(Clearwisdom.net) Beginning on December 10, 2005, International Human Rights Day, the Thai police, under instigation from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, have assaulted and detained Falun Gong practitioners who were peacefully protesting the rape of two female Falun Gong practitioners by a policeman in China. In response to the incidents of police harassment and unlawful arrests in Thailand, Falun Gong practitioners around the world have been going to Thai embassies and consulates in their local areas to protest. Practitioners worldwide condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for violating the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand and for directing the Thai police to beat, arrest and detain Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners requested that the Thai police immediately release the detained Falun Gong practitioners, and issued a warning to related officials in the Thai government who assist the persecution: Be sure not be associated with the malevolent CCP and ruin your own future and the future of your country.
On December 10, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners sat across the street from the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, Thailand to protest Chinese policeman He Xuejian's assault and rape of two Falun Gong practitioners during a so-called "official interrogation" in China. Several police officers and cars came in and out the Chinese Embassy, and then dozens of uniformed and plainclothes police officers crossed the street to approach the practitioners. The police forcibly searched practitioners' bags, manhandled and dragged practitioners away, grabbed their banners, and took down their ID information, causing injury to practitioners and their personal property. On December 15, Thai police, under the direction of the Chinese Embassy, arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners who gathered outside the Chinese Embassy to protest the CCP policeman's act of violence. Six practitioners who have been illegally detained at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Center, with the exception of one young child, are staging a hunger strike in protest, without taking food and water.
When the practitioners told the police the facts about Falun Gong and exposed the evildoing of the Chinese Embassy, several police officers expressed that they did not want to come to harass practitioners but that the Chinese embassy asked them to do so.
Thai Practitioners Demand an Immediate Release of Falun Gong Practitioners
On the afternoon of December 18, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand held a press conference at the Pinnacle Hotel in Bangkok to condemn the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong and the violation of practitioners' human rights. They specifically condemned the CCP's directing the Thai police to beat, arrest and detain Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners demanded an immediate release of the arrested practitioners.
A Thai Falun Gong spokesperson said at the press conference that on December 15, under instigation by the Chinese Embassy, the police arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners who peacefully protested the rape of Falun Gong practitioners by a policeman in China. Currently, five practitioners have been on a hunger strike, and one woman practitioner has become very weak. The spokesperson said, "We are very concerned about their situation. We hope that the government will come to understand Falun Gong. Thailand is a democratic country. It is not good for Thailand to have had such a thing occur."
At 10:00 a.m. the same day (December 18), Thai practitioners gathered outside the Chinese Embassy to peacefully protest. They displayed banners reading, "CCP is Criminal! Thailand Should Immediately Release Falun Gong Practitioners," and "Strongly Condemn the Chinese Policeman Raping Falun Gong Practitioners."
Japanese Falun Gong Practitioners Protest the Thai Police for Bowing to the CCP
Falun Gong practitioners in Japan went to the Thai Embassy on December 16, 2005 to protest the Thai police bowing to the CCP's pressure and treating Falun Gong practitioners violently in Thailand. The practitioners also delivered a letter of protest to the Thai Embassy.
The Chinese communist regime has been persecuting Falun Gong for over six years. It has caused deep concern within the international community and human rights organizations, as more and more people around the world demand an end to the persecution, and more and more clearly see the evil nature of the Chinese communist regime. Over 6.3 million people have quit the Chinese Communist Party. Yet the Thai police succumbed to the pressure of the Chinese communist regime. It was not a wise move. The Thai Government should know what is right and wrong, and should not assist the CCP in persecuting Falun Gong.
Falun Gong Practitioners in Canberra, Australia Protest the Thai Government Bowing to the Chinese Communist Regime
On the morning of December 16, a dozen Falun Gong practitioners in Canberra went to the Thai Embassy in Australia to protest the Thai police's acts of violence against peacefully protesting Falun Gong practitioners. They also protested the Thai police's unlawful arrest of three practitioners who handed out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials in Pattaya, a tourist city in Thailand.
During the protest in front of the Thai embassy to Australia, the vice-Ambassador accepted, on behalf of the Ambassador, a letter and related information that the practitioners delivered.
In the letter, the practitioners said to the Ambassador, "We request the Thai government not to yield to the Chinese communist regime's intimidation and pressure, and not help it persecute Falun Gong. We hope that the Thai government will reconsider its attitude towards Falun Gong, and not follow the Chinese communist regime in its violation of human rights."
New York City: Practitioners Rally to Protest Thai Police's Violation of Human Rights Directed by the CCP
At around 10:00 a.m. on December 16, local practitioners rallied in front of the Thai Consulate in New York to protest Thai police violence against practitioners and serious violations of practitioners' human rights.
New York practitioners displayed banners and told passersby about how the Thai police yielded to CCP pressure and seriously breached the practitioners' human rights. Practitioner Erping Zhang delivered a letter of appeal to the consulate and requested the consulate to forward all the truth-clarifying materials to the Thai government. The letter detailed the unlawful acts of the Thai police and the requests of practitioners. Practitioners said that the rally was held to tell the Thai government that justice will always prevail over evil. They also called on the Thai government to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, conduct an objective investigation of the incident and condemn the CCP's terrible persecution of practitioners.
Germany: Practitioners Deliver a Letter to Thai Embassy to Protest Thai Police Violation of Human Rights
On December 16, 2005, German Falun Gong practitioners went to the Thai Embassy in Berlin to deliver an open letter to the Ambassador and the Thai government. They wished to express their concern about the recent violation of Falun Gong practitioners' human rights by the Thai police under pressure from the Chinese Embassy.
The Ambassador's secretary received the visiting practitioners. The practitioners explained the reason why the Thai Falun Gong practitioners had gone to the Chinese Embassy in Thailand to hold a protest. Specifically, because a policeman in Hebei Province China raped two woman Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners also brought up the Nazi regime as an example to urge the Thai government not to cooperate with the CCP out of economic interests.
The secretary carefully listened to the practitioners' statement and expressed her personal concerns regarding this event. Then she took the letter and a report from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website regarding this incident. She took a newspaper introducing Falun Gong and the German version of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party." She promised to report this event to the Ambassador and suggested that practitioners should write to the Premier of Thailand.
Los Angeles Falun Gong Practitioners Protest at Thai Consulate
On December 16, several practitioners in Los Angeles delivered a protest letter to the Thai Consulate. The practitioners called on the Thai Government not to give in to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to persecute Falun Gong. In addition, they demanded the immediate release of those detained practitioners, and the restoration of practitioners' rights to conduct peaceful protests in front of the Chinese Embassy.
In front of the Thai Consulate, LA practitioners displayed a huge banner which read, "Thailand, Do Not Help the Chinese Communist Regime Persecute Falun Gong." On behalf of Falun Gong practitioners, Dr. Wu Yingnian, Associate Professor from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), delivered the protest letter and Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials to the consulate. During his meeting with Consul Som Pop Sermswatsri, Dr. Wu described details of the incident and the facts of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. He hoped that the Thai government and people would uphold justice and not help the Chinese communist regime persecute Falun Gong. The consul stated that he would pass the practitioners' requests on to his government. A reporter from a Thai TV station recorded the entire event.
Florida Practitioners Deliver a Letter to Thai Consulate Protesting Thai Police Involvement in Persecuting Falun Gong
On December 16, 2005, a representative of the Falun Dafa Association of the State of Florida delivered a letter to the Honorary Consul General, George M. Corrigan, and Honorary Consul, Louis, Jr. Stinson at the Thai Consulate in Miami. The practitioners expressed their deepest concerns that, under the pressure of the Chinese Embassy, Thai police violated the rights of Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand. This situation has been ongoing over the past two weeks. The practitioners called on the Thai government to stop assisting the Chinese communist regime in persecuting Chinese people and violating human rights.
An assistant to the Consul received the practitioners and promised to report to the Consuls. She showed shock at the inhuman deed of the policeman raping women practitioners, and expressed that the Consuls have received many faxes and emails concerning this issue. She also made an appointment for practitioners to meet with Consular officials the following week.
Australia: Sydney Practitioners Deliver an Open Letter Protesting Thai Police's Unlawful Arrests
At noon on December 16, Sydney practitioners held a press conference in front of the Thai Consulate regarding the recent unlawful arrests of practitioners. John Deller, chairperson of the New South Wales Falun Dafa Association, delivered an open letter to the Thai Consul General. The open letter expressed the local practitioners' strong concern over the arrests of eight practitioners who were conducting a peaceful appeal in front of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand. They called on the Thai government not to kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party and act as its accomplice. They demanded the immediate release of all detained practitioners and restoration of the rights of peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy.
The open letter calls on the Thai government not to be deceived by the CCP's lies, and to recognize the evil nature of the CCP. Practitioners called on the Thai government not to act as an accomplice of the CCP and to safeguard human morality and conscience. They also requested that the Thai government release the arrested practitioners, stop the harassment of Thai practitioners and allow them to conduct peaceful protests in front of the Chinese Embassy.
Washington, DC rally to protest Thai police's persecution of Falun Gong
At noon on December 15, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of the Thai Embassy in Washington, DC. They were there to protest Thai police violence against practitioners who were protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand on December 10, International Human Rights Day.
During the protest in Washington, two practitioners went inside the Embassy to deliver truth-clarifying materials. They told the official who met them the true situation of Falun Gong and the brutal persecution in China. The official said that she had read the materials, as two other practitioners had delivered some materials the day before. She promised that she would send photos of the protest and practitioners' materials back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A practitioner stressed the fundamental difference between the Chinese communist regime and the Thai government. While Thailand is a Buddhist country, the communist party is atheist. If Thai police take wrong actions due to the pressure and lies from the CCP, those wrong deeds will receive due retribution. That won't be good for Thailand. The official repeatedly stated that she understood this principle and would pass the materials on to the Thai government.
Italy: Practitioners Deliver a Letter of Protest at Thai Consulate
On December 16, the day after practitioners from Italy went to the Thai Consulate in Torino to deliver a protest letter regarding the Thai police violence against innocent practitioners, several practitioners also went to the Thai Consulate in Milan to express their concern over the situation in Thailand. The practitioners hoped that the Thai government would cherish the future of its own country and not to be an accomplice to the CCP in the persecution of Falun Gong.
In addition, practitioners in Italy also made phone calls to the Thai Embassy in Rome, to protest the Thai police's unlawful arrest of Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners sincerely called on the Thai government to broaden their view, to pay attention to the great tide of resignations from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations in China, and not to be buried beside the CCP when it collapses.
Canada: Practitioners in Montreal Protest Thai Police Following the CCP in Persecuting Falun Gong
On December 15, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Montreal went to the Thai Consulate, despite the severe cold with temperatures dropping to minus 20 degrees, to protest the actions of the Thai police, who, at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party, arrested Falun Gong practitioners who were peacefully protesting the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners on International Human Rights Day.
Falun Gong practitioners stated that even though the international community widely knows about the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners who strive to be good people by following "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," the Thai police still took orders from the Chinese Embassy and persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand. It is intolerable. This not only seriously violated Falun Gong practitioners' basic rights, but also is a shame to Thailand. If they cannot correct the situation in time, it will bring great harm to the Thai people, because assisting the evil to persecute kind and innocent people is against the heavenly principles and people's conscience.
Ottawa Practitioners Protest Thai Police Yielding to CCP's Despotic Power to Participate in Persecution of Falun Gong
On December 15, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Ottawa gathered in front of the Thai Embassy to protest the Thai police's violence against practitioners in Thailand on International Human Rights Day. Yielding to the despotic power of the Chinese Communist Party, the Thai police unlawfully harassed and arrested Falun Gong practitioners who peacefully protested the brutal persecution of Falun gong in front of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand.
Upon hearing about the incident, practitioners in Ottawa immediately called the Thai Embassy to Canada to request a meeting. On December 15, they rallied in front of the Embassy to protest the unreasonable behavior of the Thai officials who encroached on practitioners' basic rights.
The practitioners delivered a letter of appeal to the Thai Embassy, requesting that the Thai Government protect Falun Gong practitioners' basic human rights, free themselves from the control of the CCP, and stop complying with the CCP in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand.
Falun Gong Practitioners in Israel Clarify the Truth to Thai Embassy
On the morning of December 16, 2005, five Falun Gong practitioners went to the Thai Embassy in Israel to have a conversation with the assistant to the Thai Ambassador regarding the incident that took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai police, under incitement of Chinese Embassy in Thailand, arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners who peacefully protested opposite the Chinese Embassy (including three children, aged 4, 6 and 14). Practitioners introduced Falun Gong to the assistant and talked about the persecution of practitioners in China. The practitioners expressed their concern over the Thai police's violation of Falun Gong practitioners' human rights, directed by the Chinese embassy. The assistant expressed that he would mail the related materials and the information about the incident to Bangkok, and he also expressed that they would keep in touch with Falun Gong practitioners.
French Falun Dafa Association Delivers an Open Letter to Thai Embassy
On December 14, 2005, representatives for Falun Gong practitioners in France went to the Thai Embassy in Paris to deliver an open letter. The letter protests the incident in which the Thai police yielded to the pressure from the Chinese Embassy to interfere with Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand. The letter also urges the Thai government to resist the pressure from the Chinese communist regime to persecute Falun Gong.
Representatives for Falun Gong practitioners had a conversation with an official at the Thai Embassy. The official listened carefully to their introduction and promised to deliver the letter to the Ambassador. Practitioners also enclosed an investigative report conducted by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong and a copy of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party."
Holland: Practitioners Warn the Thai Government Not to Assist the CCP in Persecuting Falun Gong
Recently, yielding to the pressure from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), the Thai police have repeatedly violated practitioners' human rights and even unlawfully arrested practitioners who were conducting peaceful protests against the rape of two practitioners in China on November 25 and the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in general. On the morning of December 15, 2005, Dutch Falun Gong practitioners went to the Thai Embassy in Holland to deliver an open letter in protest of the Thai police's violation of Falun Gong practitioners' human rights. They called upon the Thai government to recognize the evil nature of the CCP and to not comply with it in the persecution of Falun Gong.
The practitioners met a secretary for the Ambassador. During the meeting, they stated the purpose of the visit, clarified the truth of Falun Gong and explained how the CCP had been exporting its persecution to other countries, including Thailand. The practitioners stressed that the Thai policemen are actually also victims. They have committed wrongdoings without knowing the truth. They were instigated by the CCP to roughly interfere with practitioners' human rights.
Toronto Rally to Protest Thai Police's Persecution of Falun Gong
At noon on December 14, 2005, several dozen Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of the Thai Consulate in Toronto to protest the Thai police's acts of violence against Falun Gong practitioners who peacefully protested in front of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand on December 10, International Human Rights Day.
A representative for the Falun Gong practitioners, Kevin Yang, pointed out that the Thai police's rude behavior has seriously violated Falun Gong practitioners' human rights. In particular, when the international community unanimously condemns the CCP's atrocities against Falun Gong practitioners, and condemns the biggest human rights abuse in modern times, that such a thing occurred in Thailand is extremely disgraceful. Mr. Yang called for Thailand not to dance with a "wolf."
Houston Practitioners Clarify the Truth to Thai Consulate
On the afternoon of December 14, 2005, representatives of the Falun Dafa Association in Houston and several Falun Gong practitioners went to the Thai Consulate in Houston to clarify the truth about Falun Gong.
The Falun Dafa Association delivered a letter to the consulate concerning the recent incident of Thai police violating Falun Gong practitioners' human rights. The Thai official at the Consulate didn't know about Falun Gong. Practitioners introduced Falun Gong to them and said that the incident of the Thai police violating Falun Gong practitioners' human right was shameful. The practitioners hope that the Thai government won't associate itself with the CCP, which has been constructed on lies and atrocities.
Vancouver Practitioners Protest Thai Government Assisting CCP to Persecute Falun Gong
On the afternoon of December 14, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver came to the Thai Consulate to deliver a letter protesting the fact that the Thai police were instigated by the Chinese Embassy to rudely interfere with Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful protest activities. The Thai police illegally detained three Falun Gong practitioners, including Zhang Mengye, for a period of time. This act has seriously violated the practitioners' human rights.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become notorious in the international community for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. In so doing, it has put itself in an unprecedented dilemma in political and diplomatic aspects. To date, 6.3 million people have declared their resignations from the CCP and its affiliated organizations on the Internet. The CCP now faces a dead end. The Thai government should recognize the situation, abide by international norms, not be manipulated by the CCP and not interfere with Thai Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful and legal truth clarification activities.