(Clearwisdom.net) On July 22, Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world rallied on the U.S. Capitol Hill to call on people from all walks of life to support justice. A number of U.S. Senators and Representatives came to express their support. Below is a letter of support to Missouri Falun Gong practitioners who attended the rally from US Senator James Talent.

United States Senate

July 15, 2003

Dear Missouri Falun Gong Practitioners:

I want to personally welcome you to Washington, D.C. I commend you on your participation in the 2003 Falun Gong Experience Sharing Conference.

Like you, I believe that China's position on Falun Gong is unacceptable, especially given this group's benign activities. China's repression of Falun Gong makes clear the nature of the regime, its hatred --and fear--of individual thoughts, its disregard for basic human rights and human dignity.

Clearly, China's repression of Falun Gong practitioners violates international human rights standards. The repression of Falun Gong followers, the brutal torture they suffer at the hands of their jailers, and of no less importance, the role of law, must all be pressed in discussion between the U.S. and Chinese leaders.

I wish you the best of luck. If I may be of assistance, please don't hesitate to call or write.


James M. Talent
United States Senator