Resolutions by European Parliament
- May 5, 2022 – European Parliament passed an urgency resolution to condemn forced organ harvesting in China
This new decision builds on two previous EP urgency resolutions, one passed in December 2013 and another adopted in the form of a written declaration in September 2016.
- April 2019 – European Parliament resolution regarding the situation of religious and ethnic minorities in China
Calls for the immediate release of arbitrarily detained people, prisoners of conscience, including practitioners of Falun Gong and for a stop to be put to enforced disappearances, and insists that all individuals are able to choose their legal representative, have access to their family and to medical assistance, as well as have their cases investigated; –
- July 2016 – European Parliament written declaration
Written declaration, under Rule 136 of Parliament‘s Rules of Procedure, on stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China
- December 2013 – European Parliament resolution on organ harvesting in China
Calls on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to end immediately the practice of harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience and members of religious and ethnic minority groups
- December 2010 – European Parliament Resolution on Human Rights in the World in 2009
Expresses a deep concern regarding, among others, the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
- May 2008 – European Parliament Resolution on Human Rights in the World in 2007
Notes that, despite significant economic reforms, systematic violations of political and human rights still persist in China, taking such forms as political imprisonment, attacks on, and intimidation of, lawyers, human rights defenders and journalists including the weiquan movement, the lack of an independent judiciary, forced labour, the suppression of freedom of expression and religion and of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, arbitrary detentions, the Laogai camp system and alleged organ harvesting; remains equally concerned about the blacklisting of journalists and human rights activists, the Dalai Lama and his associates and Falun Gong practitioners;
- December 2007 – European Parliament Resolution on EU-China relations
Is strongly concerned at the recent increase of political persecution related to the Olympics of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, petitioners, civil society activists, ethnic groups such as the Uighurs, and religious people of all beliefs, especially Falun Gong practitioners; calls on the Chinese authorities to release these people immediately and to put an end to these human rights violations, as well as to the demolition of substantial numbers of houses without compensation to make way for the Olympic infrastructures;
- September 2006 – European Parliament Resolution on EU-China relations
Strongly condemns the detention and torture of Falun Gong practitioners in prisons, “Re-education through Labour” camps, psychiatric hospitals and “legal education schools”; is concerned about reports that organs of detained Falun Gong practitioners have been removed and sold to hospitals; urges the Chinese Government to end the detention and torture of Falun Gong practitioners and to release them immediately;
- February 2005 – European Parliament Resolution on recommendations for the 61st session of the UN commission on human rights in Geneva
Strongly condemns in particular the unjustified use of arbitrary detention, the repressive action in Tibet, in Xinjiang, and against the Falun Gong movement and any form of political opposition;
- April 2004 – European Parliament Resolution on recommendations for the 60th session of the UN commission on human rights in Geneva
Calls on the EU to sponsor or co-sponsor resolutions on China (in particular addressing the situation in Tibet and Xinjiang and the repression of the Falun Gong)
- September 2003 – European Parliament Resolution on Human Rights in the World in 2002
Reiterates its call upon the Chinese government to immediately stop the prosecution and large-scale defamation campaigns of Falun Gong and its practitioners; urges the Chinese government to end all arrests, torture, killings, brainwashing and restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly of members of this movement;
- February 2001 – European Parliament Resolution on freedom of religion in the People’s Republic of China
Invites the PRC government to allow Falun Gong practitioners to practice their fundamental right to freedom of conscience, expression, association and assembly in accordance with the PRC constitution.
European Parliament Hearings
- January 2013 – European Parliament hearing “Religious Persecution by China: A Horror Story”
Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott (ALDE), Vice-President of the European Parliament for Human Rights & Democracy and the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (UNPO) convened a seminar on Religious Persecutions in China at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
THE FALUN GONG STORY
- Persecution in China
- Transnational Repression
- Peaceful Resistance
- Personal Accounts