就萬家勞教所15名法輪功學員被迫害致死事件:美國國務院發表聲明
 
2001-7-6
 
【人民報消息】

新聞聲明
理查德.包切爾,發言人
華盛頓特區
2001年7月5日

法輪功在中國

美國對中國進一步加強嚴厲鎮壓法輪功的報導深感不安,6月20日黑龍江省哈爾濱市萬家勞教所十幾名法輪功修煉者之死尤為令人難過,在此我們對死者的家屬表示同情。

發生在萬家勞教所的事件報導說法不一,但中國當局對這些法輪功修煉者施行酷刑暴力折磨的報導令人恐怖。

我們以往對中國政府鎮壓法輪功表達了嚴重關切,我們將繼續這樣做,我們呼籲中國尊重思想自由、良心正義和宗教自由,允許所有人自由信奉他們的宗教信仰,終止對法輪功一再地鎮壓。

我們在此特別呼籲中國釋放監禁在勞教所進行所謂「再教育」的法輪功修煉者和其他爭取基本人權的被關押者,中國政府聲稱法輪功修煉者在一些勞教所裡集體自殺,而其他人士則確認這些死亡事件是由酷刑折磨和虐待引起的,問題的關鍵首先在於這些人根本就不應該被關押在這種勞教所裡。

同時,我們緊急呼籲中國允許國際紅十字會和其它獨立的國際機構到這些勞教所不受限制地訪問調查被監禁者的待遇。

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2001年7月5日發佈(譯文)

原文如下 :

PRESS STATEMENT
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 5, 2001

Falun Gong in China

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that China has further intensified its harsh repression of the Falun Gong. The June 20 deaths of over a dozen Falun Gong practitioners in Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China is particularly troublesome. Our sympathies go out to the families of the victims.

There are conflicting accounts of what actually occurred at Wanjia Labor Camp, but the reports of violence and torture against these Falun Gong practitioners at the hand of Chinese authorities are chilling.

In the past, we have conveyed our strong concern to the Chinese government on their crackdown on the Falun Gong and we will continue to do so. We call on China to respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion, to allow all persons to practice their religious faiths freely, and to end the cycle of repression on the Falun Gong.

In particular, we call on China to release from the so-called "re-education through labor camps" practitioners of Falun Gong and others held for exercising their fundamental human rights. The Chinese Government has claimed a mass suicide among Falun Gong practitioners in some of the camps. Others insist the deaths were caused by torture and mistreatment. The point is that these people should never have been incarcerated in such camps in the first place.

We also call on China, on an urgent basis, to allow unrestricted visits to these camps by the International Red Cross and other impartial international bodies to look into the treatment prisoners receive.

[End]

Released on July 5, 2001

 
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