Washington DC: Persistent Appeal (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Ng Chye Huay and Ms. Cheng Lujin, who had been jailed by the Singapore authorities, were recently released when bail was posted by their families. However, the Singapore court has not reversed its unjust verdict against the two practitioners. In response, Falun Gong practitioners from Washington DC area have persistently appealed in front of the Singapore Embassy to the U.S. for one week to call on the Singapore authorities to not be an accomplice of the Chinese Communist regime in suppressing Falun Gong.
Since April 29, Falun Gong practitioners have been seen in front of the Singapore Embassy on each workday. They silently stand on the street opposite to the Embassy and hold in their hands banners that read, "Singapore: Stop Persecuting Falun Gong". They also distribute flyers and explain the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution to passersby.
After the two detained Singaporean practitioners Ms. Ng Chye Huay and Ms. Cheng Lujin were released, they found out that it was their family members who paid the fines for them. The two practitioners expressed that it was not their will to pay the fines because they never plead guilty and therefore they should not have to pay any fines. They hope that related authorities should turn the money back to their family members.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Tao who attended the appeal said, "We appeal here to hope that the Singapore government will eventually make a just verdict and overturn the incorrect conviction against the two Falun Gong practitioners who simply handed out truth-clarifying flyers and video CDs."
The Chinese communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for six years. In this irrational and insane suppression, 2130 Falun Gong practitioners were verified to have died from the persecution. The actual death toll can be much higher than this. Countless families have been broken apart.
Ms. Tao said, "When the entire world is condemning the Chinese communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong, Singapore should not be led by the nose by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the immediate interests. It will be a shame for Singapore which will never be washed away if Singapore helps the evildoers to do evil in order to please CCP. I hope that the Singapore government officials will carefully read the book Nine Commentaries on Communist Party and truly find out CCP's nature."
On May 5, 2005, Hong Kong's top court overturned all convictions against Falun Gong practitioners including obstruction, obstructing and assaulting police, which stemmed from a peaceful appeal in front of the Office of China Liaison Authorities. Mainstream society throughout the world acknowledged this historic judgment. Media outside China extensively reported on the issue. That Hong Kong, which is under CCP rule, could make such a verdict sets a good example for Singapore, which also follows the Common Law of Great Britain.
Ms. Tao pointed out, "Falun Gong practitioners cultivate themselves in accordance of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. They believe that good and evil will receive karmic retribution eventually. A person's voice of justice will bring him a wonderful future, while one will also bear the consequence in the near future for his incorrect decision of major issues of principle. We are concerned about the Singaporean people's future. We hope that our effort will allow the Singapore government to correct its wrongful verdict. If the court's conviction is not overturned, we will continue our appeal here."