Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rally for Chinese Freedom Taking Place in Cambridge

In a message to a rally in the city today in support of freedom in China, parliamentary spokesman Richard Normington said: "It is nine years since the Communist-led one-party state in China banned the Falun Gong.

Today the practitioners of Falun Gong, unregistered Protestants, “underground” Roman Catholics, Tibetan Buddhists, Uighur Muslims can all face long prison sentences, torture and other forms of ill-treatment. Similar measures to control beliefs have been introduced in countries such as Cuba and Belarus.

I support freedom of speech and thought as one of the birthrights of Britons. Now they should be the right of every citizen in every nation, especially China.

I wish your rally every success in showing that the Chinese people’s demand for freedom is alive and commanding support from across the world."

Richard Normington