The proverb, "Evil can't win over righteousness," expresses the
truth of the universe. During its persecution of Falun Gong, especially when it
comes to the large-scale organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners, the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) exposed its unprecedented evilness. From what we
can see at this time, this inhuman act of organ removal from living people is
becoming a uniting force for global action against the CCP.
On July 6th, the two members of the Canadian independent investigation team,
David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, and David
Matas, international human rights lawyer, published the results of their
investigation concerning allegations of organ removal from Falun Gong
practitioners by the CCP. After the report was released, hundreds of
international media outlets focused on the issue. After the shock of hearing of
such unprecedented evil, people awakened. They are looking for ways to stop this
crime that makes the entire human race lower their head in shame.
Human Rights Violation, Unprecedented in All of History, Demands a Global
Soon after the report was published, the Canadian government announced
publicly that it would investigate the allegations of organ removal from Falun
Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist regime. Rahim Jaffer, the chair of
the Conservative Party, the incumbent party, suggested on July 13 that Canada
and other countries, including America and European countries, form an
international committee and demand that the CCP government open its doors to an
investigation. Mr. Jaffer said, "Not only should the Canadian government
take action, but we also should cooperate with other governments to solve this
matter. [The investigation] must go forward under existing law, and [findings]
should be taken to the international court."
Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka, an acclaimed scholar and author, and chairman of the
Organ Donation Committee of the Kidney Foundation for Eastern Ontario, said on
August 25 in the Ottawa Citizen that organ harvesting from living Falun
Gong practitioners is "a human rights breach of the worst order and demands
a global response." He said, "Governments must raise their collective
voices in disgust at this, and condemn it with uncompromising terms."
North America: Unite and Move from Human Rights Dialog to Action Against
According to the latest news from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, Mike
Goschka, a Michigan state senator, condemned the CCP's organ removal from living
Falun Gong practitioners. He said: "The practice of harvesting organs from
innocent prisoners of conscience is a crime against humanity," and said
that it cannot be allowed to continue.
The two Canadian independent investigators suggested that Western society can
no longer use human rights dialog as the only method to deal with China.
Although Canada hasn't yet publicly shown any action concerning this issue, one
can notice that Canada's discourse with the CCP has changed. At the end of last
month, Canadian Prime Minister Harper expressed during meetings with the
Japanese Prime Minister, that Canada and Japan should "unite against the
last communist country in the world." Such a remark catches the attention
of the world. From recent action towards Chinese spies, criticism of Chinese
human rights, to openly calling for isolating the CCP, we can see the changes in
the attitude of Canada toward the CCP.
We can see in North America, in response to America's long-term plan for
putting an end to the CCP's tyranny, that Canada has also taken the initiative
and openly began to unite other countries to isolate the CCP.
Australia: Different Political Parties are Investigating Organ Removal from
Living Falun Gong Practitioners
From what we have seen in Australia, this kind of cooperation not only
crosses national borders, but also can join different political parties to work
on a common cause. On August 18, the Australian government and its opposition
reached an agreement to support an investigation into the CCP's organ harvesting
from living Falun Gong practitioners.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation report on August 17,
2006, opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd stated during an interview
that he "supports the government's proposal that there should be an
independent investigation. These allegations are very serious."
In July, Australian Senator Andrew Bartlett joined the "Coalition to
Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" (CIPFG). He said during an
interview that the Australian government is obligated to take more action in the
face of the allegations of the CCP regime's organ harvesting from living Falun
Gong practitioners, and must assure that the public learns all the facts.
Europe: From Condemnation of Communist Dictatorship to Parliament Resolution
On September 7, 2006, the European Parliament, which consists of 46 European
countries, unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Chinese Communist
Party to release Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dongwei, attorney Gao Zhisheng and
other human rights defenders. Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the
European Parliament, said that arresting Mr. Gao is the CCP's reaction to the
exposure of live organ removal and to his trip to Australia to motivate further
international investigation on the issue.
Edward McMillan-Scott, made a special trip in May to Beijing to investigate
the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and the allegation of the CCP's
removal of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. He met with two Falun
Gong practitioners, Cao Dong and Niu Jinping. Mr. Cao personally witnessed holes
in the body of a practitioner where his organs had been removed.
The European Parliament passed a bill on September 7 calling on European
leaders not to lift the arms embargo to China before China's human rights
condition has improved.
On January 25, 2006, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) held
a meeting in Strasbourg, and passed a resolution condemning the crimes of
totalitarian communist regimes.
Mr. McMillan-Scott publicly declared his membership in the Coalition to
Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) during a rally in Hong Kong
supporting the 13 million Chinese people who have quit the Chinese Communist
Party and its affiliated organizations. The rally was held on the morning of
August 26, 2006. The rally was organized by the Epoch Times newspaper and
the Service Center for Quitting the CCP in Hong Kong. Mr. McMillan-Scott also
published a joint statement with members of the legislative council in Hong
Kong, including Hon Chun-yan, calling on lawyers around the world to protest to
their local Chinese embassies and consulates regarding the recent secret arrest
and torture of renowned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, and to urge the
Chinese authorities to immediately release Mr. Gao.
On August 15, Mr. David Howarth, a member of the British Parliament, said
that the reports from the CIPFG shows that the problems are very serious and
that what has been happening in China is shameful. He believes that "the UK
government and all of the Western governments should demand the Chinese
government to come up with explanations."
On September 4, members of the Parliament of the six parties in Sweden made a
joint declaration, asking the CCP to stop the crime of the live organ harvesting
from Falun Gong practitioners. The declaration stated that the initiators of the
declaration requested the Swedish government to take a position with other
countries in the European Union, Council of Europe, and UN to force the CCP
regime to immediately allow investigation of all Falun Gong practitioners and
other prisoners of conscience held in prisons, labor camps, detention centers,
hospitals and mental facilities. They also requested that the Swedish government
help stop the crime of organ stealing in China.
The Forces of Justice are Uniting
On September 8, two Canadian members of the investigation attended a press
conference hosted by Per Clausen of Denmark, Member of the Central Board of the
Red-Green Alliance, which centered around the reports on the investigation of
live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Clausen said: "I'm
going to ask the Danish government, whether they will act on the Chinese human
rights and Falun Gong issue. We have discussed often what we can do in our
country. Today's meeting gave us many ideas."
Mr. Matas said: "I have been in many countries, and there are
politicians in every country who responded eagerly, just like Per Clausen who is
holding the meeting today. Some democracy parties provided much help. Some media
and non-governmental organizations paid strong attention to the issue. I
believe, wherever we go, there will be many people who will join us, and who
will treat this issue seriously."
The forces of justice have been uniting and increasing, from North America to
Europe and Australia; from governments to the general public, from the media to
different levels of officials, from incumbent parties to opposition parties, and
from one country to another. History will prove that when the dignity and basic
rights of lives are in danger, human beings join hands across nationalities,
races, regions, parties, beliefs and organizations, and they will stand together
to eliminate the evil.