“The experience breaks my heart. There is no ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Hong Kong anymore. Democracy does not exist,”
HONG KONG, Aug 22 (AFP) – An Australian Falungong practitioner has been denied entry at Hong Kong’s international airport and allegedly detained by
immigration authorities, a spokeswoman for the spiritual group said Thursday.
“Amnesty International Australia calls upon the government at the talks this week to do something about this ineffectual dialogue process and declare to the Chinese delegation that unless persecution of Falun Gong ceases it is apparent the bilateral dialogue policy lacks reality and should be abandoned.”
Private bureaucratic talks between Australia and China were no way to address China’s human-rights abuses, ACT Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker said yesterday.
Australia says it will raise concerns about the treatment of Falun Gong movement and individual human rights cases.
Sydney, August 12, 2002 (Falun Dafa Information Centre) To coincide with the 6th Annual Bilateral China-Australia Human Rights Dialogue being held in Canberra during the week 12th to 16th August, witnesses to human rights abuses of Falun Gong practitioners in China will be holding a media briefing.
At 1 pm, August 5, practitioners from the Sydney area held a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Sydney regarding Hong Kong’s trial of Swiss and Hong Kong practitioners. They called on people of all walks of life to express concern and help stop this “political persecution.”
Nicholas Johnson, a member of Amnesty International, visited the protest. He says, Their banners are inoffensive, the area is kept clean and unobtrusive and the protestors in no way interrupt the running of the mission, spending most of their time in quiet meditation.
New Zealand’s Auckland airport has defended its decision to order the
removal of a poster promoting the Falun Gong spiritual movement.