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Persecuted for Sixteen Years, Meditators in London Call for Justice

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Jane Gray  |  Epoch Times [caption id="attachment_3738" align="alignleft" width="300"]Lord Raymond Hylton, a member of the House of Lords, visits Falun Gong protests in London, United Kingdom on July 15, 2015. (Susan Chan/Epoch Times) Lord Raymond Hylton, a member of the House of Lords, visits Falun Gong protests in London, United Kingdom on July 15, 2015. (Susan Chan/Epoch Times)[/caption] Practitioners of the spiritual practice Falun Gong held a peaceful protest opposite the Houses of Parliament on July 15. They protested for Falun Gong practitioners in China to get back their fundamental human right: The freedom to believe. The peaceful meditation and exercise system was once practiced freely in China. But on July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, initiated a violent persecution against the practice. Protesters held a banner that read: “Bring Former Chinese Dictator Jiang Zemin to Justice for Crimes Against Humanity.” According to Minghui.org, a first-hand information source for Falun Gong, more than 60,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their members have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin between the end of May and July 9, 2015. In an independent report in 2006, David Kilgour, former Canadian secretary of state, and David Matas, international human rights lawyer, found evidence of live organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. They found Falun Gong practitioners were particularly targeted. Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge who came to the protest described the live organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience as “deeply troubling.” Many passers-by signed the petition to stop live organ harvesting in China in front of bright yellow banners that had the principles of Falun Gong, “Truth Compassion Tolerance.” David Amess, MP for Southend West came to support the event. He said: “I want justice, and justice doesn’t seem to be prevailing at the moment.” Forced organ harvesting may still be happening in China, say researchers, even after the European Union passed a resolution in December 2013 to condemn and call for the end of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. Lord Hylton, Independent Member of The House of Lords came to support the event. He said he had been concerned about the human rights situation for a long time. Practitioners performed the gentle exercises of Falun Gong, next to a re-enactment of a torture scene in China.]]>

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