Germany: Passau Residents Concerned about the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Chinese Sister City Liuzhou (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Passau is a sister city of Liuzhou City in China's Guangxi Province. Since the beginning of the persecution against Falun Gong by the Jiang faction in 1999, Liuzhou "610 Office," an organization that was specially set up to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, and the public security bureau have actively responded. Especially by the end of last year, a large amount of materials revealing the truth about the persecution has appeared in Liuzhou. The city's "610 Office" and police have begun arresting, abducting and controlling Falun Gong practitioners in large numbers again. The practitioners who are on the blacklist have been shadowed and supervised by persons specially assigned to the task, and telephone tapping is common. A large sum of money has been allocated to give awards to those "who have rendered great service" in persecuting practitioners. The whereabouts of practitioners Tang Yunsheng, Xue Dongling and some others are unknown.
On October 9, 2004, local practitioners held an anti-torture exhibition in the center of Passau aiming to raise awareness about the persecution and a sense of justice and conscience from German citizens. Practitioners from Munich, Kam and Hunou came and supported the exhibition. Postcards were sent requesting the mayor to pay attention to the suffering of Falun Gong practitioners in Liuzhou.
The anti-torture exhibition drew the attention of many passers-by immediately when it began. People slowed down and gathered around to view the exhibits. They were shocked at the cruel torture. Many citizens signed their names on postcards addressed to the mayor and petitions to bring Jiang Zemin to justice for his crimes against Falun Gong.
On that day there were a lot of Chinese people passing by. Most of them were willing to accept a leaflet. After two Chinese girls were viewing the anti-torture exhibition for a while, one of them asked coldly whether the practitioner who was made up to be tortured was Chinese or not, and why he was causing the Chinese to lose face. Practitioners told them kindly that what was being displayed was all real and only the tip of the iceberg, which couldn't be compared with the cruel persecution really happening in China. Jiang's group employed the state-controlled media and spread lies slandering Falun Gong. By using a peaceful method, practitioners were telling the truth to the people of the world and calling on the whole world to end the persecution of Falun Gong.
With his personal story of being incarcerated in China, Mr. Chen Gang told the two girls how the Jiang group has persecuted his family members because he believes in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, and how the Chinese Embassy in Munich refuses to extend his passport, which has brought him great trouble in both his life and study. As Mr. Chen's mother refuses to sign her name on a guarantee to give up practicing Falun Gong, she has been followed and forced to stay away from home for two years, and she has to leave China and go abroad now. His sister has been arrested and forced to go to brainwashing classes twice. She was harassed constantly by the "610 Office" after she was released. After hearing the facts repeatedly, the two girls changed their hostile attitude and accepted the leaflet about Falun Gong.