Members of the spiritual movement Falun Gong will hold a candlelight vigil outside
the Chinese embassy in Canberra to coincide with the visit of China’s president
The action is aimed at highlighting to APEC leaders the persecution of Falun
Gong practitioners by the Chinese regime–including allegations of organ harvesting.
"We believe that the visit of the Chinese communist leader to Australia
provides an ideal opportunity for the Australian government to ask the Chinese
leadership to release all Falun Gong practitioners detained in China and to
immediately stop the practice of killing them for their organs," said Falun
Gong practitioner Holly Wei.
Falun Gong and other groups have a regular presence outside the Chinese embassy
in Canberra, where they protest Beijing’s alleged human rights abuses.
Posting date: 6/Sep/2007
Original article date: 5/Sep/2007
Category: Media Reports