As a result of the Singapore authorities’ prosecuting nine local practitioners
on the charge of “illegal assembly” on July 14, Australian practitioners held
a press conference in front of the Singapore Embassy to Australia on the afternoon
of July 19, 2006. They also delivered an open letter to the Singapore Ambassador
from the Falun Dafa Association of Australia. The first secretary of the Embassy
received the letter and other materials about the CCP’s persecution of Falun
Gong, and expressed that she would pass on the letter to the Ambassador.
Reading the open letter to the Singapore Ambassador
The first Secretary to the embassy receives the letter
the letter, the Falun Dafa Association of Australia stressed that they were very
much concerned about the two trials that Singapore authorities initiated against
Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore. They think that the charges do not have
any legal bases or rationality. One of the incidents happened last October, but
the charges were filed only after the CCP human rights criminal Li Lanqing visited
Singapore. In addition, an array of incidents intending to deport Falun Gong practitioners
and to ban practitioners’ activities happened shortly before this. Apparently,
the Singapore authorities are trying to curry favor with Li Lanqing and the CCP.
Li Lanqing was the head of the “610 Office, which was established especially for
the persecution of Falun Gong.
the truth to police officers
In the letter, it was pointed out that on July
6, former Canadian secretary of state for the Asia-Pacific region and Member of
Parliament, Mr. David Kilgore and human rights lawyer, Mr. David Matas released
an investigation report on the CCP’s excising organs from living practitioners.
The report concluded that large-scale organ harvesting from practitioners has
been going on, and still continues. While the entire world is concerned about
this investigation, the Singapore authorities participate in the persecution of
Falun Gong. This will severely tarnish the international image of Singapore. They
hope that Singapore authorities can make the right choice, and drop the unreasonable
charges against practitioners immediately.
Original article date: 31/July/2006