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Australia: Melbourne Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Press Conference In Front of Chinese Consulate at Melbourne to Protest the Death of Mr. Chengjun Liu (Photos)

January 01, 2004 |   By Australian Falun Gong practitioners

(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of December 30, Melbourne Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate at Melbourne to protest the death of Mr. Liu Chengjun Liu. They also called for the punishment of those responsible, to bring Dictator Jiang to justice, and to end the persecution of Falun Gong.

Mr. Liu was a participant in the March 5, 2002, TV tapping to broadcast the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong to the Chinese people. Their courage shocked the world and dealt a big blow to Jiang Zemin. Mr. Liu was then arrested and had subjected to severe torture and abuse. At 4am on December 26, Mr. Liu Chengjun died after 21 months of torture and abuse by Jiang's regime.

In the press conference, the spokesperson of Falun Dafa Association in Victoria Ms. Ana Caterina Vershaka gave a speech entitled "Who is the criminal? Who is safeguarding the Law and Social Order?-Dignity and Heroism Displayed in China Despite the Brutal persecution and Groundless Slander." In the speech, she commended the courage of Mr. Liu who clarified the truth about Falun Gong by tapping into cable TV and she said Jiang Zemin who launched and implemented the persecution against Falun Gong is the criminal. The persecution has resulted in more than 800 deaths and thousands of families have been torn apart.

" History has taught us that we must confront evil and speak out. Silence can only indulge brutality," Ms. Vershaka said.

She also called upon the international community to help to end the persecution.

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English banner: Falun Dafa practitioner Chengjun Liu tortured to death Chinese banner: "Bring Jiang Zemin and the evil Changchun as well as murderers to justice
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"SOS": Stop killing Spokesperson of the Falun Dafa Association in Victoria, Ms. Vershaka giving a speech during the press conference