(Clearwisdom.net) At a board meeting of the University of Western Sydney Students' Association, all members unanimously passed a resolution to support Falun Gong, condemn the Chinese Communist Regime' persecution of Falun Gong, and protest the extension of such persecution to Australia. In the resolution, the association expressed their support for practitioners' rights of belief and expression, their strong condemnation of the 6-year brutal persecution, torture and murder in China and harassment to Australian practitioners and hatred propaganda by the Chinese Embassy and consulate.

Below is a transcript of the resolution.

University of Western Sydney Students' Association Inc.


Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is a traditional self-improvement practice for body and mind based on the universal principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance", and is commended for its devotion to public service and commitment to improving health in mind, body and spirit;

All Falun Data activities, including classes and conferences, are offered by volunteers and are opened to the public free of charge;

The 6-year long persecution of Falun Data in China severely violates the fundamental human rights enshrined in Chinese constitutional law, and has caused at least 2,733 deaths of Falun Data practitioners;

The Chinese Embassy and consulates in Australia continue to monitor and harass local Australian Falun Dafa practitioners and send defamatory and slanderous anti-Falun Data propaganda to schools, libraries and government offices, which is unacceptable interference with our supporting Falun Data practitioners' rights of practice, and serves to incite hatred and/or contempt towards Falun Dafa;

As reported in the Australian on 12th September 2005, a Chinese Government campaign to block internet access to Falun Gong has twice resulted in blockage of the University of Technology Sydney's web site in China, and removal of the Falun Dafa Meditation Club from the Student Union web site, due to strong political pressure and the threat of losing international exchange students;

For the past 40 months. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has signed a monthly certificate, specifically banning Australian Falun Gong practitioners and supporters from holding any sign or banner in front of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra due to the strong political pressure and economic temptation of the Chinese Communist Regime;


The Student Representative Council,

a) Supports Falun Gong practitioners' freedom of belief and expression;

b) Condemns the persecution of Falun Gong in China and harassment in Australia;

c) Urges the Chinese Government to release all Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally detained, tortured, and persecuted in prisons, detention centers, labour camps, mental hospitals and re-education centers in China;