Its time for the worlds GVTs and people in Power to END THE LIVE FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING from Falun Gong inside CHina





There is a petition to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner to call for an immediate end of forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. Although the People’s Republic of China (PRC) performs the second-highest number of organ transplants per country per year, there is (as yet)no existing sufficient public organ donation program or organ distribution system in China to support this, nor does this take into account the cultural aversion the Chinese population has to donation. So where are these organs coming from?Back in the 1980′s, organs were harvested in China from executed prisoners, which itself can be criminal: the practice of sourcing organs from non-consenting prisoners is a violation of medical ethics and has been condemned by international medical organizations such as the WMA, TTS and the transplant community.
The rise in organ transplants today is believed to be from the practitioners of Falun Gong, who are reportedly being killed for the harvesting of their organs. Falun Gong is a practise of slow moving meditation exercises which belong to a Chinese tradition of such disciplines known as qigong. Rather similar to yoga, or tai chi, the movements are practiced in order to promote tranquility and harmony within the body. Falun Gong also has a spiritual philosophy based upon three principles: Truthfulness, Kindness and Tolerance. It encourages those who practice it to be more honest and considerate. The only reason these people have been targeted – today they are the largest group of prisoners of conscience in China – is because Falun Gong is the most popular form of qigong, making them a “threat” to the dominant Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The  prisoners of conscience are beaten so regularly during imprisonment  that they no longer have teeth; their legs are fractured beyond repair; they have terrible breathing difficulties due to the amount of repeated electric baton strikes and shocks they have been forced to endure. Bodies are often cremated by the police without the family’s consent in order to destroy the evidence. Gao Rongong, for example, was disfigured and tortured to death at the age of 36. She died in custody after enduring two years of abuse, incarceration, brainwashing and torture, all because she believed in the wrong faith.
The former Canadian Secretary of State, David Kilgour, concluded an in-depth report on which he quotes:
“We believe that there has been and continues today to be large scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners”.
European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott agrees with him, calling as he has done in a letter to the head of the UN for a Genocide investigation:
“More than 40,000 additional unexplained transplants have been recorded recently in China since 2001. Although using body parts from executed prisoners has been routine in China, many believe, as I do, that live Falun Gong prisoners are quarried for their body parts.”
There are some terrible things going on in our world today, and unfortunately this story is only one of them. However, the only way we can even hope to combat this mentality is to raise awareness of it: so please spread this story. If you have a few minutes to spare, please sign the petition. There are only so many problems we are able to fix, but hopefully, by leading in kind, we can be the example we hope to read about in tomorrow’s papers instead of the passersby who watched yesterday’s headlines unfold.


Resistance to the persecution Reaches a tipping point A look back at 2013

The  Falun Gong practitioners are fearless in CHina after so many years of persecution. They are changing the hearts and minds of the Chinese population who in support are quitting the CCP thru "Tuidang"... millions have quit the  CHinese communist regime on line and they are brave enough now to not even pay their dues and some are using their real names.!!

1.    Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful resistance to being persecuted in China over the past 14 years has been an unprecedented challenge for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Never before has a group in China sustained such long-lasting resistance, and never in a such a non-violent way.
2.   As the persecution continues and the resistance increases, more and more Chinese people are realizing that it is not a battle between Falun Gong and the CCP, as the CCP propaganda insists. Falun Gong practitioners' truth-clarificationefforts have helped them realize that they don't have to be bystanders in the persecution.
3.   As a result, 2013 has seen many opting to secretly assist or release practitioners. More neighbors are stepping forward to call for justice, for the release of practitioners or compensation for their families. More attorneys are representing practitioners despite harassment from local courts. They have also turned the tables and sued the 610 Offices in addition to pleading “not guilty” on behalf of their clients.
4.   After 14 years, the number of Chinese people who understand the facts about the persecution is approaching a critical mass. Falun Gong practitioners have been making a priority of clarifying the truth to those who are carrying out the persecution, because they know that these perpetrators are, in truth, harming themselves when they harass, arrest, torture, and even kill practitioners. The impact of such efforts is becoming more apparent.
5.   Party Secretary Secretly Helps Practitioner
6.   One secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee saw a Falun Gong parade when he visited Hong Kong, and a practitioner talked to him about Falun Gong and the persecution while he was there. After learning what Falun Gong was about, the official quit the CCP and told the practitioner that he would do his best to protect that practitioner from further persecution. As it turns out, this practitioner had lost his job because of the persecution, and this official helped to get him reinstated.
7.   Police Stop Carrying out the Persecution
8.   The Minghui website reported the following story on December 16, 2013. Practitioners from a village in northeast China often study the Falun Dafa teachings together, and one evening someone reported them to the police. The informer called almost ten times before the police finally decided to drive to the village, but they were after the informer instead of the practitioners. The police warned that person not to do it again because it was wrong to profit from doing something so unjust.
9.   In another incident, a practitioner was picked up and taken to a police station. She took the opportunity to tell the officers the facts about Falun Gong. At first the police did not want to listen, but eventually found themselves agreeing with her. A 610 Office representative said, “I got it, ma'am. I know you are innocent. I won't be part of the persecution anymore. I don't want to accumulate bad karma. You haven't had a chance to eat all day. I'll go get you some food.” He promised to release her at 6:00 p.m. that day, and he did.
10.                 Two elderly practitioners were reported as they were distributing informational brochures in the countryside on July 31, 2013. Local police arrested them, and the county police were on their way to take over. The practitioners kept telling the local police the benefits of Falun Gong and gave examples of their improved health. After learning the facts, the local police called the county police and said, “Don't bother to come. The practitioners have escaped.” The police then released them.
11.More Systematic Exposure of the Persecution
12.                  New incidents of persecution are reported daily on the Minghui website. As facts about the persecution become more accessible, we are able to provide this information in a more in-depth, comprehensive manner. Available now are summaries of death cases, imprisonments, and general summaries of persecution that took place in 2013:
16.                  In the first half of 2013, 445 practitioners were sentenced to prison and 186 were taken to brainwashing centers for a total of 631, which was 45 times higher than the number admitted to forced labor camps. Based on data from throughout China, the CCP now sends Falun Gong practitioners to prisons and brainwashing centers instead of forced labor camps, but the persecution has, in essence, not changed.
17.                  Tireless and Proactive Efforts to Clarify the Facts
18.                  The CCP persecution of Falun Gong was founded on slanderous lies. Grassroots efforts to expose this persecution has been the cornerstone of Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful means of resisting the persecution over the past 14 years.
19.                  An 80-year-old practitioner in Hebei Province said, “Practitioners in my Fa study group include the young and the elderly. We help each other with Fa study, cultivation, and truth clarification. Almost every one of us takes to the streets to distribute materials and tell people the true story of Falun Gong in person. About 100 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations through us on an average day. Our brochures, DVDs, and amulets come from several material production sites. However, we tend to hand them out fairly quickly, so much so that we're often waiting to receive more materials.
20.                 Younger Falun Gong practitioners who are more adept with computers disseminate Freegate, software (distributed on a CD) used to bypass China's heavily-censored Internet, allowing people to learn about the behind-the-scenes persecution happening around them. One practitioner said, “I go door to door in office buildings and approach young people in fast food restaurants, handing out Freegate. Most people thank me and accept the CD.”
21.                  In order to help people learn the facts, although practitioners still risk being arrested, they persevere in their efforts. Ms. Deng Liping, a 69-year-old practitioner in Chongqing, went to Xiejiawan Police Station in August 2013, asking for the return of her money and property that the police took when they ransacked her home. The police arrested her and took her to a brainwashing facility. She was released ten days later.
22.                 She wrote a truth-clarification letter as soon as she got back home, made several copies, and delivered them to government offices in her community. The authorities arrested her and took her again to another brainwashing session, and didn't release her until October 26. However, Ms. Deng continued to clarify the facts to government offices and advised them to cease aiding and abetting in the persecution.
23.                 More Grassroots Support from Fellow Chinese
24.                 Falun Gong practitioners' grassroots campaign has touched more and more people, who are angered by the brutality of the persecution and have joined the efforts to rescue innocent practitioners.
25.                 Ms. Li Lankui, a practitioner in Dong'an Village, Hebei Province, was arrested in June 2012. Seven hundred people in her community signed a letter requesting her release. The incident was widely reported overseas and was even presented in a U.S. Congressional hearing. The CCP ignored public opinion and continued to imprison Ms. Li. In 2013, more people supported the rescue effort and another three petitions were submitted. A total of 10,955 signatures were collected.
26.                 Mr. Pei Wenhai, from Fuzuo Village, Hebei Province, was arrested on April 18, 2013, for telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. A petition calling for his release has been co-signed by 626 people.
27.                 In April 2012 Mr. Hua Lianyou of Tianjin was sentenced to seven years in Binhai Prison for practicing Falun Gong. He went on a hunger strike for over 500 days to protest the persecution. The prison authorities ordered inmates to beat him, and he was force-fed with sharp tubes. Mr. Hua's family called on the public to help rescue him. Within a short time, 2,815 signatures were collected. Despite harassment and threats from the CCP, more and more people signed the petition, totaling 8,048 signatures by November 2013.
28.                 As the CCP's crime of forced organ harvesting, especially from living practitioners, gets further exposure, the Chinese people are shocked and enraged by the appalling atrocity. The Minghui website and Epoch Times newspaper reported that 310 people in mainland China signed a petition in mid-December 2013, protesting forced live organ harvesting. Within the next two weeks, another 6,259 people signed similar petitions. The petitions protested the CCP's atrocity of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, and demanded an investigation into the crimes committed by Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, and others who were responsible.
29.                 Lawsuits Deter Evildoers
30.                 At least 45 practitioners in different provinces sued perpetrators of the persecution in 2013. Doing this in addition to pleading “not guilty” has become an important trend in practitioners' resistance to the persecution. Resorting to legal means serves as an open declaration that they deny this unlawful persecution. Regardless of the outcome of these lawsuits, they have deterred the persecutors to a substantial degree.
31.                  Facing an increasing number of lawsuits, the CCP ordered attorneys around the country not to accept Falun Gong cases. However, attorneys still defended Falun Gong practitioners in 2013 and sometimes even became plaintiffs in response to China's law enforcement and judicial entities' illegal conduct.
32.                 On December 5, 2013, over 20 people, including four defense attorneys, family, and friends of the practitioners detained in Qinglongshan Brainwashing Center in Heilongjiang Province, gathered outside the center and called out to the center director for an immediate release of the practitioners who were detained.
33.                 Chinese authorities in Dalian Xigang District Court tried 13 practitioners on June 21, 2013. Twelve attorneys attended the trial. The authorities had threatened to suspend the defense attorneys' licenses. However, the attorneys insisted on defending the practitioners. Prior to the trial, the attorneys had done extensive work to protest the arrest of practitioners' family members and supporters on April 12. The police dared not arrest any supporter during the trial on June 21.
34.                 After the trial recess, the court changed the location and date of the trial in an attempt to convict the 13 practitioners without their attorneys being present. The attorneys protested the violation of legal procedures and refused to honor the changed date. The court was forced to reschedule the trial. The attorneys' strong arguments and powerful protests showed their determination to fight the persecution.
35.                 Persecutors are being deterred by such lawsuits. Fearing they would be brought to justice, some prison guards have eased up on their actions and asked Falun Gong practitioners if they would sue them after being released.
36.                 With more Chinese people learning of the goodness of Falun Gong, and with growing support from both inside and outside of China to end the persecution, more positive changes are expected this year.
37.                 Chinese version available



China in Fifty Seconds via The Epoch Times

By  | November 23, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/367271-china-in-fifty-seconds/

China’s turn came up again on Oct. 22, 2013 at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Working Group in Geneva. Since 2006, once every four years, every country comes under scrutiny. China came under review for the first time in February 2009. October 2013 it was China’s turn again.
The review for each state is limited to three hours. The state under review opens; other states comment; the state being reviewed responds, orally during the three hours and in writing three days later. Non-governmental organizations can make written submissions but not oral presentations.
The state under review is given one hour for an opening statement and responses during the three hours. The rest of the time is allocated to states wishing to make comments.
Originally, commenting states were allocated two minutes each. That meant that only sixty states at most could fit within the two hours remaining.
Diplomats in Geneva from gross violating states, to insulate their governments from criticism, have become masters at gaming the UN human rights system so that it talks about anything but human rights. They figured out that the way to stymie the Universal Periodic Review was to jam the two hours with their friends.
This gaming led to a rush to the mike. Diplomats from countries serious about human rights had to line up in the early hours of the morning to get on to the speaking list for gross violating states.
These early morning jamborees eventually became too much for everyone and the rules were changed to allocate time to all states who wanted to speak on any country, dividing the available two hours amongst them. When it comes to frustrating human rights, the ever ingenious gross rights violating states figured out a way to undermine this system too. Their representatives lined up as many states to speak as possible, thereby cutting down the time available for each state seriously concerned about respect for human rights.
For the most recent Cuban review in May 2013, the Cuban delegation managed to line up so many speakers that the available time for each was 38 seconds. China, though it puts Cuba to shame in the way it violates human rights, has not been as focused as Cuba on undermining the UN human rights system. So for China, the number of states wanting to speak, 137, meant that the time available for each was 50 seconds.

Root Causes

China is a vast country with a huge array of human rights problems. What could one usefully say in 50 seconds? In theory, in the age of 40 character Twitter and the 10 second TV news bit, one would have thought that states should be used to saying quite a lot within narrow constraints. However, that turned out not to be the case.
When states spoke on the Chinese human rights record in the morning of Oct. 22, representatives of those states that have poor human rights records as well as states that are grateful, sometimes after a good deal of arm twisting, for the vast sums the Chinese state showers on them, purposely distanced themselves from reality. These representatives commended China on its “remarkable” human rights achievements and urged China to continue its “exemplary” efforts.
The reality-based states, in planning their statements, debated whether to raise a few points of concern or run through as much as possible of the very long list of human rights problems China presents. The issue though was one tree or many. Talking about the forest seemed to be beyond all of them. Coherence or thematic unity was absent from all the statements the human rights defender states made.
A focus on human rights abuse should be teleological. It should not focus on specific phenomena only. It should go after the root causes. Specific abuses stem from much larger problems. Pull out the abuse at its roots and its branches wither. Lop off a branch and it just grows back.
In China, the root cause of human rights violations is Communist Party rule. Even if one puts aside the inhumane ideology of Chinese Communism, the very fact of a one party state violates basic human rights. Respect for human rights means free democratic elections.
The official Chinese government statement to the Universal Periodic Review Working Group had the effrontery to claim that there were free democratic elections throughout China at the village level. That raises the obvious question, well, what about at the city or regional or national level. No country, not one, raised that question.

Falun Gong

A human rights strategy should be focused on the victims rather than the perpetrator. That strategy would focus on the worst victimization first. While all torture victims suffer equally and all those arbitrarily killed are equally dead, numbers matter. In terms of numbers the largest set of victims, bar none, is Falun Gong.
The Communist Party decided in 1999 to target Falun Gong because its popularity made Party leaders fearful for their ideological supremacy. Falun Gong is a set of exercises with a spiritual foundation. It is a blending and update of Chinese spiritual and exercise traditions—qigong, Buddhism and Taoism.
Falun Gong would seem to be of no political concern or interest to anyone. It is not an organization with a membership. It has no leadership, other than spiritual, no offices and no finances. Its spiritual texts have no political content or agenda.
The Communist Party targeting of Falun Gong says nothing about Falun Gong, but a lot about the Chinese Communist Party—its unstable hold on the hearts and minds of the Chinese people, its need to invent imaginary enemies to justify its own hold on power, its fear of popular movements, its abhorrence of spirituality, and its rejection of Chinese traditions.
Falun Gong victimization dwarfs other victimization. In terms of torture, which is representative of other forms of victimization, the multiple, according to former UN Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak, is six to one. There are six times as many Falun Gong victims of torture as victims from any other single group. In terms of sheer volume of inflicted tragedy, nothing in China even comes close to the tragedy of Falun Gong.
It is a simple matter to pick up this difference in victimization just by listening to the way the Communist Party of China speaks about Falun Gong. While the Communist Party has all sorts of ridiculous vocabulary for a wide variety of innocents, the worst is saved for Falun Gong. Tibetan Buddhists and Uyghur Muslims, for instance, are called splittists. Only Falun Gong is called an “evil cult.”

Killing For Organs

Choosing the victim group with the highest number of victims in China is easy; so is choosing the worst victimization. Torture, disappearance and arbitrary detention are all awful. Yet, surely, the worst of all is killing innocents for their organs and selling their organs to transplant tourists or wealthy Chinese, an abuse inflicted on Falun Gong since 2001, all told in the tens of thousands.
The victimization of Falun Gong looms over the human rights landscape in China. Yet, at the Universal Periodic Review, only one state mentioned Falun Gong—Canada. Even Canada referred to Falun Gong only as a part of list of victims of religious repression.
China rejects the evidence that Falun Gong prisoners are killed for their organs, but acknowledges that almost all of its organs for transplants come from prisoners. China promises eventually to stop sourcing organs from prisoners.
The dispute with China is not whether organs for transplants are coming from prisoners, but only over which prisoners. The position of the government of China that its prisoner organ sources are all prisoners sentenced to death.
Falun Gong are not sentenced to death. Sometimes they are sentenced for up to three years for the offence of disturbing social order. Mostly they are sentenced to nothing and just arbitrarily detained until they recant.
Sourcing organs from prisoners sentenced to death violates ethical standards of the transplant profession, the official policies of The Transplantation Society and the World Medical Association. The government of China claims that prisoners sentenced to death consent to the use of their organs for transplants.
Transplant professionals assert the obvious, that autonomous informed consent is impossible in a prison environment, which is inherently coercive. Sourcing of organs from prisoners, no matter what sort of prisoners, is done, practically, without consent.
Wherever one stands on the dispute over which Chinese prisoners are the sources of organs, international standards dictate that China has the responsibility to account for its sources of organs. It does not fall to outsiders to show that organ transplant sourcing is abusive. The World Health Organization Guiding Principles on Human Organ Transplantation assert the principles of transparency, accountability and traceability.
China does not respect these Guiding Principles. On the contrary, as evidence of the killing of Falun Gong for their organs has mounted, China has engaged in increasing cover up, removing access to data which government websites had previously made available and denying statements its own officials previously made.
In light of the fact that sourcing of organs from prisoners violates international standards and China has committed to ending that sourcing, one would have thought that states at the Universal Periodic Review for China, no matter how timorous, would have mentioned the issue. Yet, not one state did.
The Committee against Torture established under the Convention against Torture in December 2008 had called for to China to cooperate with an independent investigation into the sourcing of organs for transplants and for prosecution of those involved in organ transplant abuse. Four years ago, at the 2009 Universal Periodic Review for China, Canada called on China to respect these recommendations. This time no country did that.

Dialogue

Rights respecting states who omitted mention of persecution of Falun Gong and organ transplant abuse likely both know and care about both violations, whatever their position on their combination. The problem is the audience these states target.
For the pandering states, the audience is the perpetrator, the Government of China. For the rights promoting states, the primary audience should be first the victims, second the public, and only last the perpetrator. Many rights promoting states though considered strategically that it was better to advocate a reform China was likely to accept than one it would reject.
Working Group sessions are called an interactive dialogue. Yet, the reaction of representatives of China to a sequence of serious human rights recommendations was rejection, counter attack, and obfuscation.
One can get a sense of the official Chinese attitude to human rights by this statement made by a Chinese government spokesman during the interactive dialogue:
“A country’s human rights situation can not be divorced from its reality. Others should not seek to misguide the public. Some countries in their comments equated security actions to protect civilians with ethnic cleansing and called certain criminals in China human rights defenders. Normal judicial procedures were called political persecution. This is a typical case of politicizing human rights. We feel very sorry about this. The so-called proposals are unacceptable to us. I must stress that the only person who knows whether shoes can suit the person’s feet is the person wearing those shoes. The best person to know the human rights situation in China is a Chinese person.”
Yet, any Chinese person in China who dares to say anything about human rights is beaten, tortured, arbitrarily detained and made to disappear. The Universal Periodic Review would, one would hope, welcome the opportunity to have Chinese in China make submissions on human rights. The Chinese government regrettably does not allow it.
At the Oct. 22 session, various states danced around the issue of the killing of Falun Gong for their organs. Many states called for publishing death penalty statistics.
The connection between death penalty statistics and organ transplant abuse was made explicit by the UN rapporteur on torture, the UN rapporteur on religious intolerance and the UN Committee on Torture. All have asked China to explain the discrepancy between its volume of transplants and its volume of sources. Though China does not publish death penalty statistics, unofficial estimates provide death penalty numbers which come nowhere near to explaining the volume of transplants which China says is sourced from death penalty prisoners.
Many states also called for an end to arbitrary detention in general. Even though no state said this, the prisons, brainwashing centres, and re-education through labour camps are vast forced organ donor banks populated mostly by Falun Gong.
There was as well a call from many states to respect freedom of religion and to stop the persecution of human rights defenders. But these were generalities. The name of Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted for being so bold as to object to the killing of Falun Gong for their organs, was not mentioned.

Fifty Seconds

So the fifty seconds each state had was poorly used. Realistically, fifty seconds is about 170 words. How does one pack the most punch into that framework? This is what I suggest.
“Mr. President:
We want to highlight one matter—the compelling evidence that Falun Gong are being killed for their organs. The Government of China denies that this is happening, yet accepts that most organs for transplants come from prisoners and says that these prisoners are all sentenced to death. However, China does not give death penalty statistics; it should do so.
China must respect the World Health Organization principles of transparency, accountability, and traceability. The government should cooperate with an independent investigation into the source of its transplants.
Killing of Falun Gong for their organs could not happen without the existence of arbitrary detention, which house mostly Falun Gong; religions intolerance; one party rule and the repression of human rights defenders, like Gao Zhisheng, who assert these other principles. We call on China to end arbitrary detention, respect freedom of religion, hold free and fair democratic elections at all levels of government, and to end its repression of human rights defenders.
Thank you Mr. President.”
David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He sat through all 137 speeches.

Australia Too Timid in Dealings With China Says Panel

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SYDNEY—An international panel, including an Australian State MP, says Australia’s fear of economic retribution is leading the nation to stand by as shocking human rights abuses occur in China.
Australia is too timid in its dealings with China, says David Shoebridge, state MP for the Greens in New South Wales. “Nobody respects somebody who doesn’t stand up for their values and we have an obligation to do that,” he said.

Mr Shoebridge was speaking as part of a panel at the Australian premier of the award winning documentary Free China: The Courage to Believe, which screened in Sydney at the Events Cinema in Bondi Junction, Nov 11, and in George Street, Nov 12, before touring to Melbourne and Brisbane.
The documentary film is an international collaboration between Australian producer Kean Wong, American director Michael Perlman and Chinese born composer Tony Chen. It documents the courageous story of two former Chinese prisoners of conscience: Jennifer Zeng, a mother living in Beijing who was arrested and tortured for her beliefs, before eventually gaining asylum in Australia; and Dr Charles Lee, a Chinese born American who suffered harsh consequences when he returned to China to take a stand on human rights.

The film raises a range of concerns including China’s brutal re-education through labour camp system, where forced labour is used to make products sold cheaply on the international market. It also explores the state’s tight control of information, including internet and media censorship, and the regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.
China has long taken organs from prisoners on death row, Mr Shoebridge said, but now prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetans and Uighurs, are being used to service a flourishing organ transplant industry.

A private members bill, to be introduced to the NSW State Parliament this month, will make it a crime for Australians to travel overseas and obtain an unethically sourced organ.

“The numbers are not huge [in Australia],” he said. While there are only around six known cases of Australian organ tourism each year, “there is a whole other class where people just drop off a waiting list.” Determining the actual number of foreign transplants is difficult.
Mr Shoebridge says that politicians across the political spectrum may express their concerns in private about human rights in China, but hold back from expressing their views publicly for fear of economic retaliation.

“To actually stand up and make a political statement…That seems to be a real road block for many MPs, because they are very concerned about this trade relationship with China.
“For myself, China doesn’t buy our resources because we are nice guys. China doesn’t buy our resources because we say nice things about them. China buys our resources because we sell it to them at the right price from an international market,” Mr Shoebridge said, adding, “Nobody respects a supplicant.”

Free China director Michael Perlman and labour camp survivor Jennifer Zeng were also on the panel, joined by Zeng’s daughter, Melody.
Mr Perlman believes Australia suffers economically by not speaking out, as many Chinese products, made cheaply in labour camps or under appalling conditions, undermine local products and ultimately drive companies out of business.
“I don’t see Australians losing market share. What I do see is people losing jobs here because they can’t compete with the prison slave labour,” he said.

Communist Party fears exposed
The documentary tells the story of Jennifer Zeng, who was arrested and tortured in Beijing for practicing Falun Gong, an ancient meditation and exercise practice whose adherents must abide by three principles – to be truthful, kind and tolerant. In 1999, over 80 million people practised Falun Gong in China, a number exceeding the membership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP leadership then rolled out its strategy of brutal oppression, previously used to great effect in the Cultural Revolution and in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Zeng, a former CCP member before her imprisonment, believes that the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China exposes the CCP’s greatest weakness.
“This party has never ever been elected by its own people. It had a very fundamental fear for its own legitimacy, so maintaining a certain amount of fear is very necessary to stop people from questioning their power,” she said. “They care very much about what the people really think and whether they have the opportunity to think for themselves.”

She pointed to the Beijing Olympics as a strategic element in that show of power. “They are always trying to tell the Chinese people, ‘See, we have the support from the West’, and to tell the West, ‘See we have the support from the Chinese people’.”

Audience members were shocked at the extent of human rights transgressions revealed in the film. Student Christina Insto and musician Benny Roe, said they were reduced to tears.
“Just incredibly well done and expressive of the awful struggles of the Chinese people,” Ms Insto told Epoch Times after the screening. “I really feel very moved to do whatever I can to change this.”
In response to a question on what actions people can take, Mr Shoebridge recommended staying informed, supporting public protests and gathering signatures on petitions.

“Politicians pay attention to numbers at the end of the day and the more numbers you have the more they are likely to actually pay attention to it is my observation,” he said.
Zeng also encouraged people to tell others about the film and what is going on in China as it is the threat to its own legitimacy that the regime fears the most.
“We think of them [Chinese regime] as very powerful but actually they are not – they fear being seen through by the world and by the people. So everything we do does matter,” she said.

Global outrage as UN elects 'abusers' to top rights body

So seperate The UN - One for the abusers and One for the Humanatarians


  The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has elected egregious human rights abusers China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, and Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council, dealing a severe blow to the credibility and efficacy of a body that was supposed to improve on its discredited predecessor says UN Watch.

 “This is a black day for human rights,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group.

 “The UN sent a message that politics trumps human rights, and it let down millions of victims worldwide who look to the world body for protection.”

 According to a comprehensive report by UN Watch, the new Council member states perpetrate gross and systematic human rights abuses, including massive violations of the freedoms of speech, press, religion, and assembly. They were also found to oppose UN resolutions speaking out for victims of human rights abuses in Syria, Iran, and North Korea.

 Nevertheless, these states were elected today despite the appeal of a coalition of EU lawmakers and human rights groups organized by UN Watch. Signatories included European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott, Member of Canadian Parliament Irwin Cotler, and Secretary General of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy Matyas Eörsi.

 The election results not only cast a dark shadow on the future of the Human Rights Council but also recall its recent past. In 2006, the Council was created to replace its morally corrupt predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights, which was criticized by former Secretary General Kofi Annan for its politicisation and “declining credibility.”

 Neuer said, “despite the much-vaunted 2006 reform — which scrapped the discredited human rights commission and created a new and supposedly improved council — today’s election of the world’s worst human rights abusers means that we are back to square one. Instead of reform, we have regression.”

 Neuer expects the following negative impacts:
 

  • The Council will continue to turn a blind eye to egregious abuses by violators like China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe, which have never been addressed in any UN resolution
  • Mechanisms meant to help victims will be hijacked by politicisation and selectivity
  • The core principles of individual human rights will be subverted by concepts that increase power for governments
Parliamentary leaders who signed UN Watch’s appeal to oppose several countries’ HRC bids issued the following statements in response to the election outcome:

 Irwin Cotler, MP
 Member of Canadian Parliament, Liberal Party Critic for Rights & Freedoms, International Justice
 Former Justice Minister & Attorney General
 "The election of six of the world's worst human rights violators to the United Nations Human Rights Council is an assault on the UNHRC's mandate to ‘uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights.’ Indeed, the election of states — all designated as "Not Free" by Freedom House in its 2013 'Freedom in the World' Report — mocks the struggle for human rights, betrays its victims, and validates the on-going violations of these rights in the name of the UN. The time is long overdue to sound the alarm and restore the UNHRC to its founding principle and ideals."

 Matyas Eörsi
 Secretary General of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy, former MP, Hungary
 “The credibility of the UN already suffered serious damage when its Human Rights Committee was chaired by tyrant Gaddafi's Libya. Countries disobeying human rights at home cannot be expected to obey human rights in the international arena. When I campaign against these countries to participate in the work of the Human Rights Council, I am fighting for the credibility of the UN.”

 Edward McMillan-Scott, MEP
 European Parliament Vice-President for Human Rights & Democracy
 “Allowing China to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council calls into question the Council's credibility. China's human rights record is well-documented. Numerous reports by the UN itself have highlighted degrading and inhumane treatment that is routine in China: forcible abortions, religious persecution, the oppression of minorities, etc. Former UN Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak stated that the use of torture in China is "widespread", and any attempts to discuss individual cases with the Chinese regime - such as that of disappeared but imprisoned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng - are met with defiance, such as through the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue or any other such procedure.”

 UN Watch is a Geneva-based human rights organization founded in 1993 to monitor UN compliance with the principles of its Charter. It is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information.
http://getsydney.com.au/news/item/2092-global-outrage-as-un-elects-abusers-to-top-rights-body
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The 2001 "Self-Immolation" False Flag Of The Communist Chinese Party, In Attemps To Eradicate Falun Gong



Published on June 11, 2013

 PLease look at the you tube link below to watch the evidence of the previous scam in 2001


On January 23, 2001, news of five people setting themselves on fire at China's iconic Tiananmen Square gripped the country. Within hours, state-run media reported that those involved were followers of Falun Gong. The incident drew world-wide attention. The Chinese regime quickly used it to justify the nationwide campaign they had launched in 1999 to, quote, "eradicate" the spiritual group. To date, there are nearly 3,500 documented cases of Falun Gong practitioners confirmed to have died in the Chinese regime's persecution. 

Although the incident turned into a propaganda tool for the Chinese regime, it was later proven to be a staged event—used to rile up the public against Falun Gong.

[Mo Jiangang, Chinese Rights Activist]:

"The Tiananmen self-immolation incident is the Chinese Communist Party's biggest political failure. It used slander and lies to hurt those with belief, creating an atmosphere of fear, imposing this fear on people with beliefs."

This award-winning documentary, produced by NTD shows various inconsistencies of the Chinese regime's published version of events. These include why two police vans, equipped with fire-fighting equipment were immediately available at the scene, this mysterious blow to one of the victim's head and the incorrect posture of this victim who claimed to be doing a Falun Gong exercise. Questions were also raised over how Chinese state-run media were able to obtain the footage, complete with close-ups and shots of varying angles during what would've been a very chaotic moment.

Last week, State-run Xinhua News Agency revisited the story, interviewing two people reportedly involved in the incident. But for many Chinese, those kinds of reports are no longer convincing.

[Zhu Yufu, Chinese Rights Activist]:
"Falun Gong is about Truth, Compassion and Tolerance. They would not harm their own lives. Self-immolation is incompatible with Falun Gong's beliefs. I have been imprisoned with Falun Gong practitioners, and have witnessed the severe political persecution they have endured. I admire their immovable spirit under the suppression of the communist regime."

Spokesperson for the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, Wang Zhiyuan says as more people become aware of the persecution, more of what the Chinese regime has done will be exposed.

Many international organizations have documented the staged self-immolation incident as part of the Chinese regime's persecution of Falun Gong.