Taiwan Falun Dafa Association Protests Thai Police's Taking Orders from the Chinese Embassy (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 16, 2005, Representatives of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association delivered a protest letter to the Thailand Trade and Economic Office (TTEO) regarding the Thai police's repeated abuse of Falun Gong practitioners.
Chairman of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association, Chang Ching-Hsi delivered the protest letter and a Falun Gong Human Rights Report to an official from the Thailand Economic and Trading Liaison Office. Chang also presented the office several copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
The appalling rape of practitioners Liu Jizhi and Han Yuzhi by Chinese police He Xuejian shocked the whole world. On November 25, He Xuejian, a uniformed young Chinese police officer, raped two practitioners his mother's age in broad daylight. After the physical assault, the two victims were further mentally assaulted by the local police state: Evidence showed that on November 26 Dongchengfang Township Social Security Administration Office issued five receipts with an official seal for a so called "Training Fee". Each of the five detained practitioners, including the two raped women, was forced to pay 3000 yuan!
In order to protest the rape of women Falun Gong practitioners by policeman He Xuejian and call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong, for several consecutive days some Falun Gong practitioners sat quietly on the roadside opposite the Chinese Embassy. They clarified the truth and distributed informational materials to passersby. Thai practitioners' protest received widespread support from local citizens and several media outlets reported on their activities.
Since December 9, 2005, however, Thai police have repeatedly encroached upon local Falun Gong practitioners' human rights under the incitement of the CCP. On December 10, instigated by the Chinese Embassy, Thai police violently interfered practitioners' protest in front of the Embassy. On December 14, three practitioners who were handing out truth clarification materials were beaten by the Thai police at Pattaya. On December 15, eight practitioners were arrested by Thai police in front of the Chinese embassy, and later, one was released. The other seven practitioners are still being detained at the immigration bureau. They have started a hunger strike.
To protest violent persecution is a basic human right, but the police authorities in Thailand have roughly interfered with practitioners' peaceful protest under pressure from the Chinese Embassy. They forcefully searched practitioners' handbags, dragged people around and grabbed banners. In addition, the plainclothes agents checked practitioners' IDs and even drove them away. Some police officers expressed that they did not want to come, but the Chinese Embassy asked them to do so.
The Chairman of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association, Chang Ching-Hsi stated that, as an independent country, Thailand should not take orders from the Chinese Communist totalitarian regime to violate human rights.
Chang Ching-Hsi pointed out that there are UN's refugee services in Thailand which are designated to help persecuted people from different countries to obtain refugee status. However, the way that the police authorities of Thailand have handled this issue has severely violated freedom of belief and expression. Chang Ching-Hsi called for the Thailand Government to apologize publicly regarding this incident and ensure that these kind of incidents will not happen again in the future.
The First Secretary of TTEO received the protest letter and "Human Rights Report on Falun Gong" as well as Nine Commentaries on Chinese Communist Party. She promised to pass on them to the Thailand government.
Chang Ching-Hsi stated that practitioners in different countries would also deliver protest letters to their local Thailand Embassy or consulates, clarify the truth of the brutal persecution to them and request them to pass practitioners' message to the Thailand Government.