Press Conference in Warsaw, Poland: "This Persecution Is a Disgrace to Humanity"
(Clearwisdom.net) At 3 p.m. on August 6, 2008, the Polish Association of Falun Gong, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) and the Poland Association for Freedom of Expression co-sponsored a press conference in the capital of Warsaw. They appealed to people everywhere regarding China's human rights violations, especially the Chinese Communists' intensifying the brutal persecution of Falun Gong before the Beijing Olympics. They issued a public appeal to Polish citizens to raise their voices of justice to help end the CCP's comprehensive denial of human rights.
At the same time, the results of the global "Million Signatures" campaign were announced. There were a total of 1.35 million signatures from 133 countries worldwide on a petition condemning the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. Poland had more than 4,000 people involved in collecting signatures.
President Miroslaw Chojecki of the Polish Association for Freedom of Expression spoke first. Mr. Chojecki, who struggled against communism for a long time, has made an outstanding contribution to the process of Poland's moving towards freedom and democracy. He is also the founder of the Polish Association for Freedom of Expression. He said: "A few days ago, my friend Aleksandra Solzenicyna died. As we commemorate him, it makes me think of the three books he had not yet published, in which he wrote: In the world of democratic western countries, so far no one is willing to believe that in communist countries, in the country of the proletariat, that labour camps exist. But today, in China which is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, you will find that this is not only a fact, the number of them are so great, that labour camps are located even in the vicinity of Olympic venues, where tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are detained. Falun Gong is an ancient cultivation practice from traditional Chinese culture. This persecution is a disgrace to humanity, and we must stop it!"
At the press conference, the representative of CIPFG Poland, Marcin Hakemer-Fernandez introduced "Torture Outside the Olympic Village: A Guide to China's Labor Camps", called on the Polish media entering into China to make field surveys about the world's largest human rights catastrophe, and make the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong public.
Mr. Wong, on behalf the Polish Association of Falun Gong said, "Recently, the CCP is taking the Olympics as a pretext for escalating the persecution of Falun Gong; the illegal arrests in the past six months totaled nearly 10,000. News that Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death comes every day. We strongly urge the Polish community and all international organizations to uphold justice, and end the CCP's comprehensive human rights violations during the Olympic Games."
Representatives of the Polish Association of Falun Gong and the CIPFG submitted the results of the global "Million Signatures" campaign to the Office of President Lecha Kaczynski of Poland, the Office of the Polish Prime Minister, Donalda Tusk, the Office of the Polish Foreign Minister, Radolawa Sikorski, and into the hands of Poland's Congress members Bronislawa Komorowskiy and Bogdan Borusewicza.