Than 20 human rights organizations and advocacy groups have together written a letter to the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese urging the government to promptly address the severe human rights violations, against Falun Gong followers in China. The letter specifically points out the organized oppression of Falun Gong, a discipline centered on truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. It notes that since the Chinese Communist Party initiated a campaign to eliminate Falun Gong in 1999 millions of practitioners have been arbitrarily detained, imprisoned and subjected to treatment including organ harvesting leading to deaths.

The letter references evidence and reports from human rights organizations, governmental entities and international judicial bodies that document these atrocities. It calls on the government to take actions such as passing a resolution condemning the persecution of Falun Gong imposing targeted sanctions and raising this issue at the United Nations.

Highlighting Australias commitment as a signatory, to human rights treaties the letter emphasizes that it is crucial for Australia to uphold human rights principles and address these violations. The coalition of NGOs requests Prime Minister Albanese for details regarding the measures Australia plans to implement in order to combat forced organ harvesting and persecution of Falun Gong adherents in China.

NGO Joint Letter to Prime Minister 18.06.2024

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