ADHRRF – On December 10, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, a rally was held by locals, Uighurs, and representatives from groups including the Tibetan Community, the Hong Kong Democratic Movement Group, and The Church of Almighty God, to denounce the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s totalitarianism and call on Australian government to protect human rights by introducing legislation.
December 10 is International Human Rights Day. 71 years ago this day, the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The rally started at 10 a.m. local time and representatives of different groups delivered their speeches to reveal CCP’s persecution of human rights.
When it comes to the current situation of Tibetans in mainland China, Kalsang tipnak, President of Tibetan Community of ACT (Australia Tibet Council), said that the CCP even regards Tibetans putting on traditional costumes as rebels and it’s very hard for Tibetans to live in China. Nowadays, there is a lot pressure against all Tibetan people, particularly the religious groups. He thinks it is the same with Muslim and Christian groups, saying, “We are in a free country here. We know our brothers and sisters are suffering back in China. We should be the one to share what is happening in China, what is happening in the world. I think China should realize now the Muslims, Tibetans and Christians are all ordinary people; they should deserve respect, deserve whatever they want to. They should have religious freedom in China.”
Ms. Nurgul Sawut, Uyghur representative in Australia, revealed that the CCP has used false propaganda to discredit ethnic groups for years, causing Uyghurs to be treated wrongly. Besides, it labels Christians as enemies and smears their gathering as opposition to the government. “This leads to people’s negative attitude toward Christians, which is the same with Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, and now Hongkongers,” she stated.
She also said that the CCP is persecuting religious beliefs and annihilating the truth. The long arm of CCP has extended too far and it’s time to bring this to an end. The persecuted groups should stand with each other and proceed with supporting activities out of solidarity. We need to make such voices heard by China as well as the Australian government.
In her speech, a CAG Christian gave a brief summary of the worsening human rights situation in China, and pointed it out that in recent years, the CCP’s brutal persecution of religious beliefs has developed to the point of madness: A large number of churches and crosses are demolished, many Christians arrested, foreign missionaries expelled, and Bibles burned; portraits of the Lord Jesus in the churches are even blatantly replaced with images of Xi Jinping. The CCP’s persecution of the CAG in 2019 is much severer. From January to October, at least 12 mass arrest operations were conducted by the CCP in Shandong Province alone, which have resulted in the arrests of more than 1,000 church members, with many subjected to torture. The CCP is the worst culprit of human rights disasters apparently hostile to universal values. It is an anti-society, anti-human demonic group that is much more ferocious than fascism.
The HK representative stated that: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. This saying explains why the CCP is a gang of bandits and murderers. Today, as in the past, the CCP commits countless heinous crimes on people in Xinjiang and Tibet, not to mention that they are doing the same evil things to Hong Kong people. “The CCP never slows its pace to spread corruption to the rest of the world.” He stressed, “Standing here to say ‘No’ to the CCP in words is not fairly enough and it is required to take more actions against CCP.” He called on people to unite against the CCP and retain the faith that totalitarian governments will be destroyed in time.
An Australian man told the reporter that China’s persecution of people in Xinjiang is increasingly severe. Regarding the sustained massive protest in Hong Kong and the severe persecution suffered by Tibetans for the last few decades, he called on Australian people who support the universal values to give attention and support to those persecuted by the CCP.
At the rally, people chanted slogans such as “Free Hong Kong,” “Free China,” “Stop persecution,” “We want human right,” denouncing human rights crimes committed by the CCP over the years and calling on the Australian government to legislate to impose speedy sanctions on CCP.