United Nations Officials Pay Close Attention to "The Falun Gong Report" (Photos)
In order to expose the Jiang regime's illegal persecution of Falun Gong, Dafa practitioners from all over the world have been mailing relevant materials to the United Nations on a regular basis. Falun Dafa practitioners also prepared a special Human Rights Report for 2000 - 2001 for the United Nations Human Rights Committee to raise awareness within the international community.
After analyzing the workings of the international human rights community and contacting many international human rights organizations and their attorneys, overseas Falun Dafa practitioners began to submit Falun Gong human rights violation cases to the United Nations in a standard format and procedure. In this past year alone, we have submitted several thousand cases to eleven different Human Rights Organizations of the United Nations.
From these human rights violations we selected the most representative examples and compiled a book entitled "The Falun Gong Report." The book was printed in a very short time and brought to the 2002 Annual Meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
Because of its detailed information, stunning pictures, professional editing, and fine printing quality, the book received immediate attention from the conference attendees. Due to the limited quantity, we were only able to distribute books to the representatives from member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to the officials of the Human Rights Organizations of the United Nations, and to some non-governmental organizations who had paid close attention to Falun Gong cases. Even so, the two hundred copies of the first shipment were gone in two days.
In addition to distributing the book, Falun Gong practitioners gave speeches to expose the state terrorism of Jiang's regime at different Human Rights Conference meetings. With the evidence in the book "The Falun Gong Report," these speeches effectively exposed Jiang Zemin's lie of this being the "Best Human Rights Period" in China's history.
One officer at the United Nations from a Southeast Asian country read our book and said, "(The book is) great! I have been looking for Falun Gong for a long time." He also asked us for two more books for his colleagues.
One country's government has a good relationship with the Chinese ruling Party and has often given our practitioners a difficult time. When we talked to the representative to the United Nations from that country, he asked us, "Do you want to hear my personal opinion or do you want me to talk as an official representative?" We said, "We'd like to hear your true, personal ideas." He immediately replied, "Falun Gong is good. Falun Gong practitioners ought to have their freedom of belief and practice. They should not be persecuted." We were very happy that he positioned himself correctly.
One representative from an African country always voted to support Jiang's Regime. The first day, we gave him "The Falun Gong Report." The next day when we met him again he said, "If you don't mind, I'd like to have one more book."
Some representatives from several Asian and African countries said to us, "You know that we are friends of China's government." We told them, "Because you are friends of China, your advice is perhaps more effective. We wish you could tell the Chinese government not to persecute its own people. If you truly love China, you ought to help the Chinese people." These representatives confirmed to us, "We will read the book carefully and tell the Chinese government whether or not it is dealing fairly with the Chinese people over the issue of Falun Gong."
The books and speeches had good responses in the United Nations. After reading the book, many people deliberately came out to find our practitioners to tell us, "We want to tell you that this book is well edited and printed, and distributing it here is a very good idea. You have done a good job! We support you. Continue with your efforts!"