(Clearwisdom.net) On October 31, 2005, representatives of the Czech Falun Dafa Association visited Mr. Edvard Outrata, Vice Chairman of the Senate, to talk about the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Mr. Outrata said that he knew about the Chinese Communist Party's brutal persecution of Falun Gong. He said, "International pressure from a moral perspective on the Chinese government is very important." Outrata believed that such pressure would help the human rights situation in China.

Practitioners urged the vice chair to pay close attention to defamatory propaganda from the Chinese communist regime against Falun Gong. Mr. Outrata said, "The Chinese regime has also tried to defame Christians, however, they have achieved nothing because we know Christians well. The slander against Falun Gong won't achieve anything, either."

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Outrata signed his name on a petition letter. The petition calls on China to immediately end the brutal persecution and torture against Falun Gong practitioners.

The petition letter signed by the vice chair of the Czech Senate