(Clearwisdom.net) On October 18, 2005, the New South Wales Falun Dafa Association held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney to deliver the October 9 Falun Dafa Association announcement. Representatives read the announcement aloud in both Chinese and English, urging Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials who once participated in the persecution of practitioners to abandon the evil path and choose to be good. Those who refuse to do the right thing and instead continue to follow Jiang's scoundrel regime's persecution policies are bound to be severely punished as perpetrators of unforgivable crimes.

Nearly 100 practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate

Jon Deller read the announcement in English

Practitioners Jon Deller and Mr. Wei read the announcement aloud in English and Chinese respectively. According to the announcement, "From today (October 9, 2005) on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong."

The announcement concluded with the following: "The CCP regime is against heaven's will and is about to collapse. It is now having difficulty sustaining the persecution. Heaven's final judgment of these evil criminals is imminent. However, one of the purposes of the sacred Fa of Falun Gong is to save people, including people from all walks of life. Even for those who have committed wrongdoings, there is still an opportunity for them to abandon their evil paths and choose to be good. For all those who have committed crimes against Falun Gong but want now to correct their mistakes, they can submit, under safe circumstances, a guarantee announcement or regret letter to the Minghui (Clearwisdom) Website or to any regional Falun Dafa Association to be archived. We will not investigate the various crimes of those who are determined to correct their mistakes. However, we will continue to monitor their actions."

Besides delivering the announcement to the consulate, practitioner Rebecca said that they also want to deliver the statement to 200 Guangdong government officials who are scheduled to visit Sydney this November for a trade fair. She said, "We want to take the opportunity to deliver this statement to every Chinese official who has participated in the persecution to urge them to choose to be good. For those who choose not to do the right thing and instead continue to follow Jiang Zemin's scoundrel regime's persecution policies, they will be severely punished."

After the announcement was read, Rebecca and John went to the consulate to deliver the announcement. A receptionist first told them to wait while he called to report to consulate officials. About 15 minutes later, the receptionist said that no one would come out to accept the letter. Rebecca said that they would then fax or mail the announcement to the consulate.

Almost at the same time, practitioners in other areas including Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Western Australia also delivered the announcement to their local consulate offices. As they read the announcement on a sidewalk outside the Brisbane consulate, the Queensland practitioners were sprayed with water hoses by consulate officials from the rooftop. Practitioners swiftly warned them to stop such irrational harassment or face criminal charges. The consulate members then stopped their actions. Before the practitioners' activity concluded, the police arrived and practitioners reported to them what had just happened. For the practitioners' safety, the police recommended that practitioners notify the police of future events. The officers also left their phone numbers.