(Clearwisdom.net) On February 15, 2008, Czech Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek signed a petition calling for an immediate end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. In a letter sent to the Czech Falun Gong Association, minister Kalousek stated, "It is my honor to undersign this petition of yours. Allow me to express my gratitude for your effort to protect human rights in China."

At the same time, the Czech Falun Gong Association received a letter from the Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Ondřej Liška, in which he states, "I would like to ensure you that hearing of Falun Gong's persecution in China does not leave me unmoved. I am well aware of China's dramatic changes in recent years. Its economic growth however does not square up with the improvement of social and legal status of the Chinese citizens. I am convinced that present Chinese economic development is in certain spheres a contradiction and happens at the expense of basic human rights. With true concern I observe the reports on Falun Gong's persecution in China."

After last year's letter of support for Falun Gong from Czech Vice Premier Alexandr Vondra, two Czech cabinet members' letters make another contribution to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200803/43660.html