British MP: We Must Continuously Raise Concern Over the Persecution of Falun Gong Until It Ends (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, British MP Keith Hill raised the issue of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecuting and harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners during a 3-hour debate in the House of Commons about the Foreign Affairs Committee's annual human rights report.
British MP Keith Hill
In the debate, MP Hill started with some background information about the practice of Falun Gong and the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. He drew attention to the report about the CCP's practice of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners written by Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour. He said, We have reason to believe that the practice of organ harvesting continues. If it does not, it is for the Chinese authorities to prove that that is the case. They should allow independent, third-party investigations in China."
MP Hill's speech was applauded by MP Mark Hunter, who said, "Pressure needs to be applied, and there is no better time than now. With China relying on the publicity that the Olympic Games can bring, we will never have a better lever on which to insist on improvements to human rights in that country."
Before this, the House of Commons and House of Lords of the UK Parliament held debates over the persecution of Falun Gong in China many times. MP Hill made a 15-minute speech in this debate.
Mr. Hill said, "This [organ harvesting] is a very important issue as I think no matter in this Parliament or among the British public, there are still many people knowing little of this issue. More than that, I also know that what I did is a great help to Falun Gong practitioners' appeal in the UK, in China and other places in the world."
MP Hill also said that he greatly hopes that the British government will not only raise more issues over the persecution of Falun Gong to Chinese authorities, but also support independent investigations into the allegations of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. He said, "I promise to Falun Gong practitioners and to the Chinese authorities that I will be here to raise the issue of Falun Gong and respond to Falun Gong practitioners' appeal until the persecution stops."