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French Senator Writes to Foreign Minister Concerning the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in China

Jan. 8, 2001

French Senator, Mr. Chabroux, Mayor of the City of Villeurbanne, wrote to Foreign Minister Lionel Jospin concerning the Chinese government's inhumane persecution of peaceful and non-violent Falun Gong practitioners in China.

On December 28, 2000, French Senator, Mr. Chabroux, Mayor of Villeurbanne City, wrote to the Falun Dafa Association of France informing them that he had addressed a written inquiry to the French Foreign Minister concerning the Chinese government's severe persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, violating human rights, and not complying with the International Human Rights Conventions. He also told the Falun Dafa Association of France that he would relay the Foreign Minister's response to them as soon as he received it.

Some of the details of the written inquiry are as follows:

"Mr. Gibat Chabroux request that the Foreign Minister pay close attention to the severe crimes of human rights violations committed by China's government over the last several months.

"As a matter of fact, a lot of reports have proven that the People's Republic of China had threatened, menaced, detained and tortured many Falun Gong practitioners. Since the brutal crackdown on these peaceful and non-violent people began in 1999, the savage acts this year have extended nationwide and involve Chinese people across the entire country. On October 1, 2000, over 1200 people were arrested in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Evidence shows that many forced-labor camps have been set up to imprison these peaceful people. China has hereby ignored the fundamental human rights of its citizens and violated its own Constitution. Many reports indicate that during this ruthless crackdown, a lot of men, women and children have suffered savage and inhuman persecution, such as the disgusting things that happened in Mashanjia Re-education Labor Camp in Shenyang City and other detention centers.

"Under the circumstances, from the perspective of the friendly relationship that exists between France and China, I raise the issue to Mr. Foreign Minister: what kind of action will the government of France take to immediately stop these base and inhuman tortures?"

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