Singapore Authorities' Actions Tarnish the Dignity of the Law
(Clearwisdom.net) When the CCP's unprecedentedly evil persecution of Falun Gong is being exposed more and more, and when the international community is poised to carry out large-scale investigations and criticism of the CCP's atrocities, the Singapore authorities act against the world trend and tarnish the dignity of the law. In the name of so-called "unlawful assembly" they brought a false charge against nine local Falun Gong practitioners who disseminated the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong in a peaceful manner. In addition, the Singapore authorities instructed the Singapore media to attack and slander Falun Gong to generate support for its false charge against the Falun Gong practitioners.
Singapore claims to be a democratic country. During the seven years in which the CCP has wantonly trampled on the Chinese people's basic human rights of freedom of belief, the Singapore authorities have not upheld justice nor condemned the criminals; instead, on multiple occasions they have stopped Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful and law-abiding truth clarification activities, such as distributing flyers in public places and even filed charges against the practitioners. This kind of shortsighted conduct, which assists the CCP to do evil, not only brings greater pressure to bear on Chinese Falun Gong practitioners persecuted in China, but also brings shame to Singapore in the international community. Such conduct by the Singapore authorities uses ideology to tarnish the dignity of the law.
The Singapore authorities may draw a lesson from a story in Chinese history. Emperor Zhou Li did a lot of bad things and was criticized by his people. Instead of listening to people's criticism and amend his wrongdoings, Emperor Zhou Li did the opposite. He incriminated those voicing their thoughts and strengthened the repression. On the surface the tough policies were effective, as the people dared not say anything anymore. Nevertheless, three years later, people resorted to action instead of words and overthrew Emperor Zhou Li.
Falun Gong practitioners have no political agenda. They sacrifice themselves to clarify the truth of the persecution with peaceful means in order to stop the persecution. If Singapore authorities restrict such a fundamental, democratic freedom of expression, I am afraid Chinese history books will associate them with the tyrants.
On July 6, two Canadian independent investigators, former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region David Kilgour and human rights attorney David Matas published a report on organ harvesting from living Falun Gong Practitioners in China. The report concluded that the allegations are true, and that such a human rights abuse is a crime against humanity. The report has aroused extensive interest from the Western media and the public at large.
Two weeks later, the Ontario Supreme Court in Canada made a decision on a torture lawsuit: it approved the request of the plaintiffs--six Falun Gong practitioners who are victims of torture--that there is no need to serve indictments and other legal documents on the defendants, such as former head of state Jiang Zemin and four other Chinese officials. This court motion paved the way to try in absentia the persecution organizers and perpetrators: Jiang Zemin, Li Lanqing, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Wang Maolin.
We hope the Singapore authorities will fairly evaluate the situation, distinguish between right and wrong, and correctly position themselves before the CCP's prime culprits responsible for the persecution face trial.