To investigate the criminal conduct of all institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in the persecution of Falun Gong; to bring such investigations, no matter how long it takes, no matter how far and deep we have to search, to full closure; to exercise fundamental principles of humanity; and to restore and uphold justice in society.

Open Letter to Overseas Media regarding the "Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident"

January 27, 2005

We are deeply disturbed and it is regrettable that some overseas media are blindly repeating slanderous lies from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), when the world is well aware of China’s persecution of a peaceful group - Falun Gong and the fact that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners were murdered by the CCP; and when numerous lies aimed at defaming Falun Gong, including the “Self-immolation Incident”, the biggest news hoax have been exposed one by one.

As an international human rights organization, we have devoted tremendous attention and effort to the greatest, ongoing human rights persecution of this century, the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. During the systematic investigation of this persecution against 100 million people, we discovered that the Chinese media, controlled by the CCP, have played critical roles in driving the persecution forward. From creating propaganda to deceiving the public before the persecution, to framing and inciting hatred during the persecution, the CCP media are not only accomplices in this persecution, they are also the fundamental reason why this persecution has lasted and escalated. When faced with condemnation from the international community, the CCP media try their best to cover up and whitewash the persecution and disparage and demonize the victims, in order to deceive the world media and proliferate hatred and persecution of Falun Gong abroad.

The media per se does not exist in China, a country under totalitarian rule. All media march to the will of the dictator and have long since morphed into the dictator’s tool in fooling the public and praising himself. This is not only commonly acknowledged in the western world but also publicly advocated by the CCP. Unfortunately, on the issue of Falun Gong, some Western media blindly quoted the CCP media’s vicious attacking propaganda unquestioningly, which not only shows a lack of basic understanding regarding the nature of the CCP mouthpiece media but also a lack of any shred of humanity and justice for Falun Gong practitioners who are still being brutalized.

We praise the professionalism of Mr. Philip Pan from the Washington Post. After the “Self-immolation” incident took place, he went to Kaifeng, Henan Province, hometown to one of the “self-immolators”, and conducted interviews and investigations. He discovered that the “self-immolator” did not practice Falun Gong, which makes the “Self-immolation Incident” very likely a government-directed hoax. We admire the conscience and courage of Mr. Ian Johnson, Wall Street Journal reporter, for his series of reports on the torture death of Falun Gong practitioner Chen Zixiu. This allowed Western society to understand the brutal persecution taking place in China and to condemn yet another atrocity against innocent people by the CCP after the “Tiananmen Massacre” in 1989.

Attached is an investigative report, which includes the results of certain works, done by the WOIPFG. Evidence both great in quantity and comprehensive in detail demonstrates this human rights tragedy that has lasted for five years and continues. We believe the ”Report on the Chinese Media’s Involvement in Persecuting Falun Gong” and “The Highlights of Investigation of the Alleged Self-Immolation in Tiananmen Square” will help you see the CCP media’s role in this persecution, so you will no longer be deceived and used by the dictator’s mouthpiece media.

Sincerely yours,

World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong

World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong

Mailing Address:P.O. Box 84, New york, NY 10116