Sunday, December 23, 2012

Abducted Taiwanese Testifies at U.S. Congress on Persecution of Falun Gong


The U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China held a hearing on December 18 on the persecution of Falun Gong, a meditation practice in China. 
Present at the hearing was Chung Ting-pang, a Taiwanese citizen illegally arrested and detained by Chinese authorities in June when he visited his family in the mainland.
[U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown]:
“Authorities claimed he threatened national security by trying to broadcast Falun Gong materials in China. But his real “crime” was trying to overcome China’s censorship and exercise his right — a human right — to free expression.”
Chung Ting-pang was eventually freed with the efforts of his family, the Taiwanese people and the international community.
In his testimony Chung detailed the torture he was subject to while under a 24-hour surveillance and interrogation. The Chinese communist authorities forced him to confess fabricated charges.
[Chung Ting-pang, Taiwanese Falun Gong Practitioner]:
“I was forced to write and rewrite many times the statement, and I was videotaped again and again [pleading guilty].”
Chung was grateful for the rescue efforts by U.S. Congress members and stressed that the Chinese Communist Party has extended the persecution outside of China. Taking his case as an example, Chung believes that it’s important to let the world know of the crimes the regime has committed.
[Chung Ting-pang, Taiwanese Falun Gong Practitioner]:
“The most important thing is to let everybody know what they [Chinese Communist Party] have done. They hide everything. They control the media. They control the internet access.”
Chung Ting-pang hopes that the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama will publicly ask the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
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