Open letter of the Kharkov group for human rights protection
To the Supreme Rada of Ukraine
To President of Ukraine
To Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
With great regret and abhorrence we learned the information on the persecutions of the followers of the Falun Dafa doctrine in Ukraine under the pressure of Chinese cannibals. The question appears whether Ukraine is an independent state, if she permits to embassy of a foreign country to meddle into her internal affairs. Yet, it seems that we are afraid of and obedient to everybody. Falun Dafa is a non-violent and non-religious doctrine that propagandizes self-perfection, altruism, healthy way of life, honesty and goodwill. We know from the Falun Dafa adherents in Ukraine that the China Embassy exerts the permanent pressure upon the Ukrainian government, which, instead of opposing the brutal pressure on the independent state as almost all developed countries do, prohibits the pickets near the China Embassy and does not permit the Falungun followers to conduct peaceful assemblies. At that the authorities refer to the pressure on the side of Peking.
It is shameful that our country is ruled from Peking, from Moscow, from Brussels, from Washington. Who will be the next, who will give orders to our dependent and weak government, who will press on our citizens and violate Article 39 of the operating Constitution? Who will be the next „“ of our government? Cairo? Baghdad? Why our executive and legislative powers cannot protect Ukrainian citizens in their own country from the murderers of women and children? All civilized countries have already expressed their indignation about these actions, and made this officially. Such decisions were taken by the governments of the USA, the majority of the European countries, Canada, Australia. Only Ukraine is afraid, and such situations occur lately more and more frequently.
We protest decisively against the violation of Article 39 of the Ukrainian Constitution, we demand to apply the legal means to protect our citizens.
We turn to MPs with the demand to protect the followers of Falun Dafa in China and to express the protest against the persecutions of them, as it was done by the USA Congress and representatives of other countries that respect human rights and own independence.
It is a duty of all honest people to rebuff the savage criminals, who torture and murder women and children!