SENATORS MENENDEZ, MORAN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF FALUN GONG
JULY 11, 2019
WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Jerry Moran (R-K.S.) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution expressing solidarity with Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual discipline based upon universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. The resolution condemns the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China’s oppression of Falun Gong practitioners, including the practice of non-consenting organ harvesting.
“For over 20 years, the Chinese government’s mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners has been morally and fundamentally wrong. The continued jailing, torturing, and killing of Falun Gong practitioners, along with the illegal harvesting of Falun Gong prisoners’ organs, highlights the necessity of U.S. and international pressure on the People’s Republic of China to end these human rights abuses,” said Senator Menendez. “The Falun Gong practitioners, along with all Chinese people, deserve the freedom to worship in whatever manner they choose. I will continue to spearhead this important issue and work with my colleagues to ensure that the U.S. government is vocal about the need for these human rights abuses to end in China.”