HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 cc1611-2W
Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the persecution of the Falun Gong in China; and what action the Government are taking to draw attention to this. [188634]

Mr. Rammell

We have serious concerns about human rights abuses against Falun Gong adherents in China, We regularly raise these concerns with the Chinese Government. At the most recent round of the biannual UK/China Human Right; Dialogue, held in London on 13–14 May, we again noted our concerns about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners in detention, and handed over a list of individual cases of concern which included Falun Gong prisoners. I also recently raised the issue of human rights with Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui during my visit to China in July.

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