(Clearwisdom.net) On October 27 and 28, 2005, the nationwide tour of a human rights photo exhibition entitled, "Shameful Regions" reached Cologne. The exhibition was held on Rudolf Platz in Cologne central. As the direct victims of the Chinese Communist regime's human rights violations, the Falun Gong group was invited to join the exhibition tour and gave live re-enactments of the tortures to expose the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.

Representative of international human rights organization addressing the opening ceremony

Chen Yonglin and Hao Fengjun were invited to attend the press conference.

Mr. Chen Yonglin and Hao Fengjun, who publicly renounced the CCP, were invited to attend the press conference of the photo exhibition. They used their personal experiences to expose the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. Former Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin said that his job in the Chinese Consulate at Sydney was to implement the policy to confine Falun Gong practitioners' living space. The Chinese communist regime spent a large amount of money to bribe developing countries, western countries and some small countries so as to make them give up on criticizing CCP's human rights violation. This is the reason why during the annual human rights convention each year, the U.S. proposed resolution on Chinese Communist regime's human rights status was hindered. Hao Fengjun was a policeman suppressing drug abuse. Later he was transferred to the municipal 610 Office to monitor Falun Gong. When he witnessed Falun Gong practitioners being brutally beaten, he requested to transfer back to his original work unit. However, the 610 Office did not allow any personnel to quit. After his request was turned down, he had no choice but to flee to another country. His experience indicated that many kind-hearted people in China were coerced to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong.

Falun Gong practitioners calling to stop the persecution

Passersby signing the petition against the persecution

Signing the petition against the persecution

Hu Jintao, the Chinese Communist Party's leader, will visit Germany in early November. Falun Gong practitioners introduced the news to the German people and collected signatures to appeal to the German President Köhle, hoping that he will help stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China. One after another, people passing by signed the petition against the persecution. A number of people expressed their gratitude towards the practitioners for what they have done. They thanked the practitioners for letting them learn about what is happening in China. At present, Germany and China have a close trade relationship, and some German people believed that the German government would consider the economic interest first. Practitioners explained to them that a healthy trade relationship needs a good social environment. Ending the persecution will help the healthy development of the society that will benefit foreign investors.

There was an interesting episode during the signature collection. A more than one-year-old baby girl came over the exhibition booth by herself. She fixed her eyes on practitioners who were doing the exercises and smiled sweetly for about one minute until her aunt came over to pick her up. Her aunt did not notice the Falun Gong exhibition booth initially, but because of this she had the opportunity to learn about the persecution in China. She signed the petition and showed her great interest in learning the Falun Gong exercises. Practitioners gave her relevant materials. An older lady was indignant towards the human rights violations after she viewed the photo exhibition. However, when practitioners asked her to sign the petition, she refused. She said that she had signed many similar petitions and now she does not think signing the petition would be effective. Practitioners introduced the effects of petitions launched in other countries but still could not convince her. In the end, a practitioner gave her a flyer about Falun Gong and told her that she will like it. The lady, who was about to leave, suddenly turned around and held the practitioner's hands and said, "Please don't be discouraged by people like me who have different opinions. What you are doing is right, please be persistent."

Photo exhibition reveals the true situation about the human rights violations in communist countries

The two-day photo exhibition concluded. Many German people told practitioners, "It's really a shame. There must be more people coming to visit the exhibition if you could stay at Cologne for a few more days and conduct the exhibition in all districts in Cologne." It was already quite late when the exhibition concluded. When staff members were loading the photos onto a truck, in the street lamps' dim light, some people who walked by still viewed the photos that were not moved to the truck yet. There are so many kind-hearted people who have a sense of justice in the world. Their actions are the greatest form of support against the persecution.