(Clearwisdom.net) The San Francisco City Hall Board Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. Two practitioners spoke at the board meeting, during which a letter was circulated among supervisors for signatures. All but one of those present signed the form to call for Charles' rescue.

Charles' fiancée Yeong Ching Foo spoke first, followed by a western practitioner. They both expressed their outrage at how the Chinese government is treating Charles and not allowing his fiancée to talk to him or see him.

Below is a letter to be sent to President Bush and other federal officials.

We, the California elected government officials, are calling for the immediate release of Charles Li -- an American citizen and Menlo Park, CA resident detained in China. We understand that Dr. Charles Li was arrested at the Guangzhou airport in China on January 22, 2003, when he went to China to spend the Lunar Chinese New Year with his parents. China is punishing Charles because he practices Falun Gong, a peaceful meditation practice that China relentlessly persecuted -- and also because he has been actively helping in stopping this persecution. We do not want to see an American citizen punished for his belief. We respectfully ask you to urge China with any means to immediately release Charles Li as well as other prisoners of conscience unconditionally.

February 25, 2003