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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) Plans to Investigate in China

On October 20, 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) issued a notice that announced the organization of a team in preparation to conduct an unrestrained open investigation in Mainland China on the persecution of Falun Gong, especially on the harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners' organs and to visit investigation team members Gao Zhisheng and Li Hong and urge the CCP authorities to release them unconditionally. (more) Following is the entire notice:

Notice of Plan to Investigate in China (1)

Whereas, former Canadian Member of Parliament and the Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour and International human rights lawyer David Matas' independent investigation report has established that the Chinese communist party (CCP) is murdering a large but unknown number of Falun Gong practitioners by removing their organs and selling their organs for profit.

Whereas, various Chinese organizations including the CCP military and judicial/hospital systems have participated in taking by force organs from living Falun Gong practitioners' since the year 2000, and are still continuing unabated today. A large number of Falun Gong practitioners are being covertly detained at many secret concentration camps with their lives in imminent danger;

Whereas, the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has lasted over seven years, and 2,973 Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed to have been persecuted to death. The Falun Gong practitioners, who are being illegally detained in various labor camps, prisons, hospitals, and associated facilities across China, are being brainwashed, enslaved, tortured, sexually abused, and murdered ;

Whereas, people in Mainland China, who have joined CIPFG, including human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, Yang Zaixin, Zhang Jiankang, and Internet writer Li Hong, have been harassed, beaten, and arrested by the CCP. Among them, Gao Zhisheng and Li Hong have been detained for over 60 and 30 days respectively. Both of them have been formally arrested for the so-called "crime of inciting subversion of state power" and are facing unfair punishment and heavy sentence;

Whereas, the CCP authority has denied the allegations of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and have welcomed the international community to investigate in China;

Whereas, the act of taking innocent people's organs alive and in the process killing them is a crime against humanity, the international society has a justified responsibility to immediately investigate and stop it;

Therefore, the CIPFG has organized a team to conduct an unrestrained, open investigation in Mainland China on the persecution of Falun Gong, especially on the harvesting Falun Gong practitioners' organs, and to visit investigation team members Gao Zhisheng and Li Hong and urge the CCP authorities to release them unconditionally.

Since the formation of the CIPFG, many hundreds of humanitarians from all walks of life have joined the CIPFG. They are willing to go to China to do a thorough independent investigation. Because there are so many people, we are planning to organize sub-teams from different continents to investigate in China, i.e., an investigation team from Australia, an investigation team from Asia, an investigation team from Europe, and an investigation team from North America.

Each investigation sub-team has about 30 members, and is made up of (current and former) members of parliament and senators, attorneys, reporters, VIP's and doctors. Like Hon. David Kilgour and Mr. David Matas, all members are volunteers, and they will conduct the independent investigation voluntarily without payment.

Each sub-team will decide the length of its on site investigation in China. Generally, it will be from one week to one month. The investigation priority includes forced labor camps, prisons, hospitals, and all relevant detention facilities in Mainland China.

We sincerely hope that the Chinese government will fulfill its promise to the international community and assist us with an unfettered and open investigation.

We will update the media and our Governments with the progress of our visa applications and our on site investigation reports from for the sub-teams. We sincerely hope that the international community will pay attention to and support the investigation.

CIPFG

2006-10-20

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