PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
Co-organized by Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting and the Falun Dafa Association of Canada
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We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:
Whereas, Falun Gong is a spiritual discipline consisting of meditation exercises and moral teachings based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance;
Whereas, the number of people practising Falun Gong grew to 70–100 million in the 1990s because of its health benefits and positive impact on society;
Whereas, due to Falun Gong’s popularity and the insecurity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in July 1999 the CCP under then-leader Jiang Zemin launched a massive, violent eradication campaign against Falun Gong nationwide, which has been ongoing for 17 years and persists today;
Whereas, the scope and intensity of the persecution of Falun Gong is unparalleled, encompassing mass extrajudicial imprisonment, forced labour, torture, and killing along with hate propaganda and forced religious conversion and reprogramming;
Whereas, Freedom House in 2016 reported that Falun Gong is the largest group of prisoners of conscience in China;
Whereas, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 343 in June 2016, calling on the CCP to immediately stop forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and others, based on chilling evidence that potentially hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong prisoners have been killed for their organs, which are then sold through state-run hospitals to transplant tourists; and
Whereas, a week after the U.S. resolution was passed, the CCP’s shocking crime of forced organ harvesting has been further disclosed by an updated report released by three highly respected authors, former Canadian secretary of state David Kilgour, Canadian international human rights lawyer David Matas, and China analyst Ethan Gutmann, who concluded that since 2000, the volume of organ transplants in China has ranged between 60,000 and 100,000 a year, and noted that those killed have been primarily practitioners of Falun Gong;
Therefore, we, the undersigned, request the Canadian Parliament and government to:
- Pass a resolution to establish measures to stop the Chinese Communist regime’s crime of systematically murdering Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.
- Amend Canadian legislation to combat forced organ harvesting.
- Publicly call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China.