Taiwan: Chiayi County School Principals and a College President Denounce the Chinese Communist Party for Its Persecution of Falun Gong (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On January 16, 2008, Dr. Lee Ming-Jen, President of National Chiayi University, and Lai Yu-Cheng, Principal of Chung-Wen Elementary School in Chiayi City, signed their names to the "One Million Signatures Campaign Letter," to denounce the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its persecution of Falun Gong. Additionally, Lin Fang-Xiong, retired principal of Linsen Elementary School and now the director of Compatriot Youth and chairman of the Retired Teachers' Association in the Chiayi area, and Li Chong-Zhou, retired principal of the Chih Hang Elementary School, also signed their names to denounce the CCP for its atrocities against Falun Gong practitioners. These individuals asked the general public to step forward and urge the CCP to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Dr. Lee Ming-Jen, President of National Chiayi University, signed his name to denounce the CCP for its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners
Dr. Lee Ming-Jen said that Falun Gong practitioners are all kind people who are cultivating. He really felt bad to see the CCP's inhuman treatment and slaughter of Falun Gong practitioners. He asked people to take strong actions to stop this persecution. Chung-Wen Elementary School Principal Lai Yu-Cheng voiced his opinion that the CCP's removal of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners is really the most awful thing in the world, and it is against heavenly principles.
Retired elementary school principals Lin Fang-Xiong and Li Chong-Zhou also expressed their support for this signature campaign and denounced the CCP's atrocities.
Chen Changhui, a member of the Asian Branch of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), said that the CIPFG's "One Million Signatures Campaign" activities, which aims at stopping the persecution, has begun on January 1, 2008. That same day, the CIPFG Asian Branch also formally began its signature campaign in Hong Kong. Volunteers in the Chiayi area appealed to Chiayi officials and people from different areas in Taiwan to support the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners.
Chen indicated that the CIPFG has over four hundred members in many countries and from different areas of interest. These members are all accomplished individuals in their respective fields and are concerned with the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners. They include politicians, government officials, religious leaders, community leaders, organ transplant experts and other doctors, international human rights lawyers and criminal lawyers, members of non-governmental organizations, members of the international media and human right activists. There are four CIPFG branches: the North American Branch, Australian Branch, Asian Branch and European Branch. The Asian Branch was established on December 19, 2006, the same day it published its open letter requesting to travel to China to investigate the persecution of Falun Gong.
CIPFG branches have organized various activities around the world to stop the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. These activities have caught the attention of the international community and have drawn attention to the CCP's crimes of human rights violations. By using the opportunity of the 2008 Olympic Games, CIPFG members have coalesced the support of the world's people for Falun Gong and the forces that oppose the CCP's persecution into "the most basic voice, the most fundamental plea, and the most widespread public will," to end the persecution of Falun Gong.
David Matas and David Kilgour, two CIPFG members from Canada, published their report, "Bloody Harvest - Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" on January 31, 2007. This report has thoroughly revealed the monstrous crimes that the CCP has committed in its persecution of Falun Gong.
Additionally, a 2007 United Nations Report included the latest account by United Nations Commission on Human Rights spokesperson, Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. This report lists and summarizes actual incidents of torture, including facts about the CCP's harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Chen said, "Human rights are mankind's basic rights for living. Human lives are priceless. While the Chinese Communist Party loudly shouts about having peaceful Olympic Games, it continues its practice of harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners and then selling the organs for profit. To uphold justice, we demand that the CCP immediately stop its human rights violations and save innocent lives." Chen continued, "Prior to the start of the Olympic Games, we want to deliver the will of the people from different places in the world to the governments, legislative councils, and to Olympic Committees in different countries, as well as to the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee, and to other international organizations. We want them to understand that 'the people's will cannot be denied.' We want them to, with the support of the mighty will of the world's people, use the mechanisms of democracy and human rights, and have the courage to demand that the CCP immediately stop its persecution of Falun Gong."