Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Dear Friends and supporters of Falun Gong,
I'm 33 yrs old Icelandic male, living in Reykjav k, Iceland. I would like to congratulate your organization for your effort in the fight for more human rights to all! I think it's a disgrace that supporters and members of your organizations are not allowed into Iceland by our government officials to demonstrate and urging president Jiang Zemin to end the persecution of Falun Gong practitioner in China.
Only recently have I been following news regarding your very needed organization. I have been introduced to Falun Gong or Falun Dafa via the Internet and the news and I have learned about the unfairness Falun Gong supporters meet in China and been with you in my heart and mind.
I can proudly say that I just read today in Iceland largest newspaper "Morgunbla i " that our former Minister of education, Mr. Bj rn Bjarnason has criticized (on his homepage) Icelandic government officials for not allowing Falun Gong supporters to visit Iceland during president Jiang Zemin visit. It is my belief that the majority of Icelanders are in support of letting Falun Gong members into the country and pursue your protest campaign.
And I agree, by blocking off Falun Gong practitioners from visiting Iceland the government is showing a support for the persecution. It is such a shame when a peace loving country like Iceland takes a stand against freedom and peace, with an "evil empire" like China with its policing system and its system of repression.
I will most definitely do my best to let more people and our government officials know of the situation.
Best regards and carry on the good work.