(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. For 22 years, thousands of practitioners have been imprisoned, tortured, or subjected to state-sanctioned organ harvesting. Many have died due to the persecution.

Facing this brutal persecution, Falun Dafa practitioners clarify the truth to the public. Practitioners outside China hold events to raise awareness and peacefully protest the persecution. Their perseverance has touched many people. Three Miaoli County council members condemned the CCP’s brutality and called for more people to help stop it.

Councilor Liu Shun-song: The CCP Is Against Humanity

Councilor Liu Shun-sung

Councilor Liu Shun-sung of the Democratic Progressive Party of Miaoli County has long been concerned about the persecution of Falun Dafa. He said he's been aware of it since it began in 1999. He also knows that the CCP established a special 610 Office whose sole mission is to persecute Falun Dafa.

He said, “In 1999, there were about 60 to 70 million Chinese Communist Party members, but nearly 100 million people practiced Falun Dafa. The CCP was worried that Falun Dafa might have a political agenda, and that it would affect the CCP's one-party dictatorship. As a result it targeted practitioners in China for extreme persecution. The CCP even harvests organs from practitioners while they are alive, which is completely beyond the bottom line of humanity.”

Liu said, “Falun Dafa is a Buddhist practice and has nothing to do with politics. Practitioners have very lofty ideals. Because of their firm belief, they are not afraid of suppression. They have great spirituality and have no fear. They uphold their ideals, which is admirable!”

Liu said that although he is not a Falun Dafa practitioner, he is a qigong enthusiast. He said his friend began practicing Falun Dafa due to poor health and got well after only six months of practicing.

His friend introduced the practice to his village and invited the elders to do the exercises. Liu saw them doing the exercises around 5 a.m. for one or two hours. The effect is very good. Everyone is fit and energetic so he knows that Falun Dafa is very good.

Liu agrees with Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Such a good exercise can be learned and practiced freely in Taiwan and around the world. But it has been persecuted by the CCP in China.

Liu said that he watched the investigation video on the CCP’s state-sanctioned live organ harvesting. He feels this is inhumane and cannot be tolerated. He believes that the CCP will definitely collapse. He called for more people to expose the CCP’s true nature and help stop the persecution.

Councilor Li Huan-ch’iang: Condemn the CCP’s Violence

Councilor Li Huan-ch’iang

Councilor Li Huan-ch’iang said he admired the practitioners’ peacefully protesting for 22 years while facing the brutal persecution. He said, “Falun Dafa practitioners only want freedom of belief. They are not against the Chinese government. They protest to ask for a peaceful environment and the freedom to practice their belief.”

Li said, “The CCP is against democracy and human rights. The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners is even more inhumane. The Party conducts organ harvesting from living practitioners on a large scale. This has been continuously revealed in countries around the world.

“Whether from a human rights standpoint or organ donating and respecting life, the live organ harvesting cannot be tolerated. If the people who purchase these organs knew that the organs were removed while the practitioner was still alive, they would definitely be under great psychological pressure. This is really inhumane and a violation of human rights.”

Li said, “Everyone is welcome to practice Falun Dafa. There are many practitioners from all walks of life in various countries around the world. They all expose the CCP’s persecution.”

He said, “The totalitarian CCP has blocked a lot of true information. Their politics affect the community's access to information. There is no freedom of speech and in China it's almost impossible to learn the truth. I highly recommend that people browse the Internet and learn about Falun Dafa, including the exercises. Learn and judge for yourself.”

In the end, Li said, “The practitioners I know are all positive, optimistic, and enthusiastic about public welfare. People can agree with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If everyone followed these principles, the world would be a better place.”

Councilor Chang Shu-fen: Falun Gong Is Compassionate

Councilor Chang Shu-fen

Councilor Chang Shu-fen said she has many friends who practice Falun Dafa. She could not understand why the CCP wants to persecute these kind people.

Chang said, “People should have freedom of belief. But the CCP’s authoritarian rule is against human rights and is in strong contrast with Taiwan. The CCP is inhuman and even conducts live organ harvesting, which must be condemned strongly.”

“Any group, as long as it does not violate the law or endanger society, should be supported. Especially a good group like Falun Dafa should be supported.”

Facing society's declining ethics and morals, Chang said, “Falun Dafa brings people to the highest state of body, mind, and soul. Practicing it makes one have high spirits and a healthy body. Such a group of kind people spread the practice, and also positively lead morality in society. The power of goodness improves families and their health, and makes society more peaceful.”

Chang said that that the entire world would become a better place if people practiced Falun Dafa's guiding principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

She said, “The CCP should change, listen more to people, value human rights, and stop doing regrettable things. I also hope that Falun Dafa’s goodness can be passed on more widely. The power of goodness makes society more peaceful.”

Background: What is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises—and experienced uplifted health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.

Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

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