Having been informed of discriminations, persecutions, maltreatment, tortures that are inflicted to the people practicing Falun Gong in the People's Republic of China, I want to give my support to these victims and to denounce such practices that are contrary to respecting human rights.

In the name of GATTIERES City, for which I am the Mayor, and resident of CARROS County, for which I represent the county in the Assembly of Alpres-Maritime Province, I request the political leaders of this large country of CHINA cease these persecutions.

August 8, 2002 in Gattieres

M. Papi

(Seal of Gattieres)