branch of the CIPFG has been recently established consisting of members of the legal community, religious and civil community leaders and others and is in the initial stages of formation and investigation.
We call on the Australian government to support this international effort and for Mr Howard to openly demand an answer from the Chinese Communist Regime during his visit to China.
Posting date: 19/June/2006
Original article date: 19/June/2006
Category: Media Release
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