A newly-formed international coalition of organizations announced today that investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia will begin applying for visas today as part of a plan to enter China and conduct a “broad and rigorous” investigation of China’s concentration and labor camps.
Abuse of Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese mental institutions is widespread, ongoing, and state-sanctioned, say China Mental Health Watch (CHMHW) and the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
One week prior to the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, three Falun Gong practitioners, including 37 year-old Australian citizen Chris Cominos, jointly submitted a criminal lawsuit against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, former Vice-Premier Li Lanqing, and Politburo Standing Committee member Luo Gan for genocide and torture.
The man who helped organize the historic 1985 summit in Geneva between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev had a message for the large rally that assembled on Capitol Hill yesterday: seemingly insurmountable odds are surmountable.
Based on more than a year of research and citing numerous Chinese Government documents and sources, a Boston-based non-profit organization has published a book documenting the details of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin’s ongoing, illicit campaign to eliminate Falun Gong practitioners in China and around the world.
Philip Grant, Lawyer, President of TRIAL * Geneva, March 18, 2003 * - TRIAL, (“track impunity always”), is a Swiss based Non-Government Organization dedicated to combat immunity. What the victims of the Falun Gong repression endure does not constitute a purely internal question. China, just like any other State, must pay respect to the rules of international law it has ratified and to those regulations which are binding under international customary law.
After months of appealing throughout the country, Helen Peng could not have wished for a more fitting Christmas gift. When the Canadian called China to wish her family a happy holiday, she discovered that her twin sister was no longer a prisoner of conscience. "It is not because the labour camp is compassionate that she was released, but because the Global Rescue campaign and Canadian Government exerted pressure on China," said Helen (Tianying) Peng this week from Toronto.