Joint Committee of Foreign Affairs

Sub-Committee on Human Rights

Leinstar House

Dublin 2


The Sub Committee on Human Rights of the Joint committee on Foreign Affairs calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to:

1) Seek to persuade his E.U. colleagues to co-sponsor the US resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission currently under way in Geneva;

2) Raise with the Chinese authorities the detention of Mr. Zhao Ming: Trinity College (Changchun City, Jilin Province); Ms. Yang Fang: Dun Laoghaire Senior College (Shenyang City, Liaoning Province); and Mr. Liu Feng: Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education (Dalian City, Liaoning Province), all formerly resident in Ireland, who were arrested merely for engaging in Falun Gong meditation practices.