Some of you will remember this past incident reported in this below CFP article about Bo Xilai--the butcher of Liaoning--who's at the top of the RCMP wanted list...PM Harper should definitely start thinking about hanging out with more dignified folks, don't you think? Is he naive or just looking the other way? Scroll down to see an update of Bo's latest campaign of violence against Falun Gong. Who's going to be next?
On the eve of the PM's trip to China can someone please tell him that playing with oil and fire can't be good for Canadians!
Canada's RCMP will protect Chinese Commerce Minister against Falun Gong activists in Ottawa today
Canada Free Press: May 28, 2007, By Judi McLeod -- While their next-door neighbours are paying homage to fallen soldiers during Memorial Day 2007, Canadians will be thwarted from serving papers on an alleged killer and one of China's most notorious crimes against humanity offenders.
Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai--said to be responsible for 100 confirmed torture deaths of Falun Gong adherents while held in police custody in Liaoning Province--is expected in Ottawa today at the invitation of Canada's Minister of International Trade David Emerson.
Accepted on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RCMP's) watch-list in September 2003, Bo is now being given Mountie protection.
"On Sunday May 27th, RCMP Constable M. Mongeon told Falun Gong practitioners that he had received high-level orders to arrest anyone who tries to serve Bo Xilai legal papers." (Falun Dafa Association of Canada).
Bo, 57, Mayor of the City of Dalian, Liaoning when the persecution of Falun Gong was launched in July 1999, is one of the communist party's prize "princelings", the son of a first-generation, high-ranking communist party official. It was while Bo was serving as Governor of Liaoning from 2001 to 2004 when 100 torture deaths of Falun Gong prisoners were confirmed.
All pleas to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, publicly credited for acting with conviction and compassion when it comes to respecting human rights, have fallen on proverbial deaf ears.
With the exception of the National Post, media mewlings about Bo's Ottawa visit today are all but non existent.
The Falun Association of Canada got little help in even being able to pinpoint the timing of Bo's Ottawa visit: "Jennifer Chiu, press secretary at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, did not deny that a visit was in the works but told The Epoch Times Wednesday "the visit is not confirmed". (The Epoch Times, May 24, 2007).
Today Falun Gong practitioners will converge on Ottawa to rally with banners in front of Parliament Hill expressing their outrage over the Canadian government's hosting of Bo.
"Evidence of Bo's complicity in torture and crimes against humanity has prompted lawsuits in 10 countries." (Falun Dafa Association of Canada).
Attorney Lawrence Greenspon states: "Canadians have rights to sue and serve legal documents on those who have wronged them. It is completely unacceptable that the RCMP would protect Bo Xilai from being served with proper legal proceedings."
"We are shocked that our government, who has recently shown some moral stand over human rights abuses in China, has taken such an about face on this issue by shielding a criminal of genocide and stopping Canadians from their right to seek legal redress for crimes against humanity," said Xun Li, Falun Dafa Association of Canada President.
Any diplomatic shielding of Bo flies in the face of the more than 318 documented death cases of Falun Gong practitioners as recent as April 23, 2007. Recent reports from David Kilgour and David Matas show substantial but largely ignored evidence of "large-scale organ seizures" from murdered Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning Province.
Bo, who was scheduled to visit Canada along with current Chinese leader Hu Jintao, made like the Artful Dodger when Liberal Paul Martin was Prime Minister in 2005. Falun Gong activists were proud to acknowledge that it was their protests kept him back in the Orient.
This was how Bo reacted when an attempt was made to serve papers on him in Washington, D.C.: Suddenly clueing in that he had been served with court papers, tyrant like, the ex-governor of Liaoning threw the papers to the ground. Someone in his entourage physically attacked the process server, the process server said.
An attempt to file a lawsuit against Bo in South Africa by nine Falun Gong practitioners met with violence.
On June 28, 2004 enroute from Johannesburg Airport, a gunman with an assault rifle shot at as Falun Gong practitioner's vehicle, hospitalizing the driver. After disabling the car, the would-be assassin made no attempt at robbery and successfully fled the scene. The practitioners believed the gunman was a killer for hire.
Today's visit by Bo to Parliament could be catalogued as the Liberal legacy of Canada's Minister of International Trade David Emerson.
First elected as a Liberal, Emerson served as Minister of Industry under Prime Minister Paul Martin. He was re-elected in the 2006 federal election as a Liberal. On February 6, 2006, Emerson accepted an offer to join the Canadian Conservative Government as Minister of Internal Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. Emerson was never made to answer to constituent voters for being the first Canadian MP to cross the floor after being officially elected--but before being officially sworn in.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.orgFDI - Sept. 2011: Bo Xilai intensifies Falun Gong crackdown in Chongqing
In recent weeks and months, the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing has intensified under the direction of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head Bo Xilai. According to information obtained from CCP insiders, Bo apparently seeks to capitalize on the crackdown to advance his political ambitions and show that he is capable of wiping out Falun Gong in his jurisdiction. Bo already has a long track record of directing attacks on Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning province where he previously served as a top CCP official. Although Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing have been persecuted since 1999, recent months have witnessed an intensification of the campaign against them with the following features:
- Increased abductions: According to records collected by Minghui, the main Chinese-language Falun Gong website, during 2009, there were 188 cases of Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing being abducted because of their beliefs. By comparison, during the first seven months of 2011, already 224 detentions have been reported.
- Physical and psychiatric torture at brainwashing centers: In recent weeks, Chongqing authorities have reportedly set up 13 new brainwashing centers for illegally holding Falun Gong practitioners and trying to force them to renounce their beliefs. Several local residents sent to these makeshift detention facilities report being served strange smelling water, which caused intestinal disorders, numbness, nightmares, and slowness of the mind indicating to them that it had been laced with some kind of psychiatric drug. Physical torture has also been reported.
- Cutting off utilities: Police have been cutting off electricity and water supplies to practitioners' homes in an effort to force them to surrender and be taken into custody for “transformation.”