Fri, 22 Aug 2008
The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China
has sent an open letter to journalists currently in China to cover the
Olympics to look deeper than the glamour and excitement of the sporting
events. In an open letter CIPFG state:
�The Beijing Olympic Games are on and more than twenty thousand
journalists from around the world are reporting on the games. At the
same time, these journalists have an opportunity to depict the true
face of the Chinese regime, a regime that continues to torture and kill
its own people under the guise of denials and glitter.
The Chinese Communist regime continues to tirelessly exercise its
power to cover up its true image. A small but telling example is the
lip sync event at the opening ceremony, flawlessly innocent on the
outside, but treacherously deceitful on the inside.
Prior to the opening ceremony, CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) published
a guide called, "Torture Outside the Olympic Village: A Guide to China's Labor Camps," which
showcased seven labor camps that holds thousands of Falun Gong
practitioners near the Olympic venues, some of which have been called
Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International. After the Labor Camp
Guide was published sources reported that the communist regime secretly
relocated many of these listed practitioners to other camps in other
For nine years the Falun Gong spiritual group has suffered
tremendously at the hands of the communist dictatorship. Documented
reports detail how Falun Gong practitioners have been dehumanized,
raped, tortured killed and also used for organ harvesting, a claim
United Nations Special Rapporteurs once again requested the Chinese
government to fully explain in 2007 after receiving categorical denials
but no explanation on the short wait times and the over 40 000 organ
transplants that were not accounted for.
The most important questions that must remain in any reporter's mind
are: Why does the communist regime continue to refuse independent
investigations into the claims of abuse if they are innocent? Why does
the communist regime continue to deny reporters from investigating the
so-called Falun Gong crimes if Falun Gong were so bad?
If reporters neglect to investigate the tens of thousands of Falun
Gong practitioners who are currently being persecuted, the future will
show that the Beijing Olympics will echo some of the darkest pages in
Out of the close to 300 Nazi-concentration-camp-like labor camps in China, we are announcing 51 here (List of Labor Camps and addresses in PDF format).
These Chinese "Gulag Archipelago" have locked up tens and thousands of
Falun Gong practitioners, including those who were massively arrested
by the Chinese Communist regime, in the name of Olympics, months before
the Games began.
All international media are urged to go visit the labor camps and
investigate the urgent situations encountered by Falun Gong
practitioners. However, when you are guided through the comfortable and
beautiful setting of these labor camps, and when you are being told by
healthy looking inmates that they are thankful for the opportunities to
be 'reborn' in these camps, please do not forget the little girl's
lip-sync story during the opening ceremony.
Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China