Remarks of Dr. S. Liu at the Miami HRTR Event
Dr. Sherwood Liu -- Epoch Times 17/05/08
Hello, I am Dr. Sherwood Liu. I am a representative of World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong.
The famous Chinese emperor Tang Taizong suggested that we use history as a mirror. We can learn lessons from history.
6-dozen years ago, Germany hosted the Summer Olympic games. The Nazi party saw the Olympics as an opportunity to promote their ideology. As we all know now, Hitler's ideology of racial supremacy led to the deaths of millions in his concentration camps.
Now history is seemingly repeating itself.
In 2001, Beijing's Communist regime was granted the honor of hosting the 2008 Olympic Game. In exchange, the regime promised to improve its abominable human rights record
At the same time the Chinese communists were negotiating for the Olympics, they were staging a fiery death show in their own capital.
In 2001 The communist regime staged the Tiananmen self-immolation to incite hatred against Falun Gong practitioners Since then the regimes has mobilized all the instruments ats its disposal to slander and vilify people who practice the peaceful meditation exercises of Falun Gong.
We have no way of knowing how many tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have disappeared forever into communist prisons and labor camps. When, at last, the persecution is over and we can count the full cost, it is sure to be staggeringly high.
As we heard from Dr. Finnegan, the mass organ-harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has been going on for several years. Tens of thousands of practitioners have been killed to order for their organs. The illicitly harvested hearts, livers, lungs, corneas (and more) are being sold at huge profits to unwitting transplant patients, many from outside China. Meanwhile, the practitioners' murdered bodies are quietly and quickly cremated to destroy the evidence.
The persecution of Falun Gong reaches almost every corner of the country, with deaths confirmed in virtually every one of China's provinces, autonomous regions and province-level municipalities.
In addition to the deaths, tens upon tens of thousands have been sent to forced labor camps. Many thousands of mentally healthy practitioners have been locked up in psychiatric hospitals, brutally beaten, and drugged into submission with anti-psychotic drugs. Huge numbers have been forced into brainwashing sessions organized to coerce them to renounce their beliefs. Tens of thousands have been detained, jailed, or imprisoned.
Torture is widespread and systematic, ordered by top Party officials to help wipe out the practice. Police and CCP officials at all levels routinely extort huge sums from those they threaten and arrest, and from their families.
Countless families have been broken up, and countless practitioners dare not return to their homes, wanting to avoid arrest and to protect their families and friends from the CCP's Guilt-by-Association policy.
Beijing 2008 reminds me strongly of Berlin 1936. I'm not the only one who feels that way. Here is what some Jewish leaders have said:
"We remember all too well that the road to Nazi genocide began in the 1930s, with Hitler's efforts to improve the public image of his evil regime. Nazi Germany sought to attract visitors to the 1936 Olympics in order to distract attention from its persecution of the Jews. Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, called the 1936 games 'a victory for the German cause.' We dare not permit today's totalitarian regimes to achieve such victories."
The genocide is happening, the culture-cide is happening now. Chinese communist regime will not halt it's killing just because it will host the Olympic Games. Look at what is happening in Tibet, Look at the escalation of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners as the Games approach. Look at the communist party documents calling for the elimination of Falun Gong before the Games.
You and I, and all the people around the world can send a strong message to the communist regime: "We will not let history repeat itself!"
"Stop the Genocide! Stop Persecuting innocent people! Give people the right of belief, the right of freedom—simply, the right to live as a human beings!"