By the husband of a Falun Gong practitioner in China / November 22, 2016
I am the husband of a Falun Gong practitioner. Although I do not practice Falun Gong, I have been harassed and taken away by the police since the communist party launched the persecution in 1999. I was even forced to wander the streets, homeless, for a long period of time.
Contrary to what you might be thinking, these tribulations have made me more mature, wiser, and calm. But it didn’t happen overnight. I would like to share some of what I’ve experienced that contributed to my transformation.
On November 1, 2007, US Congressman John R. Kuhl, Jr., wrote a letter to the Ambassador of China, to voice his support for efforts to investigate and halt the practice of involuntary organ harvesting of Falun Gong prisoners in China. Below is the text of the letter.
We are family members of Falun Gong practitioners who are unconstitutionally detained at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province. In the past six years we have watched our loved ones abused and tortured at the hands of the labor camp guards, yet the labor camp authorities do not admit to any crimes. None of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime's judicial or legal bureaus has ever punished these criminals. The cruel persecution is persisting and escalating. Justice and conscience forbid us from remaining silent. We, together with the other 552 family members of Falun Gong practitioners who appealed to the international community on September 1, 2005, total 1,072, are again appealing for help from the international community. We call on the international community to condemn and stop these atrocities. We strongly urge international human rights organizations to take measures against these crimes against humanity.