Australian Senator Joins the CIPFG Investigation Team, Says Public Needs to Know the Facts (Photo)

Australian MP Andrew Bartlett recently joined the Coalition
to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG). He stated in an interview
that the Australian government is obliged to take more actions in the face of
the allegations of the CCP’s organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners,
and make sure the public learns all facts.

Increase public opinion pressure to help stop the persecution

early as the first revelation that the CCP was harvesting organs from living Falun
Gong practitioners for profit, Senator Andrew Bartlett made a speech at a rally
held in Queensland to support quitting the CCP and exposing the crimes of live
organ harvesting. He said, “Everyone today passing by the rally, should ask himself/herself:
what can I do to stop the persecution? We cannot remain silent over the trampling
upon human rights for commercial and economic interests.” When two Canadian independent
investigators released their report, the Senator felt he had the responsibility
to pay more attention to such serious violations of human rights. Not long ago,
he joined the CIPFG.

Senator Bartlett believes that any prosperous area should
have basic human rights. This is very important. That is to say, when acts of
human rights violation occur, we should pay more attention. He expressed that
the CIPFG hopes to raise people’s awareness of human rights violations, and
give support to those persecuted people. In terms of human rights issues, they
will make use of various channels to increase the pressure of public opinion to
help stop the persecution.

Australian government must take specific
actions, and make sure that the public knows all facts

Andrew Bartlett
expressed that the Canadian independent investigative report has drawn great attention.
It concludes that the allegations of the CCP’s organ harvesting from living
Falun Gong practitioners are true. Therefore, Australia is obliged to show immediate
concern over China, and governments in other countries also want to learn all

He believes that the Australian government’s record shows that
the Chinese government (CCP) has seriously violated human rights. China has attempted
to cover up the facts on many issues, but it fails to do so.

For the sake
of the country and the region, the Australian people should pay attention to the
human rights violations, and take the lead. Especially, as Australia and China
have constantly increased trade interactions, whit increasing opportunities for
the Chinese technical workers to work in Australia, and the coming Olympic Games
to be held in Beijing, all this makes the Australian government feel obliged to
take more action. Especially with respect to the allegations of live organ harvesting,
the Australian government should take special actions to make sure that the public
learns all facts.

Help citizens who might go to China for treatment
learn what can possibly happen

Senator Bartlett expressed that the Australian
government is obliged to let the citizens who go to China for organ transplants
know what will possibly happen. The Australian government is responsible for taking
more actions to exert pressure on the Chinese government to obtain all the facts.
Not only do the facts need to be thoroughly exposed, but Australian citizens who
go to China for treatment must be informed of what is happening there. The Australian
government bears a very important responsibility to make sure that the citizens
know about what will probably happen.

Senator Bartlett stated that the Australian
government has not given priority to human rights on many issues, and has not
fulfilled its promise on human rights. It is unacceptable. He believes that it
will bring harm to the interest of Australia, as a democratic country, neither
helpful for the Australia’s prosperous development in future, because it
is against our human nature. He firmly believes that all social strata should
be committed to basic human rights.

He said that he will try his best to get
together with others, to utilize political democratic procedures, and to increase
public opinion to urge the Australian government to pay more attention to human

Posting date: 1/Aug/2006
article date: 29/July/2006

Category: Australian


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