Impressed with Falun Dafa’s peaceful protest, police officers gave their support and protection during the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Brisbane, Australia. The officers came to understand the kindhearted nature of practitioners through talking with them and reading their pamphlets. The officers said that they were impressed by practitioners’ calm and peaceful behavior given the severe persecution in China, and asked for a Falun Dafa banner to put up in their office after the activities concluded.
The Australian Senate unanimously passed a motion on March 21 urging the government to oppose the practice of organ harvesting in China. The motion was introduced before the 76-member Upper House of the Australian Parliament by Senator John Madigan from the Democratic Labor Party.
EVERY now and then, uncomfortable realities intrude on the serious business of making money in China. At a news conference in Canberra this week following the 10th Australia-China human rights dialogue, the questions immediately turned to Falun Gong, the spiritual movement with tens of thousands of followers who have disappeared, been rounded up in labour camps, tortured and in some cases killed.
A former Canadian cabinet member and a human rights lawyer issued a report overnight alleging China harvests organs from unwilling live prison inmates, mostly Falun Gong practitioners, for transplants on a large scale.