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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mr. Harper should be supported for upholding the value and principle of Canadians

MEDIA ADVISORY

Canada must not become complicit by keeping silent
and appeasing those doing evil

Ottawa - We are greatly encouraged that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is willing to undertake human rights as an essential part of Canada’s relationship with China. We applaud him for insisting on “not selling out [human rights] to the almighty dollar”.

We have been through seven years of “eradication campaign” by the Chinese Communist regime against Falun Gong knowing talking about human rights behind closed doors has only allowed complacency towards the Chinese regime’s human rights atrocities.

For the past seven years, as reported by all major human rights organizations, hundreds of thousands of innocent people were incarcerated, brainwashed and tortured, including vicious beatings, rape, freezing, burning, electric shocks, for the purpose of forcing them to renounce upright principles as vital and basic to humankind as “Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance”. Nearly 3000 practitioners are confirmed to have been tortured to death, the real number is unknown and much higher.

Amidst this horror, over 14 Canadians’ family members languish in brutal imprisonment in China today, serving sentence up to 12 years, for their practice of Falun Gong.

In addition, Mr. David Kilgour and Mr. David Matas concluded in their independent investigation report that “there has been and continues today to be large scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners” by the “the government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country…”. The widespread killing of Falun Gong practitioners for profit to provide organs for transplants is “so shocking that it represents a new form of evil on this planet”.

This report tells the world that it must no longer underestimate and ignore the evil that these crimes against humanity represent. They are an attack on the moral conscience of all human beings. Canada must not become complicit by keeping silent and appeasing those doing evil. Mr. Harper should be supported for upholding the value and principle of Canadians.

We call on the Prime Minister and other elected officials to directly urge the regime to stop the practice of organ seizure of Falun Gong practitioners in China, and to open all detention facility for international inspection. We call for an end of the persecution and help rescue family members of Canadians who are now incarcerated for their Falun Gong beliefs.

Human rights are universal and non-negotiable. It should not be political or partisan. It is the social responsibility of all human beings including all our elected members and business people to take a righteous stand. Only by protecting the safety and well beings of our fellow world citizens can we truly protect the integrity and dignity of our own country. There truly is no other choice we can make as human beings.

Falun Dafa Association of Canada

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