Global Effort to
Stop the Beijing's
Persecution of Falun Gong before the 2008 Olympic Games
To Whom It Might Concern:
I know that Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is a
spiritual cultivation practice begun in China, which teaches people to
cultivate themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and
Tolerance, so as to develop good health and character, and that it has
spread to over 80 countries around the world. As a result, I have a good
impression of Falun Gong.
I am also aware that since July 1999, some
leaders of the party-state in Beijing, headed by former
president Jiang Zemin, launched a brutal crackdown on Falun
Gong across China, and that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners who
refused to give up their belief were tortured to death. Tens of millions of
Chinese nationals have been deprived of their basic human rights and
freedom of belief because of practising Falun Gong. I am both shocked
and grieved about this persecution.
Human rights are universal and indivisible; respect
for them is integral to the Olympic Games' modern tradition.
It is thus unacceptable that the government of China, even while
preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games, continues to persecute
Falun Gong practitioners, thereby also violating international human
rights covenants signed by China itself.
I, therefore, make the following appeals:
1. The government of China must immediately put an
end to the persecution of Falun Gong.
2. My own national government, parliament, Olympic
Committee and human right organizations should call on the authorities in
Beijing to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
The CIPFG can submit this
petition or a copy of it to various governments, parliaments, the
International Olympic Committee, the United Nations and other international
human rights organizations, in order to urge them to take immediate
action to help the Falun Gong practitioners in China to regain their human
rights and dignity by the time of the opening of 2008 Olympic Games.
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