(Clearwisdom.net) On December 8, Australian Senator Andrew Bartlett released a media statement that Representatives from the Democrat Party, the Australian Greens and Labor had joined together in support of human rights in China.

Senator Barlett said in a media statement, "Reports of the forced harvesting of human organs for transplantation can't be ignored." He believed, ""The investigative report by David Matas and David Kilgour released in July 2006 into this matter raises concerns that require further investigation." "I do not think it unreasonable for people to believe that the sorts of allegations being put forward about the forced harvesting of human organs deserve to be properly, independently and thoroughly investigated." "We support an open and rigorous process to investigate these allegations in China. These allegations, combined with what we already know about China's poor human rights record, are too serious to ignore," Senator Bartlett concluded in the media statement.

On December 6, 2006, Senator Andrew Bartlett; Mr. Chris Bowen, Member for Prospect, Australian Parliament; and Senator Kerry Nettle, jointly wrote a letter to the Ambassador of China to request entry into China to investigate the organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. Below is the text of the letter.

Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

Senator Andrew Bartlett, Australian Senate
Chris Bowen, Member for Prospect, Australian Parliament
Senator Kerry Nettle, Australian Senate

6 December 2006

Mme Fu Ying
Chinese Embassy
15 Coronation Drive
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Your Excellency Mme Fu Ying,

Many Australians are extremely alarmed by the allegations that large numbers of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience have been, and we believe continue to be, killed in China to harvest their organs for the transplant trade [1].

Although denied by your government, there has been no serious investigation to support such denial and no sign of preventive measures, such as the new legislation, being effective [2]. Both the international community and the Australian public believe that this is too serious a crime, if true, to be allowed to continue unabated.

We believe for the Chinese government to be exonerated from these serious allegations, the only way is to allow unfettered inspections and investigations by independent investigators from the international community to detention facilities and hospitals of their own choosing, including those within the military system due to their alleged involvement [3].

The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong [4] (CIPFG) is a global alliance of independent concerned parties who are committed to conduct serious investigations and to ensure that the alleged killings do not happen.

The July 6th 2006 report into this allegation [5] by international human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia Pacific region David Kilgour (referred to as Matas-Kilgour Report hereafter) has made seventeen recommendations for the Chinese government and the global community to act to ensure the alleged crime is stopped or at the very least prevented. Most of these recommendations could be and should be implemented, whether the allegation is true or false.

Also, we note that in August this year Mr. David Kilgour and Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament, raised these issues directly with the Australian Parliament and the Australian people.

The CIPFG delegations going to China are implementing recommendations 3, 11, 12 and 13 of the Matas-Kilgour Report.

The Australian CIPFG also urge the implementation of recommendations 10, 15, 16, and 17 of the Matas-Kilgour Report by the Chinese government - "the repression, imprisonment and severe treatment of Falun Gong practitioners must stop immediately", "organ harvesting from executed prisoner should cease immediately", and "organ transplants should not be for sale". The delegations, while in China, will also investigate and report on evidences of non-compliances.

The Coalition's teams from the four continents will cover different regions of China; the targets of the Australian delegation include Hebei, Jilin and Hubei provinces. We have lists of detention facilities and hospitals in these provinces that may be the starting points of our investigation, but we may go outside these three provinces if need arises in order to follow cases under investigation.

Your attention and assistance is highly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Senator Andrew Bartlett, Australian Senate

Chris Bowen Member for Prospect, Australian Parliament

Senator Kerry Nettle, Australian Senate

[1] Secret Chinese Concentration Camp Revealed http://theepochtimes.com/news/6-3-10/39083.html

[2] New laws came into effect from 1st July 2006 in China, but failed to prevent an "increase" in supply of organs in the lead up to the 2006 National Day (Oct 1st). BBC report http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asiapacific/5386720.stm

[3] Source Reveals Other Chinese Concentration Camps http://theepochtimes.com/news/6-3-31/39910.html

[4] Announcing the Establishment of "The Allied Group to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" and Its Preliminary Investigations http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/4/30/72657.html

[5] Download the report at http://investigation.go.saveinter.net/