(Clearwisdom.net) Colluding with Jiang Zemin and his gang, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted Falun Gong for more than 6 years using the most vicious and brutal measures. The persecution violates both heavenly principles and human standards, and the CCP is soon to be wiped out by the heavens. Meanwhile, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party has exposed the CCP's evil nature, and many people have awakened to the truth. Today, more than 6.5 million Chinese people have openly quit the evil party and its affiliated organizations. While the CCP is staggering before eventual collapse, it is still trying to expand the persecution to outside of China using commercial interests and political influence.

On December 10, 2005, on a sidewalk opposite the Chinese embassy, Thai practitioners protested the recent rape of two women practitioners by a Chinese policeman and the ongoing persecution in general. At around noon, Thai police officers and vehicles went in and out of the Chinese embassy. Later, several dozen uniformed police and plainclothes police crossed the road and forcibly searched practitioners' bags, dragged practitioners away and grabbed their banners, causing injury to the practitioners and damaging their personal belongings. On December 14, the police in Pattaya beat three practitioners who handed out Falun Gong materials. On December 15, Thai police arrested eight practitioners in front of the Chinese embassy. To date, six practitioners, including one small child, are still being detained in the Immigration Bureau. Out of the practitioners, two are parents of two children of 4 and 6 years old. Their situation is very urgent.

Practitioners around the world have taken action to protest in front of their local Thai embassies and consulates. They are demanding the immediate release of detained practitioners, condemning the CCP for expanding the persecution to Thailand and asking related officials who have assisted CCP to stop doing so.

"Don't follow the CCP to persecute Falun Gong and consequently ruin your and Thailand's future"

Practitioners from New York, Washington DC, Houston, Florida, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, England, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and New Zealand have gone to their local embassies and consulates to protest this incident. However, the Thai government still has not released the unlawfully detained practitioners. Recently, practitioners from other regions have joined the protest.

Chicago practitioners continue to protest in front of the Thai consulate

Chicago practitioners have gone to the local Thai consulate repeatedly to deliver protest letters, protest the arrest of practitioners and condemn the persecution. They urge the Thai government not to give up its sovereignty to appease the Chinese communist regime and to resolve the incident quickly.

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Practitioners repeatedly came to the Thai Consulate in Chicago to protest

Practitioners have been submitting protest letters everyday. When they talked with the Thai consul, the consul asked, "Why are you coming back again?" A practitioner said, "The situation has gotten worse and worse, and practitioners are still being unlawfully detained. They are on a hunger strike and their lives are in danger. We hope that the Thai government will take prompt action and release them immediately." The consult said that he would pass on the message to his country for sure to let his government know the overseas reaction to the incident.

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Passing out flyers to locals
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Passing out flyers to locals

One consulate guard is originally from Poland. Upon learning about the arrest of innocent practitioners by the Thai government under the pressure from the CCP, he said, "I know about the Communist Party, we were persecuted by it for more than 40 years."

Though it is extremely cold in Chicago, there were many people coming out for last-minute holiday shopping. During the past several days, a lot of people who passed by the consulate have seen practitioners protesting in the snow with banners which read, "Thailand, don't follow the Chinese Communist Party to persecute Falun Gong!" and "Immediately release all unlawfully detained Falun Gong Practitioners!" Many of them slowed down to learn about the cause of the protest.

Practitioners also handed out truth-clarifying materials to people who come to the consulate for consular service. Upon learning the truth, they expressed their outrage at the incident. Many raised their thumbs and said, "What you are doing is right. Good luck!"

A group of Koreans told us, "The Communist party is the most vicious thing in the world!"

Swedish practitioners protest to the Thai government

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Swedish practitioners protest in front of the Thai Embassy in Sweden

At around noon on December 22, Swedish practitioners rallied in front of the Thai Embassy. They called on the Thai government not to act as an accomplice of the CCP in the persecution and release the detained practitioners. An official of the embassy walked out to meet with the practitioners. He said that he had passed on the practitioners' letter and related materials to the ambassador and his government. He also expressed his regret at the Thai government's actions. The official also said that the Swedish practitioners were doing the right thing.

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An embassy official talked with the Swedish practitioners

Finnish Practitioners Urge the Thai government not to follow the CCP to Persecute Falun Gong

In the morning of December 19, Finnish practitioners submitted an open letter to the Thai Embassy to Finland. They urged the Thai government to investigate the incident and release all unlawfully detained practitioners. In particular, they urged the government not to bow to the CCP's pressure and act as an accomplice to the evil party in the persecution. The Finnish practitioners also called on other international institutions to investigate the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

The practitioners also told staff members of the embassy about Falun Gong: As a high-level cultivation method of the Buddha school, Falun Gong has spread to more than 70 countries around the world. While more than 100 million have benefited from the practice, the CCP has been brutally persecuting practitioners in China and running a propaganda campaign against the practice for more than 6 years. The staff members listened to the practitioners' introduction attentively, accepted the open letter and other supporting materials, and arranged an appointment with the ambassador for the practitioners.

Boston practitioners call on the Thai government not to act as an accomplice of the CCP

Boston practitioners send their message to the Thai government

In the morning of December 10, Boston practitioners submitted an open letter to the local Thai Consulate and held a protest outside the consulate to express their deep concern over the arrest of practitioners in Bangkok. For the sake of Thailand's future, they urged the Thai government not to follow the CCP to persecute Falun Gong.

In addition, 5 practitioners had a 30-minute meeting with Thai Consul Joseph Milano. After listening to the practitioners' introduction of Falun Gong and the 6-year persecution, Consul Milano said that he had been to China in the past and knew that the Chinese government applied tight control over its citizens. He thought the situation had been improved, but now knows the real situation. Upon hearing the practitioners' request of the immediate release of the detained practitioners and an investigation of the culprits, he said that he would pass on the request to his government, though he couldn't offer much other help due to the limitations of his position.

In the past several days since the incident, the practitioners have received much support from all over the world. Below are messages posted to Falunhr.org:

Ted L'Estrange from Oxford, United Kingdom wrote: "The communist party knows that it can torture with impunity while the world is distracted with the potential rewards of commerce. "

Chris Ameln of Germany wrote: " In the year 2005 it is a crying shame, that a nation like China is still using torture and intimidation... I also support the boycott of Chinese and Thai-made goods. The Thai government must bow their head in shame, as their acts not only violate all human rights, but also the Buddhist belief of non-violence.

Bradley Lavelle from UK wrote: "I am currently boycotting all products from China and will do the same if Thailand commits to this atrocious behaviour. I had planned a trip to Thailand this coming summer but that is very much in doubt now...will spend my money elsewhere...these practices are not acceptable"

There are also people who expressed their outrage over the Thai government's suppression of Falun Gong. William Franklin McCoy, M.D. from the United States wrote: "Please recognize that Thailand is not China. Thailand does not have to follow the dictates of the Chinese government. It is outrageous that the Thai government thoughtlessly complies to the orders of the Chinese Communist Party."

Dr. Albert Lin from Western Australia wrote: "The Thai government should release all detained Falun Gong practitioners immediately and stop kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party, whose collapse is imminent."