Czech Republic: Mayor of Brno Condemns Persecution of Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) Mr. Petr Vokřál, Mayor of Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, has expressed great concern over the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong.
In an e-mail reply to Falun Gong practitioner Veronika Sunová, Mr. Vokřál wrote,
“I have studied the materials you sent me, as well as a variety of otherinformation from different sources, with great interest.
“Although I had heard about the existence of the Falun Gong movement severaltimes, I had never looked into the issue in more detail until recently, atyour suggestion. I must say that I was devastated by the information that Idiscovered.
“Totalitarian regimes have always done anything they can to stay in power,and even practices as gruesome as selling organs are not alien to them.After all, this is not the first time that a dictatorship has supported andcovered up humanly unacceptable and morally intolerable crimes in itsstruggle for power. However, the degree of organization and the bestialityof this behavior truly horrifies me. I had hoped that in the 21st century wewould only know these practices from history books, but unfortunately I waswrong.
“I would like to express my solidarity with the Falun Gong movement, which Iconsider to be tolerant and peaceful. I believe the fight against it is apurely political struggle, and it is further proof that Chinese Communismhas not abandoned the bloody practices, which its entire history is linedwith. Therefore, we, who have extensive experience with this ideology mustnot remain silent, for our silence would be a granting of absolution to allthose involved in the crimes of Communism.”