Chairman of International Relations Committee of US Congress Hopes Falun Gong Practitioners Be Free of Any Harm (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of April 4, 2006, chairman of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives and senior congressman from the Illinois Republic Party Henry Hyde accepted an interview in Rayburn House Office Building and said that the Chinese people should freely practice Falun Gong, and hoped the Falun Gong practitioners be free of any harm.
When the reporter asked congressman Hyde if he has learned about the case of harvesting living Falun Gong practitioners' organs in the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, and what he thought of it, congressman Hyde said, "One aspect of democracy is freedom of belief. I think the Chinese people in the mainland should freely practice Falun Gong and other religions, so long as the religion poses no harm to the political organs. I hope Falun Gong practitioners be free of any harm."
Chairman of the House International Relations Committee Henry Hyde accepted the media's interview after receiving the honorary award issued by Li Dawei from Taiwan Affairs Office in America.
Representative of Taiwan Affairs Office in America Li Dawei said when asked if he has learned about the news about the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, "I certainly read the news, it is very shocking and sad. I think chairman Hyde also made the same comment just now. I think basically everybody pays great attention to China's human rights and legal system, no one expects such a thing to happen. The most important is to avoid the similar things recurring."
Representative Li Dawei said, "Chairman Hyde, as the chairman of International Relations Committee, what he said certainly carries weight."