To whom it may concern;
Friends of Falun Gong USA (FoFG) is a US-based nonprofit human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights of persons who practice Falun Gong worldwide. In addition to our own work, we are a member of the Global Coalition to Bring Jiang to Justice. This organization, based in Switzerland, consists of 60 Falun Gong associations around the world and human rights lawyers who defend the numerous victims of the repression of Falun Gong in China by seeking legal redress against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and other members of his regime.
The persecution of Falun Gong is in violation of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which China has signed and ratified. Jiang Zemin or anyone who follows him in persecuting Falun Gong, can be immediately arrested as soon as they land in countries that have ratified this convention.
Here in the United States, our Alien Torte Law and other laws are being used to sue Jiang Zemin and the 610 Office for genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity in a Chicago, Illinois court. FoFG is a sponsor of this lawsuit.
Because Belgium has jurisdiction for crimes of torture, crimes against humanity and/or genocide, FoFG strongly supports the use of such laws to hold accountable for their criminal behavior, all those who plan or execute the persecution of Falun Gong and thereby commit human rights violations. We therefore support the initiative of trying Jiang Zemin for genocide in the Brussels court and hope for a successful resolution of the lawsuit.