Article overview: Parliaments & politicians

April2016

Taiwan: Pingtung county council passes resolution supporting lawsuits against Jiang Zemin

(Minghui.org) The Pingtung County Council unanimously passed a resolution on January 22nd in support of the lawsuits filed by Falun Gong practitioners against former communist head Jiang Zemin for his role in the devastating 16-year persecution. The resolution also condemns the Chinese regime's state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience. READ MORE

January2016
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February2014

Ontario, Canada: threatening letter from China has the opposite effect

(Minghui.org) A Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, Mr Jack MacLaren, had an unexpected and disturbing encounter with representatives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently.

He received an unsigned letter from the Jiangsu branch of CPAFFC (Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries), a CCP organisation, on January 13th, 2014. The letter demanded that he withdraw his support for Falun Gong and urged him to ask his colleagues to do the same.

Mr MacLaren stated that the demands of CCP organisations have no influence over his decisions. On the contrary, he said, the letter has prompted him to step up his efforts to support Falun Gong practitioners. READ MORE

28-02-2014 Propaganda
January2014

European Parliament passes resolution against organ harvesting atrocities by the Chinese regime

The European Parliament passed a resolution on December 12th, 2013, condemning "systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from...prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners." The resolution calls upon member states to publicly condemn the gruesome practice, and ensure that all of those involved are prosecuted. READ MORE

16-01-2014 Organ harvesting

Taiwan: Medical professionals and politicians brainstorm solutions to ending organ harvesting in China

(Minghui.org) Learning about and helping end crimes of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China has become a focus again in southern Taiwan. At recent forums attended by public health decision makers and medical professionals, leaders in various medical associations proposed plans to increase awareness of the issue among professionals. READ MORE

02-01-2014 Organ harvesting
November2012

Documentaries expose persecution of Falun Gong and live organ harvesting: screened in US Capitol and UN Palace of Nations

(Minghui.org) Award-winning documentaries Free China: The Courage to Believe and Between Life and Death were screened at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva and at the US Capitol in Washington DC in September 2012. The films exposed the persecution of Falun Gong and the crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners currently taking place in China. READ MORE

11-11-2012 Organ harvesting
September2012

Taiwanese businessman returns home after China abduction

NEW YORK – A Taiwanese businessman who practises Falun Gong and was abducted by Chinese security forces in June returned home safely this week after over 50 days in detention. Mr Chung Ting-Pang's release was an encouraging victory for human rights advocates. His family along with Taiwanese media, legislators, and citizens had rallied for weeks calling for his return. Amnesty International had issued an urgent action on his behalf. READ MORE

09-09-2012 Witness accounts