Directorio participates in Falung Gong press conference before the UN
By Cuban Democratic Directorate
Geneva, March 27th, 2006 - Members of the various organizations gathered across the street from the entrance to the UN Human Rights Commission to denounce the killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organ parts. Standing alongside Christian Zaugg, conseiller municipal, Ville de Gen¨¨ve and May Bakhtiar of the Association Suisse de Falun Gong, John Suarez of the Cuban Democratic Directorate cited Jose Marti's call to speak out against injustice "to witness a crime in silence is to commit it.”
According to the Falun Dafa Information Center, it received shocking, detailed information on Wednesday from a Chinese investigative journalist documenting a concentration camp set up in Shenyang city, Liaoning province, expressly for Falun Gong practitioners. The news comes on the heels of the Department of State’s 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released Wednesday; the report documents continued, systematic abuses of the Falun Gong in China.
It is the first time news of the secret camp’s existence was disclosed to outsiders. The camp is said to hold over 6,000 Falun Gong adherents at any given time, and nobody has yet to come out from it alive. According to the source, it contains a crematorium, and an unusually large number of doctors work there reflecting the camp’s practice of killing prisoners for their organs, which are then sold for profit.
Suarez stated, “I don't have much confidence in the Human Rights Commission when gross human rights abusers like China, Cuba, and Sudan are on the Commission. It is an outrage that a regime that is engaging in behavior reminiscent of the Nazi death camps is on the Commission, but sadly I am not surprised. We, human rights activists need to work together to denounce these atrocities and to hold the violators accountable. Martin Luther King Jr. once said ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ This Human Rights Commission proves the truth of that statement. The worse violators from around the world gather here regardless of ideology to watch each others back and attempt to cover up their misdeeds.”