Taiwan: Motion for Human Rights Torch Rally Signed by All Members of Yilan County Legislature (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) In order to stop the Chinese Communist Party's violation of human rights, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) launched the Global Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR), calling on the international community to join together to end the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong and other citizens. On May 7, 2008, the Yilan County Legislature passed a motion for the County Council to sponsor the "Human Rights Torch Relay" in Yilan on June 3.
Member of the Legislature Jiang Congyuan (6th from the left), Yu Meixue (7th from the left) and Member Zhuang Shuru (5th from the left) Support "Global Human Rights Torch Relay"
County Magistrate and All Thirty-four Members of the Legislature Sign Against the Persecution
The motion was initiated by legislator Jiang Congyuan and signed and passed by all thirty-four members of the Legislature. The County Legislature will also appropriate 10,000 yuan to publicize this activity. All of the thirty-four members of the legislature signed their names on the "Million Signature Campaign against the Persecution," expressing with their practical action the strong local public opinion to end the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
On April 21,2008, County Magistrate Lu Guohua and the General Manager of the Council signed their names on the "Million Signature Campaign against the Persecution", condemning CCP persecuting Falun Gong. Mr Lu said he supports meaningful activities such as the HRTR and it is his honor to participate and sponsor it. He agreed to run during the activity and hoped residents in Yilan County would join the great project, receiving the torch and all run side by side.
Magistrate Lu Guohua (right) signed on the "Million Signature Campaign against the Persecution", condemning the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong
Call for An End to the Persecution of Falun Gong
Legislator Jiang Congyuan, who is also a member of CIPFG, said that all the members of the Legislature have jointly passed the motion for Yilan County Council to host the HRTR activity, and will show their support when the relay comes.
Member of the Legislature Jiang Congyuan signed on the "Million Signature Campaign against the Persecution"
Mr. Hong Tengxiang, the headmaster of Yilan Huideng Middle School, who has been assisting in the promoting of this campaign stated during the press conference in front of the County Legislature Building, "Yilan County Council is going to sponsor the Human Right Torch Relay activity when it arrives in Yilan. We urge the residents in Yilan to pay attention to this project. Today, member of the Legislature Mr Jiang is going to initiate the motion, and thirty-four other members of the Legislature including Mr Wu Futian all support this activity. All the members of the Legislature have signed their names on the petition, calling for an end to the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
Member of the Legislature Yu Meixue
Member of the Legislature Wu Futian