The Swedish Government

Rosenblad 4

103 33 Stockholm

No. SB2001/10592

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001

Political expert

Mikael Sundesten

To Nordic Falun Dafa Association

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Prime Minister Goran Persson, I thank you for your letter about the treatment of Falun Gong members in China. The Prime Minister has given me the task to send you an answer.

The treatment of Falun Gong practitioners in China are serious violations of human rights. On many occasions the Swedish government has emphasised its repudiation regarding the treatment that Falun Gong practitioners are facing in China. This has been done through the direct dialogues with the Chinese government as well as through the involvement and leadership within EU-community. You can be sure that the Swedish government shall continue to pay attention to the treatment of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Finally I want to send greetings to those friends who have returned home and I wish you success in your work for human rights.

Best regards

Mikael Sundesten