Friday, June 2, 2006

( WILM Radio reported that Wilmington City Council unanimously passes a resolution asking Delaware's Delegation to urge President Bush to call for an international inquiry of labor camps in China, where members of Falun Gong practitioners are said to be held. Cindy Wong, a Falun Gong practitioner, says every bit of help could save lives. "Anything from the city and from the people is so precious to us, and to the people who don't have an opportunity to speak up, especially with the news coming out of China. People have organs harvested when they are alive. Things like that need to be noted by the public and the government at all levels." Wong says that people who practice Falun Gong are having their organs removed, in some cases, when they're alive.

WDEL Radio reported that a Chinese group gets support from the council. A group of Chinese-Americans are getting support from Wilmington lawmakers to help persuade the Chinese government to recognize their belief. A resolution passed with unanimous support is being forwarded to the Delaware Congressional Delegation.

Those who practice the Falun Gong belief say China's government is persecuting their loved ones who have no voice.

Spokesperson Cindy Wang says organs of those being held in concentration camps are being harvested for profit.

The group is hoping to attract the attention of President Bush.