美国国会议员 西罗. 罗德里哥斯 1999年12月27日
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Ciro D. Rodriguez, Member of Congress
323 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4328
December 27, 1999
To Whom It May Concern:
I write to express my concern over the continuing crackdown against practitioners of the spiritual exercises Falun Gong. Also know as Falun Dafa, it represents an apolitical and non-violent form of meditation exercise based upon traditional Chinese culture. By engaging in these exercises and following principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, the millions of practitioners around the world have gained tremendous health benefits and spiritual upliftment.
In July 1999, the practice of Falun Gong in China was outlawed by the government. Thousand of practitioners have been jailed and tortured for not giving up their participation. This action followed similar action by the government to restrict other traditional spiritual practices. I am concerned by this apparent violation of international accords and laws, including China’s own constitution.
I encourage Americans to discover for themselves the truth about Falun Gong. While many rumors and propaganda have been spread, I believe we should express our support for practitioners here and abroad as human rights violations continue against Falun Gong followers in China.
Ciro D. Rodriguez
Member of Congress