Germany: Chinese Consul General Visits Frankfurt, Human Rights Organizations and Falun Gong Practitioners Protest the CCP's Human Rights Abuses (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 23, 2005, the Chinese Consul General to Germany visited Frankfurt. Opposite the consulate, people from human rights organizations and Falun Gong practitioners held a protest activity to remind the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the German officials who were attending the opening ceremony to pay attention to the many human rights abuses that are happening in China. They also called attention to the over one hundred thousand prisoners of conscience detained in the country's prisons and forced labor camps, as well as the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners.
The president of the International Human Rights Association, headquartered in Frankfurt, said, "We think today is a very good opportunity to remind people to pay attention to the Chinese prisoners of conscience. In China, there is a lack of human rights, lack of freedom of the press, freedom of information and freedom of speech.
German Falun Gong practitioner explains to a police officer about Gao Rongrong's case
The protestors opposite the Chinese Consulate General
A Falun Gong practitioner from Heidelberg also took this opportunity to tell people about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. According to the latest news, Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong was tortured to death after being disfigured. The report from the Clearwisdon/Minghui website said that, at the beginning in May 2004, Gao Rongrong's face was severely disfigured from seven continuous hours of electric shock torture in Longshan Forced Labor Camp.
After photos of Ms. Gao's disfigured face were publicized, her case shocked people and received a lot of attention in the international community. Her case was also the first case study in the "2004 United Nations Human Rights Report on China's Persecution of Falun Gong." The exposure of Gao Rongrong's case made the CCP extremely angry. On March 6, 2005, Gao Rongrong was re-arrested and imprisoned. On June 16, 2005, Ms. Gao died from the atrophying of her internal organs. Before she died, all news concerning Gao Rongrong was strictly blocked by the CCP.
Mr. Wu, who was participating in the protest, hoped that Chinese officials could take Mr. Chen Yonglin, the former 1st Secretary of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, Australia, as an example, consider the Chinese nation's interest as the first priority and step forward to expose the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. Mr. Wu said to a reporter, "We hope that staff members of all Chinese embassies can uphold their conscience like Mr Chen Yonglin has done, and take their own initiative to expose the crimes of the CCP. This is not challenging the Chinese Government but helping the Chinese people to be rid of the CCP's persecution."
The mayor of Frankfurt, who was participating in the opening ceremony of the Consul General, also expressed that, although the economic interactions between China and Germany are very close, China's human rights conditions should still be improved. She hoped that human rights will be respected more.
This reporter also hoped to be able to interview the Chinese Ambassador to
Germany, Ma Canrong, but was rudely prohibited by staff members at the
consulate. Ma Canrong was then escorted into the consulate by security guards,
without making any more public appearances.