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Refusal of Falun Gong members deemed unlawful

The Parliamentary Commissioner has decreed that the Icelandic government was not legally permitted to prevent Falun Gong members from entering Iceland in June 2002, when the Chinese president was visiting Iceland, the Icelandic State Broadcasting Service reports.

Representatives of the Falun Gong movement welcomed the decision, and requested that the government pay compensation to those banned from entering Iceland, as well as handing over the list of undesirable people so it could be destroyed. They said that the government had attempted to stifle the voice of justice and bow to the wishes of a foreign dictator. They had gone against the wishes of the Icelandic people and had set a dangerous precedent to other democratic countries in their actions against Falun Gong.

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