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CIPFG Third Visa Application Rejected - International Community Must be Alerted that the CCP is Destroying Evidence

May 04, 2006 |   By Kerry Huang, Minghui reporter from San Francisco

(Clearwisdom.net) Six days ago, investigators Zhang Fen and Xu Zhen from the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" (CIPFG) went to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Consulate General in San Francisco to apply for visas to enter China, for the purpose of investigating the persecution of Falun Gong. On the afternoon of May 2, 2006, Zhang Fen received a phone call from the Chinese Consulate official informing her that their applications were rejected. Zhang Fen said that this showed that the CCP once again lied to the international community.

Spokesperson for the CIPFG, Ms. Sherry Zhang, stated that the international community must be vigilant, and that the CCP is thought to be hastily destroying evidence. Nevertheless, the mighty force of exposing the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong is unstoppable. More and more people from all walks of life have asked to join the CIPFG, in hopes of ending this inhuman persecution as soon as possible.

After the CCP's crimes were revealed, about harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners before cremating their bodies to destroy the evidence in the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, the CCP did not respond for three weeks, and then the spokesman for the CCP's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qin Gang, denied this incident at a press conference, and publicly invited the international media to go to look into the facts. As a response to his invitation, investigators from Australia, Europe and the United States successively went to the Chinese Embassy and Consulates in their respective areas to apply for visas to go to China to investigate the persecution of Falun Gong. The investigators from Australia and Europe had their visa applications rejected immediately by the Chinese Consulate.

US investigators Zhang Fen and Xu Zhen submitted their visa applications on April 25. The official in charge of visa issues said that it was beyond his purview, and he could not made a decision, and would ask for instructions from Beijing. In the following two days, Zhang Fen called the consulate inquiring about the status of their visa applications. Not until the afternoon of May 2 did the official from the consulate call Zhang Fen and tell her that their visa applications were rejected.

Zhang Fen said that when she asked the reason for the rejection, the official did not answer her, but only said one more time, "Your visa applications were not approved," and then hung up the phone.

Rejection of the Investigators' Visa Applications Indicates that the CCP's Invitation was a Lie

Xu Zhen said that he was not surprised that his visa application was rejected, because the CCP has been relying on lies to sustain this persecution of Falun Gong. It is very afraid of having its atrocities exposed.

Zhang Fen pointed out that it can be clearly seen that the CCP's invitation to the international media to go to China for investigations is a lie. This just shows that the CCP once again lies to the international community.

Zhang Fen further pointed out that the CCP spent three weeks relocating and destroying evidence of the crimes at Sujiatun, and then arranged the international community to go there to "investigate." Now, what we want to investigate is the persecution of Falun Gong nationwide. The CCP would need more time to relocate and destroy the evidence, so they dare not allow outsiders to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into their crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, an allegation which has been testified to by several witnesses.

"What is Done Cannot be Undone"

Xu Zhen said that though investigators temporarily are unable to enter China for investigation, presently, many witnesses have testified from different angles on the CCP's crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit throughout China. Recently, a military doctor revealed that the CCP crimes have been controlled by the military.

Xu Zhen pointed out that since the military is involved, even if investigators are able to enter China, the CCP would still find all kinds of reasons to prevent investigators from collecting evidence. It even dares not to issue our visas. Why is it so afraid? But, looking at it conversely, it is not difficult to see that the CCP feels guilty for the monstrous crimes it has committed.

The Mighty Force of Revealing the Truth is Unstoppable

Sherry Zhang said that since more and more cases of the CCP's brutal persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners in the past seven years have been exposed to the public, especially more and more witnesses who have testified to the CCP's atrocities of live organ harvesting, more and more people have been outraged.

Ms. Zhang said that representatives of the CIPFG from Australia, Europe and the United States have tried three times to apply for visas to enter China for investigations. This is only a start. The mighty force of revealing the truth is unstoppable. Many righteous people have now requested to join the CIPFG, including renowned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, Professor Jiao Guobiao, lawyer Yang Zaixin, Professor Sun Wenguang and others. We will reveal the truth to the world, and end the persecution soon.

International Community must be Alert to the CCP Hastily Destroying Evidence

Sherry Zhang said that according to reports from the Mainland and the investigation and verification, since the exposure of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, the CCP authorities hurriedly produced the "Interim Human Organ Transplant Regulations," but set the date for the regulation to become effective as July 1. It is suspected that the CCP has reserved enough time to destroy the criminal evidence.

Ms. Zhang continued that the investigative results from some areas proved that hospitals and organ transplantation centers in 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions are operating overtime to perform batches of organ transplant operations. These places include Heilongjiang Province, Liaoning Province, Jilin Province, Beijing, Tianjin, Henan Province, Hebei Province, Hubei Province and Wuhan City, Hunan Province, Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, Yunnan Province, Anhui Province, Shaanxi Province, and Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Hospitals told investigators to be quick if they want to receive organ transplants, and that matching and finding suitable organs can be done in one to two days. They also said that getting a transplant would be difficult after this batch of organs is used up.

It was pointed out by Ms. Zhang that the CCP three times rejected the requests of investigators from the CIPFG to go to China for investigations, which even more clearly shows that the CCP has a guilty conscience. At the same time, mass evidence from investigations has indicated that the CCP is urgently destroying evidence. She called upon the international community to be vigilant, and treat the CCP's deception seriously.

Perpetrators Must be Held Accountable

Sherry Zhang said that the related personnel who have been directly or indirectly involved in this atrocity are at risk right now. They are all within the CCP's scope of evidence destruction. She hopes these people can stop participating in this atrocity out of consideration for human nature and their conscience, and collect and save evidence to cooperate with the investigators' work.

At the same time, she also said that the CIPFG will cooperate with all government organizations, human rights organizations, the media and individuals with conscience and justice to continue making efforts to enter China to conduct a thorough and independent investigation.

Finally, Ms. Zhang emphasized that all perpetrators who have been participating in the persecution will be put on trial as soon as the truth is revealed to the world.