The Chinese government should immediately cease its arbitrary detention and brutalization of Falun Gong practitioners and other religious and ethnic minorities,” wrote Sen. Patrick Leahy from Vermont. A total of 34 Congress members sent letters condemning the persecution in China as the brutal campaign enters its 21st year.
Michael Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, issued a statement on July 20, calling on the Chinese Communist Party to stop the persecution of Falun Gong immediately. “We call on the PRC government to immediately end its depraved abuse and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, release those imprisoned due to their beliefs… and address the whereabouts of missing practitioners.”
Third List of Perpetrators Involved in the Persecution of Falun Gong Submitted to Governments in Five Countries
The new list includes individuals at different levels of government across China. Falun Gong practitioners are requesting their respective governments to deny the perpetrators visa applications and to impose other sanctions against them, such as freezing their assets, for their roles in violating human rights.
After totalitarian regimes collapse, those held accountable for human rights violations are not only high officials but also willing participants who enabled their crimes.
A practitioner, just 16 years old in July 1999, recounts the moving experience of fellow practitioners peacefully petitioning all levels of government for their constitutional right to practice their belief.
When people trust in the goodness of Falun Dafa and Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, miracles can happen.