French Interior Minister Expresses Intent to Conduct Thorough Examination of the Arbitrary Arrest and Mistreatment of Falun Gong Practitioners in Paris
(Clearwisdom.net) From January 24 to 28, 2004, during the time of the China-France cultural parade and Hu Jintao's visit to France, many Falun Gong practitioners were arbitrarily arrested and mistreated in Paris due to pressure from Jiang's regime. Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth to people from all walks of life and sought lawful channels to deal with the unjustifiable acts. Falun Gong practitioners have received much support.
On March 31, 2004, French Senator Bernard Joly Wrote to the Minister of Internal Affairs to express his concern about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners by the French police (seehttp://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/5/30/48719.html).
Below is the translation of the letter from the Minister of Internal Affairs:
Paris, May 3rd, 2004
The Minister of Interior
You have asked me to provide you information about the appeal in Paris of a French woman of Chinese origin and a group of her Taiwanese friends, at the time of the visit of president Hu Jingtao on January 26, 2004.
Be assured that I will carry out a thorough examination of the situation which you have brought to my attention and of which I will communicate with you all useful information on this subject in the next mail.
Please be assured of my kindest regards,
Dominique de Villepin