Rally in Germany Raises Awareness of the Persecution of Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) On the Day of Germany Unity, Falun Dafa practitioners rallied in Munich to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
October 3, the Day of German Unity, is a public holiday in Germany that celebrates one of the major events leading into the end of the Cold War: the day in 1990 when east and west Germany were reunified.
Falun Dafa practitioners rallied at Max-Joseph Platz and Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) in Munich on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong under the communist regime in China. Rally speakers also addressed the Communist regime's state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.
MP Stephan Pilsinger, Chairman of Society for Threatened Peoples International – Germany Ulrich Delius, and director of Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM) Jürgen Thierack wrote letters to support the event and to condemn the Chinese communist regime's forced organ harvesting from living prisoners of conscience, the majority of them Falun Dafa practitioners.
“We must resolutely fight against malicious abuse of organ transplants,” MP Stephan Pilsinger wrote in his letter. “Our government, when necessary, shall remind other governments to respect the value of human life and condemn the crime of organ pillaging.”
In his letter, the chairman of the Society for Threatened Peoples International – Germany, Mr. Ulrich Delius, called on the Bavarian and federal governments to clearly state their stand on the issue of forced organ harvesting in China, because the crime also happens in Bavaria's sister province in China. If China wants to be a world power, it must be valued by its respect of human rights, he wrote.
Jürgen Thierack, director of Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM), said in his letter that organ harvesting in China is “killing on demand,” but people in western countries rarely hear anything about these crimes. Even if people overseas see a news piece, they are soon consumed by their daily lives, he observed.
He wrote that he hopes more events like this one will be held to raise awareness of the persecution.