Australians demand the end of 23 years of faith group persecution


It’s time for Australian society to wake up and evoke a communist regime that persecutes people’s faith.

This is Paul Foley’s General Manager. Australia TFP (Tradition, family, property) said at a rally in Sydney on July 8th, celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong.

Folly is calling on all Australians to stand up and stop the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) atrocity that has lasted for more than 20 years.

“We treat this regime as a regular routine and as a business partner, albeit difficult,” he said.

“It’s embarrassing to say that this is still going on today and is being done by the Australian Government.”

“We finished this counter at times, high tides, long ago.”

“It’s time for Australia to wake up. What’s happening in China, our attitude towards the persecution of Falun Gong, reflects our attitude as Australians, so we as a society. It’s time to awaken our conscience, which reflects our own humanity. “

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Paul Folley of Australia TFP (Tradition, Family, and Property) addressed the rally. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was first introduced to the public in China in 1992 and became popular due to slow-moving movements and moral teaching centered on the principles of “truth, compassion, and tolerance.”

Official estimates indicate that by the end of the decade, this practice had about 70 to 100 million supporters.

Threatened by its popularity, Jiang Zemin, then leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched a national campaign on July 20, 1999 to eradicate this practice and its supporters.

Since then, many Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested, detained, tortured, and had their organs removed for not abandoning their faith.

Persecution continues in China Extermination policy “It defames their reputation, makes them financially bankrupt, and physically destroys them.” In the first half of 2022 alone, 92 Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted by the CCP, including 37 men and 55 women, the oldest being 89, according to Minghui, a website that tracks persecution. Died in.

Professor Emeritus of Law: Forced organ removal is shameful

David Flint AM, an emeritus professor and former president of the Australian Press Council, has accused the CCP of crimes. Forced organ removal He urged the government to take a strong stance against such atrocities.

“This is what the Communist Party is doing to their own people. They are healthier people,” Flint said.

“This is a shameful act.”

“Still, there are people, politicians, who seem to support the Communist government buying some of our best assets, and they don’t deal with this terrible thing happening in China. “

“Governments around the world should not only sit down, but even have meetings with Beijing’s dictator. They must stop this horrific persecution in Beijing as a condition of further activity related to the Communist government. You should insist that you have to. “

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David Flint AM, Professor Emeritus and former President of the Australian Press Council, addressed the rally. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

State politician: Falun Gong values ​​promoted morality

Hon Fred Nile MLC sent a letter of support to the rally, stating that Falun Gong’s “honesty, kindness, and forgiveness” principles promoted the morals of a society that is increasingly aware of the spiritual void. ..

Nile’s wife, Silvana Nero, read a letter on his behalf at a rally.

The Nile thanked the Australian Falun Dafa Association and Falun Gong practitioners for their tireless efforts to expose ongoing persecution.

“The right to freedom of speech and religion is a divine right,” Nile writes. “If God wants us to give us those freedoms, no one has the right to get rid of them.”

MLC said it has accused CCP of persecuting Falun Gong over the last two decades.

“As long as I have the platform, I will continue to do so,” he wrote.

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Fred Nile MLC’s wife, Silvana Nero (right), read his supportive letter at a rally on behalf of Nile. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioners are the direct victims of this persecution, but in reality, the entire Chinese society is the victim, Dr. Lucy Jao, president of the Australian Falun Gong Association, told The Epoch Times. ..

“By suppressing Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party promotes falsehood, evil, and struggle (opposition to truth, compassion, and patience),” Zhao said.

“As a result, social morality is rapidly declining, officials are corrupt, and falsehoods, evils, and struggles are rampant.”

She cited two recent examples, the Chained Women case from China and the Tangshan beating case, as the tip of the iceberg of the moral decline of Chinese society.

“In such a society, people have no sense of security, freedom, faith, and everyone looks at money. For money, you can do anything bad,” she said. ..

“People have no trust in each other and finally there is no hope in this society.”

The president said that China can only recover, prosper and build a future by stopping the persecution of Falun Gong and encouraging people to act in accordance with “honesty, compassion and tolerance.”

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Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney held a rally at Customs Plaza to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the persecution prevention movement on July 20th. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

Chinese activist: Falun Gong learners courageously awaken the world

Democratic activist Nathan Sue praised the courage of Falun Gong practitioners in the face of brutal persecution by the CCP.

“For 23 years, Falun Gong practitioners have not retreated in the face of brutal persecution and crackdowns by the Chinese Communist Party. Overseas, Falun Gong practitioners have created a series of media such as The Epoch Times and the New Tangjin Telescope, and CCP. We are constantly exposing the persecution of Chinese people by Falun Gong, “said Sue.

“Falun Gong practitioners have made great efforts to spread the truth and awaken the sleeping Chinese, while at the same time showing fearless courage to move China forward towards freedom and democracy. . “

Activists cited a series of human rights issues committed by the CCP, including the treatment of Chinese house Christians, dissidents, and human rights lawyers. A centralized camp in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the controversial National Security Act have been passed in Hong Kong. “

“In the last three years, the CCP virus has affected all humanity, killing millions of people. CCP has been guilty of crimes against humanity in its 100 years of governance,” Sue said. Says.

“Only after the CCP is dismantled will persecution stop and people will have freedom of speech and freedom of religion.”

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Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney held a rally at Customs Plaza to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the persecution prevention movement on July 20th. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

Legal expert: Patience wins

Australian barrister Sophie York, an instructor and lecturer in international humanitarian law at the University of Sydney, said the patience of lawyer practitioners would be rewarded with a victory at the end of the day.

“Today is full of sadness, yes,” York wrote in a letter of support.

“But more than anything else!” “In the end, your patience wins.”

York also said it was noble and brave to gather and speak here today, given that China has passed a bill banning criticism (which is called “insult”).

“Everyone who speaks may be comforted by the fact that only unstable and vulnerable people and the administration prohibit evaluation and criticism,” she wrote.

“As all athletes, and all high-achievers in all disciplines know, well-founded criticism leads to improvement and success. Removing it leads to failure.”

Legal experts conclude the letter with the highest wishes for Falun Gong practitioners.

“You have my support and the support of countless civilizations around the world. Don’t give up !!”

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Attorney Sophie York will speak at a rally on July 19, 2019, calling for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong in Sydney, Australia. (Ke Shen / The Epoch Times)

In the evening, Falun Gong practitioners held a memorial service for candlelight to commemorate the death of the Falun Gong practitioner who was persecuted in China.

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Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney held a rally at Customs Plaza to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the persecution prevention movement on July 20th. The photo is a memorial service for Candlelight Vigil. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

RachelQu contributed to this report.

Epoch Times Sydney Staff