On the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (July 20), a coalition formed by various political organizations from many democratic countries issued a statement condemning the persecution of Falun Gong. The CCP suppresses human rights.
On July 16, 2021, nearly 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners held rallies and marches in Washington DC, calling for conscience, returning to tradition, calling for the whole world to stand up together, establish ending the tyranny of the CCP. (Photo: Li Sha / Epoch Times).
On Monday (July 19, 2021), the “Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Policy” (IPAC) released a statement saying: “22 years ago, The CCP started a movement to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.”
The statement read, “Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been detained, many of which have been subjected to extremely severe torture. What worries people most is the report that Falun Gong practitioners and Chinese prisoners of conscience have their organs harvested. The Independent Court of China conducted its analysis and found that organ harvesting is widespread, nationally supported, and systematic.”
“We once again call on our government to come forward, speak out strongly to end this kind of persecution.” “Democracy needs to take action to end the global organ harvesting trade,” IPAC said. The Chinese government (CCP) should be held accountable for human rights to all Chinese people.”
IPAC is a civil political alliance dedicated to democratic national reform and response to the CCP’s global influence. This coalition was founded in June 2020 with more than 100 veteran politicians from more than 20 countries.
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Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was introduced to the public by its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi for the first time in China in 1992. The cultivation method takes “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” as its basis. standards, including 5 exercises. Currently, millions of people practice Falun Gong in more than 110 countries.
Initially, after Falun Gong was introduced to the public in Mainland China, it was also very welcome. According to official statistics from the Chinese government, by the end of the 20th century, Falun Gong in China had between 70 million and 100 million people practicing.
The CCP views the prevalence of Falun Gong as a threat, and on July 20, 1999, began a nationwide crackdown against Falun Gong practitioners.
Former CCP leader Jiang Zemin ordered the banning and elimination of Falun Gong, and at his suggestion, the CCP also established the 610 Office, which is in charge of persecuting and eliminating Falun Gong. This extralegal agency established on June 10, 1999 is empowered to transcend the police and the law.
Since then, many Falun Gong practitioners have suffered mental and physical abuse, economic persecution, forced labor, imprisonment, and even organ harvesting. The goal is to force them to renounce their faith.
According to Minghui.org, an American website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, over the past 22 years, 4,641 certified Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death by the CCP. The website states that the true death toll is much higher, “Due to the CCP’s strict censorship regime, many cases go unreported or require further investigation.”
The IPAC statement also said, “Borrowing this solemn (anti-persecution) anniversary, we commemorate all ethnic and religious minorities persecuted by the CCP, including major groups such as Buddhists. Tibetan Christians, Uighur Christians, and other Muslims.”