On May 14, 2007, dozens of Falun Gong practitioners went to the Russian Consulate in New York to protest the Russian government's assistance to the CCP in its persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioners submitted a letter asking the Russian government to get rid of the influence of communism, respect international laws, and to protect Falun Gong practitioners in Russia.
Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Gao Chunman
Gao Chunman was kidnapped and deported back to China.
The Falun Dafa Information Center has reported the case of 73-year old Mr. Gao Chunman, a Falun Gong practitioner and a professor at Tsinghua University, also a United Nation's refugee. Mr. Gao's wife, a Russian citizen, said that at 11:30 am on May 13, several officials from the Federal Immigration Bureau of Russia lied that they wanted to rent Mr. Gao's house, and entered the room. Without showing any legal documents, they cut the phone line and kidnapped Mr. Gao. She pointed out that the whole procedure was similar to what happened to Ma Hui, a practitioner recently kidnapped and deported back to China by the Russian government.
Covering the persecution
The Minghui website reports that on the day of the deportation, May 14, Mr. Gao Chunman went to his son's house in Beijing. Mr. Gao didn't see any Chinese government officials at the airport when he arrived in Beijing.
Russian police are trying to collect more information about Chinese Falun Gong practitioners now living in Russia. Mr. Gao Chunman pointed out that there might be a contract between the Russian and Chinese government--the Russian government kidnaps and deports Chinese Falun Gong practitioners, and to deceive Western society and cover the eight-year long persecution of Falun Gong, the Chinese Government doesn't publicly arrest them.
Since more and more persecution cases have been exposed, the CCP tries to perpetuate the persecution in a sneaky way. According to Falun Gong practitioners in China, Chinese police often kidnap and jail practitioners secretly nowadays.
Practitioners hope that Western society pays attention to the Russian government's assistance to the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
The protest in front of the Russian Consulate drew a lot of attention. Many people came and asked what was going on. Lemaitre, an American, expressed that the Russian Government's behavior is too horrible.
Lidiya Talaizadeh, an American citizen from Russia, submitted a letter to the Russian Consulate. The official from the consulate was surprised by the incident. He asked if Mr. Gao is a UN refugee. Lidiya told him that Mr. Gao became a UN refugee in 2003. She also told the official that Ma Hui and her daughter, who were deported back to China several weeks ago, are also UN refugees, so the Russian Government's action contravenes international laws protecting refugees.
Mrs. Talaizadeh said that even some small countries can protect refugees, and that as a big country, Russia should respect international law and not bow to pressure from China. The official from the consulate promised to transfer all the materials to the ambassador.
Mrs. Talaizadeh expressed that the Russian government should
know the CCP is about to collapse. She hopes that the Russian
government can make the correct choice and not assist the CCP.
On May 10, 2007, the German Parliament passed a historic resolution condemning the Chinese Communist regime for its forced labor system. In the Parliament, all the parties unanimously and strongly condemned the Chinese regime's anti-humanity forced labor system and called on the German government to seriously probe into the allegation that the regime harvested organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
During last March, the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU)as well as the opposition parties including the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party jointly submitted a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist regime's forced labor system to the German Federal Parliament. The resolution demanded that the German government call on the Chinese Communist regime to close forced labor camps, provide a detailed list of the forced labor camps across the country and the information regarding those who were persecuted to death in forced labor camps and urge German enterprises to boycott the products made in Chinese forced labor camps.
In a session on May 10, 2007, Mr. Thilo Hoppe, member of
German Parliament's Human Right Committee and the Green Party, called
on the German government to seriously probe into the allegations made
by Canadian independent investigators on the Chinese regime's
harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. He said:
"The investigation report made by Canada's former Secretary of State
(Asia Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas is
very convincing. Though the content of the report may not be proven any
time soon, we'd like to call on the German government to seriously
investigate the allegations against the Chinese Communist regime."
He also reminded the German government: "When training our medical staff, we should be careful. As there is a cooperative relationship between Germany and China, we should not unknowingly become an accomplice to the atrocious perpetrator. It is by no means acceptable."
Before the German Parliament passed the resolution, officials from the Chinese Embassy in Germany talked to some German Members of Parliament in person and threatened that if the resolution was passed, the bilateral relations between the two countries would be seriously damaged.
Mr. Holger Haibach, MP with Germany's ruling Christian Democrats and spokesman of the Parliament's Human Rights Committee said: "The Chinese Embassy in Germany sent its officials to protest and threaten that if the resolution is passed, it will result in grave consequences. But we were not affected, and we have done what we are supposed to do."
Mr. Florian Toncar, spokesman for the FDP and member of the Parliament's Human Rights Committee stated: "Chinese officials may express their opinions, but it is impossible for the Chinese diplomats to influence German parliamentarians who were elected by our citizens when we cast our votes. We voted to pass the resolution overwhelmingly."