(Clearwisdom.net) According to a report by Reuters, a former Chinese diplomat who is seeking political asylum in Australia said on Thursday that Chinese diplomats to the U.S. and informants persecute Falun Gong practitioners.

Chen Yonglin told a US congressional committee which is investigating CCP's Human rights records that his job in Sydney Consulate in the past 4 years was to monitor and persecute Falun Gong practitioners. In May, Chen provided documents to testify that 6 diplomats in the consulate were actually working for a government institute whose only job is to "Monitor and Persecute Falun Gong."

Chen Yonglin told the House of Representatives' subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations: "As far as I know, CCP has similar organs in its embassies to the U.S. and other countries where Falun Gong is active. I know that there are more than 1000 spies and informants [in Australia] and the number in the U.S. should be even higher. "

Chen Yonglin said that the CCP believes that the U.S. and Australia are the main bases of Falun Gong, and Chinese diplomats are ordered to distribute anti-Falun Gong booklets and pressure enterprises, schools and media to suppress Falun Gong.

Chen Yonglin, 37, said that in 2003, according to a high-ranking official within a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs formed to persecute Falun Gong, half of the Falun Gong practitioners are being detained in forced labor camps while the other half is being monitored closely by the authorities.

According to Falun Gong practitioners, about 1000 to 2000 practitioners have died as the result of police brutality and 100,000 are being detained in forced labor camps.