Announcing the Establishment of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG)
(Clearwisdom.net) Whereas, since March 2006, a great deal of evidence has surfaced exposing the secret concentration camp in Sujiatun District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Here, the CCP has imprisoned thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners in order to harvest their organs for profit while they are still alive, and then destroyed the evidence by cremating their bodies. Further evidence indicates that there are 36 such concentration camps in China;
Whereas, witnesses and family members of the witnesses have stated that many tortured to death Falun Dafa practitioners' bodies had their organs stolen, and the families were given ashes from unknown sources after the practitioners were secretly cremated without being notified or allowed to examine the bodies;
Whereas, Falun Gong has been persecuted since July 20, 1999 in a campaign of genocide, and even under a strict information blockade, 2857 Falun Gong practitioners are confirmed to have been tortured to death;
Whereas, Falun Gong practitioners have been cruelly tortured, forcibly administered nerve damaging drugs, sexually abused and/or raped, and their whereabouts hidden after being illegally arrested;
Whereas in the past seven years, the CCP has tried with all means at its disposal to seal off information about the persecution, has fabricated lies, including the staged "Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident," has fanned hatred, and tempted the world with financial and trade benefits, causing many people to be misled and to ignore the persecution or even assist the evildoers;
Whereas, the exposure of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp has proved to the international community, that in the past seven years, all the facts about the persecution that Falun Dafa practitioners have revealed through huge sacrifice are only a small fraction of the whole picture. As the direct victims of this persecution, in order to completely investigate the truth, urgently stop the persecution, it is imperative for Falun Gong organizations outside China to investigate the situation in Mainland China;
Whereas, the CCP has denied the existence of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, and declared that the international community is allowed to go to China to investigate;
Whereas, information received indicates that the CCP intends to destroy the evidence of its crimes, which makes the situation very urgent, as it involves many Falun Gong practitioners' and witnesses' lives;
Whereas, the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has caused widespread concern from many governments, organizations, and people, the calls for an investigation and bringing the killers to justice are getting stronger and louder, the international community has an undeniable responsibility to take action, and thoroughly investigate and put the murderers on trial;
We are forming a "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG)" starting today, and we invite all related international organizations, state agencies and media to join us in requesting to go to China to conduct an independent, direct, interference-free investigation to collect evidence, and completely search for the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong, including the Sujiatun Concentration Camp and other secret concentration camps located elsewhere.
As the initiative of this coalition, the Falun Dafa Association and Clearwisdom Net hereby call on all kindhearted people of conscience to give this coalition your help and moral support. Let the facts of the persecution be exposed as early as possible, so that this brutal persecution that has lasted almost seven years can end.
Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG)
April 4, 2006