The Epoch Times is reporting that: "On April 25, 2023, some Falun Gong practitioners held a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal, calling for an end to the persecution."
Sound of Hope is reporting that "International human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House all pointed out in their reports that the CCP not only persecutes Falun Gong practitioners in the mainland, but also exports the persecution to other countries. In September last year, the Spanish human rights organization Guardian released an investigation report, revealing that the CCP had set up dozens of secret police stations overseas, which became part of the CCP's growing transnational repression."
Commemorating the Historic April 25 Appeal, 24 Years On
For Immediate Release
"On Sunday April 25th, the Falun Gong spiritual community will gather in front of the Chinese consulate for a peaceful demonstration. Participants will hold banners (on both sides of Granville Street) that expose the Chinese Government’s persecution of Falun Gong, which has continued since 1999 to this day. Participants will also hold a candlelight vigil for the Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party."
"They will also call on the RCMP and the Canadian government to stop the increasing Chinese Communist Interference, intimidation, harassment and assaults to the Falun Gong community and other rights groups here in Canada."
"In 2020 The Government of Canada Public Safety published a report warning of interference tactics by The United Front Work Department of the Chinese government as a primary interference tool being used in Canada."
Amnesty International released a report, that details how Tibetans, Uyghurs and Canadians who practice Falun Gong are subjected to surveillance, harassment, discrimination and threats by the CCP in an attempt to silence their human rights here in Canada. It also discusses how government officials are also targeted by CCP agents to sway their opinions on Chinese victims of human rights abuses."
"Another report shows how Chinese consulates and also so-called “Chinese community leaders” working for the communist party approach mayors, MP’s and other officials to tow the party line on Falun Gong or face intimidation and threats. They also spy on constituents who speak out and threaten their families in China. They try to manipulate all levels of our government to remain indifferent and silent to these victims of human rights abuses."
"Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline of the Buddhist school. For over 30 years Falun Gong has been practiced in diverse multicultural communities across Canada."
"On April 25th 1999, 10,000 people who practice Falun Gong gathered in Beijing to peacefully ask for their right to practice their faith in peace after years of state harassment. The violent nationwide persecution of Falun Gong started shortly after."
"Today, people who practice Falun Gong are the largest contingent of prisoners of conscience in China, as the violent persecution continues unabated. Human rights and legal experts affirm that crimes against humanity and genocide is occurring."
"In June 2021, twelve United Nations Special Rapporteurs issued a statement that they were “extremely alarmed” by credible information of forced organ harvesting in China targeting Falun Gong practitioners."
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