MP Calls for an Investigation of the CCP’s Harvesting Organs from Living Falun Gong Practitioners (Photo)

On May 30, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from Australia held a rally in front
of Congress Hall in Canberra to call for Australian MPs' attention to the
CCP's (Chinese Communist Party) atrocities of harvesting organs from living
Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners hope that the MPs will support and participate
in the investigation committee's work in order to stop this inhuman crime.
Australian MP Chris Bowen attended the rally and gave a speech.

MP Chris Bowen calls for an investigation of the CCP's atrocities of harvesting
organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Mr. Bowen said that the Australian
government should put more pressure on the CCP and ask it to answer inquiries
about its human rights violations.

In his speech, Mr. Bowen said that recently,
people heard horrible and shocking news from China, where Falun Gong practitioners
are being persecuted and their organs are being harvested. Bowen said that it
is necessary to launch an independent investigation of the CCP's atrocities.

Bowen commended the Falun Gong practitioners for their courage to expose the persecution
and their persistent efforts to uphold their belief. He said that he was willing
to give Falun Gong practitioners support and help, and it was his honor to do
so. He said that Falun Gong practitioners should have the right to practice their
belief anywhere in the world, and called for more investigations into the persecution.

Bowen said that he knows that a former MP from Canada is investigating this issue
and he is waiting for the results. He said that the investigation could help Falun
Gong practitioners in China to obtain more freedom and rights.

Mr. Bowen
pointed out that Falun Gong practitioners follow the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”
and thus he doesn't understand how anyone could be against such a belief.
He said that the efforts to promote this belief are worthwhile and that violating
the rights of civilians such as practitioners and individuals like himself is
violating the rights of all people.

Finally, Mr. Bowen said that he would
try hard to improve the human rights situation in China, and that he was honored
to stand together with Falun Gong practitioners. He said that he had attended
the practitioners' rally before and would attend more in the future. However,
he knows that one day he won't have to come because on that day, Falun Gong
practitioners would have already been given freedom of belief all over the world.

Posting date: 13/June/2006
article date: 12/June/2006

Category: Australian


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