The French Association of Falun Gong sent the latest report of organ harvesting atrocities against Falun Gong practitioners in China to Mrs. Rachida Dati, the French Minister of Justice. The Minister promptly answered saying that the forced harvest of organs was of an "extreme seriousness". Her first secretary said that the Minister read the letter with "keen interest" and "immediately" brought its content to the knowledge of her colleague, the French minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Kouchner, "whose department is competent to carry out diplomatic missions on the matter that you take to heart." Below is a translation of the letter.

Minister of Justice

Chief of Cabinet

Paris, September 12th, 2007

Dear President,

By a letter dated August 29th, you were kind enough to draw the attention of Mrs. Rachida Dati, Minister of Justice, on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese authorities.

Rest assured that the Minister of Justice read your correspondence with a keen interest.

The practices you mention, in particular the forced harvest of organs, are of an extreme seriousness.

In touch with the facts that you are denouncing, the Minister immediately brought your request to the knowledge of her colleague Mr. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs whose department is competent to carry out diplomatic missions on the matter that you take to heart.

Respectful regards,

Yannick Imbert