During the time of APEC meetings in Sydney, Falun Gong practitioners from around Australia request that our Prime Minister, John Howard, openly urge the Chinese Communist Party delegates at APEC ’07 that Australians want the Chinese Communist regime to immediately and unconditionally end the persecution of Falun Gong and release all Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.
Month: August 2007
The 65th Annual International Council of Psychologists Conference was held at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego from August 11 to 14, 2007. Psychologists from around the world shared their results probing the relationship between mental health and environment. The scope of research is to promote multi-cultural relations and peace between ethnic groups, as well as hope and health.
The awarding of the 2008 Olympic Games to China was an acknowledgment of the country’s dynamic economic progress and its emergence as a world power to be reckoned with. Implicit in this decision was the understanding that China would prove itself worthy of the International Olympic Committee’s vote of confidence by joining the community of nations that promote and protect human rights.
Global Human Rights Torch Relay will travel through 100 cities around the world. Its purpose is to call on the international community to focus on brutal violations of human rights and the Olympics spirit by the Chinese Communist regime, in order to stop such crimes and not let the 2008 Olympic Games that symbolizes peace and freedom of humanity become the “Bloody Harvest Games.”
During the month of June the Falun Dafa Information Center has recorded the deaths of 20 Falun Gong adherents as a result of the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the practice. Some of the deaths took place as early as January 2007 but only became known in June due to the difficulties and dangers involved in obtaining such sensitive information from inside China.
Upon the Finance Ministers’ arrival, a small group of practitioners greeted them with large banners highlighting the message of human rights abuses in China.
Director Elefteria Kalogritsa has produced a documentary on the journey of Jane Dai and her daughter Fadu and how Ms. Dai’s husband was brutally killed for his belief in Falun Gong.
A Global Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR), inspired by the Olympic torch, is to be lit in Greece on Thursday August 9 and will travel around the world to put human rights on the agenda in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Four men accused of pocketing millions of dollars that patients had paid for organ transplants in Asia were arrested in Israel this week.