(Clearwisdom.net) On August 5, 2010, US Senator Richard Lugar wrote the following letter to a US Falun Gong practitioner concerning the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-1401

August 5, 2010

Dear Dr. (name and address omitted):

Thank you for contacting me regarding the rights of Falun Gong practitioners. I appreciate the opportunity to respond.

I have been deeply troubled by China's human and religious rights record for some time and have communicated my concerns regarding these issues, including the ongoing and active persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, directly to the Chinese government on a number of occasions. It may also interest you to know that members of my staff meet regularly with representatives of the Falun Gong movement to hear their concerns, including most recently during the 11th anniversary of the Chinese government's persecution of Falun Gong.

Should the leadership of the Senate decide take action on H. Res. 605, please know that I will keep your thoughts in mind. I will continue to closely monitor this issue. Again, thank you for writing.


Richard G. Lugar
United States Senator