Falun Gong supporters and Canadian MPs rallied in front of the Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on September 26th, 2006, calling on the Canadian government and people to work together to stop the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Seven MPs came to voice their support.
|Rally in front of Parliament Hill in Canada||Simulation demonstrating live organ harvesting|
|One of the authors of the independent investigative report--David Kilgour makes a speech||Veteran diplomat Brian McAdam|
MPs who attended the rally included one of the authors of the independent investigation report David Kilgour, MP Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, MP Keith Martin, official opposition critic of foreign affairs, MP Wayne Marston, New Democratic Party foreign affairs critic, and MPs Larry Bagnell, Libby Davies, Diane Bourgeois, Jim Peterson and Peter Julian.
Dr. Reuven Bulka, Chairman of the Organ Donation Committee of the Eastern Ontario Kidney Foundation, and veteran diplomat Brian McAdam also made speeches at the rally.
The most evil thing is happening in front of our eyes
Reuven Bulka, Chairman of the Organ Donation Committee of the Eastern Ontario Kidney Foundation, said, "Let us review the time between 1930 to 1940, when people in the world refused to believe the things happening in the Nazi Germany, they said that human beings were unable to do such evil things. We later knew that man can do the worst things."
Bulka continued, "Human beings can be debased to such extent that they remove organs from living people for profit. Some people said it is too inhumane to be true. Don't be trapped! Human history has repeatedly told us those barbaric people can do the most evil thing, and it is happening in front of our eyes.
[...] Facing such a crime, we can't wait till tomorrow, we can't wait to get it resolved after the Olympic Games. People there are being murdered, and this is the trampling on human rights that needs the most attention from the world. No other human rights abuse is worse than this."
David Kilgour gave an example in his speech. During the World Transplantation Conference held in Boston on July 23rd, a German doctor mentioned in his talk with a doctor from Tianjin, China, that there are about seven hundred organ transplantation operations in all hospitals in Germany every year. Two thousand of the same transplants occur in hospitals in Tianjin. When asked about the source of the organs, the Chinese doctor told him to go to ask the Falun Gong practitioners outside the hotel.
Kilgour said that if someone mentioned having gone to China for organ transplants, and said that the organs were from young people, ... actually, they were from Falun Gong practitioners who persist in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."
Never retreat in the face of tyranny, the power of the truth is mightier
Bulka said, "We will mobilise every possibly available resource in the entire society, make sure that every MP signs the petition of protest (atrocities). This means the work day and night. The only way is to never give up trying."
Veteran international human rights lawyer, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, MP Irwin Cotler, highly praised the two authors of the independent investigation report. He said they are the most powerful human rights advocates, speaking from a judicial perspective. He also expressed the Chinese government must respond to the allegations.
New Democratic Party proposes a motion to urge the government to take action
MP Keith Martin suggested all parties combine their efforts to stop the CCP's human rights abuses. He said the issue of (harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners) is not an issue of parties, but an issue of basic human rights.
New Democratic Party foreign affairs critic, MP Wayne Marston, has proposed a motion to the parliament--Motion 162, calling on the government to raise concerns over China's human rights via the United Nations and appropriate multi-national entities.
To sustain international attention to the matter, Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas have visited Geneva (the United Nations), Hong Kong, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, London, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and other places. Kilgour was satisfied with his trip to these countries. He said that his next step will be going to the United Nations (in the United States) and some Asian countries, so that more people will learn about the truth of the CCP's harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
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