9:30am, Monday 3rd July 2006
Sydney Chinese Consulate, Dunblane St, Camperdown
Monday 3rd July 2006, ten school students from Sydney will spend their school holidays on a car tour from Sydney to Melbourne to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
The students have held successful car tours in the past, Sydney-Adelaide and Sydney-Brisbane, to rescue orphaned Falun Gong children in China. This tour was initiated after recent witness testimonies by Chinese people and third party investigations exposed large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners being held captive in labour camps throughout China – being used as live ‘organ donors’ in organ transplant operations.
The students hope to raise awareness about the extent of the inhuman persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in China and the heartless ways the orphaned children have lost their parents. A number of the students have been personally affected by the persecution of Falun Gong, many having family members in China who have suffered torture in Chinese labour camps.
“We are calling for immediate investigation and worldwide condemnation to stop the killing and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.” Said Antony Wang, student and tour coordinator.
The tour will stop at cities along the coast to visit local media and government members and to collect petition signatures from the public. It will end in Melbourne on Saturday 8th July 2006.
The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) has been established to investigate the extent of the human rights atrocities taking place against Falun Gong practitioners in China. The Australian branch of the Coalition is formed by transplant and medical doctors, religious representatives, legal professionals and other members of society.
The first independent report compiled by Canadian CIPFG members, the Hon. David Kilgour, J.D., former Secretary of State (Asia Pacific) of Canada, and David Matas, international human rights lawyer, is set to be released during this week. For more information visit: www.faluninfo.net
Posting Date: 3/July/2006
Article Date: 3/July/2006
Category: Media Release