David Kilgour’s speech on 2014 World Falun Dafa Day Celebration in Ottawa (video)

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 19.54.05Around a dozen MPs of all stripes attended festivities on Parliament Hill Wednesday to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong. The spiritual discipline was introduced to the public on May 13, 1992, in northeastern China by Mr. Li Hongzhi, and has since spread around the world.

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as several MPs, sent greeting letters to the Falun Dafa Association of Canada. In his letter, Harper relayed a message of support for FDAC’s efforts to stop the suppression and persecution of adherents by the Chinese regime, which began in July 1999.

“Last year, our government was pleased to launch Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom to encourage the protection of religious minorities around the world so that all can practice their faith without fear of violence or repression. The Falun Dafa Association of Canada is a valued partner in these efforts,” Harper wrote.

Uighur Attacks in China – Ethan Gutmann’s Interview on RTHK Hong Kong Radio

0Ethan Gutmann’s interview on “Uighur attacks in China” can be heard on “China takes over the world” a hot Hong Kong Radio show.

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A new book titled Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century says that competition between China and the United States is inevitable but it can be limited to avoid the worst outcomes. Michael O’Hanlon, a coauthor of the book and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins us to explain how this can be accomplished.

In the second half of the show, Ethan Gutmann, veteran investigative journalist, talks about the recent horrific attacks in China that the government has condemned as acts perpetrated by Uighur separatists. Ethan also talks about his forthcoming book, The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem.

A Chinese Witness: 14 People Had Kidney Changed At Same Time (Video)

Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 21.46.05A Chinese Witness: 14 People Had Their Kidney Changed At Same Time

Recently, a Chinese netizen who had his kidney transplanted 13 years ago contacted NTD Television. He said that 14 kidney patients had their kidney changed at the same time with him in the hospital. A doctor told him that the kidney donor was very healthy. This patient suspected that the kidney was from live organ harvesting of a Falun Gong practitioner.

This patient didn’t give his name for security reasons, he told NTD about his experiences in Guangzhou.

A Chinese netizen: “I affected uremia in 2001, I noticed this problem in 2001.
Two months later I had my kidney changed. I was lucky I only waited for 30 minutes after I stood in a queue, they faxed out my blood type, half an hour later, they told me to stay in the hospital next day.”

NYC Rally Offers Chance to Quit the Chinese Communist Party

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NEW YORK—More than a thousand practioners of Falun Dafa rallied at the United Nations headquarters at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park Wednesday. They celebrated World Falun Dafa Day, appealed to the world to help stop the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa in China, and supported a growing number of Chinese who are quietly withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“The darkness and panic of the 15 years of persecution can’t be described by human language,” said Charles Lee, spokesman for the Global Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, part of a movement known in Chinese as Tuidang.

Parallel Lives Meet in New York – Shiping Lu Recalls Atrocities

20140515FalunDafaUNSQ-7243-676x450By Epoch Times

NEW YORK—Shiping Lu said she still sometimes dreams of the police in China chasing her. The 47-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, originally from the Chinese city of Harbin, now lives in Finland with her husband. This past week she was in New York where she joined 8,000 practitioners from around the world for a conference involving a series of events that celebrate the wonderfulness of the spiritual practice, but also remind of the persecution in China, and those still suffering from the terrible oppression.

Every practitioner has a story. Before Lu gained asylum in Europe in 2007, her life had gone from peaceful to a series of tumultuous, tragic events.

She has been practicing since 1995, when a 28-year-old Lu came across the books of Falun Dafa at her mother’s house.

Chinese Man Detained for Revealing CCP’s Organ Harvesting and Live Burial Practices

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BEIJING— A Beijing man who supplied information to a dissident-run U.S.-based news website has been detained on charges he made up stories that disparaged the Chinese government, police said Tuesday.

Xiang Nanfu was accused of providing false stories to Boxun.com that authorities harvested organs and buried people alive, according to a police statement. It said Xiang worked with Boxun.com to incite public dissatisfaction against the government.

Last week, China announced the detention of a prominent journalist, Gao Yu. She was accused of leaking a document from the ruling Communist Party to a publication abroad.

David Matas, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

DMatas_greyA shield, a sword, and a warrior in the battle for international human rights. 

APRIL 28, 2014 — If you accuse a global superpower like China of harvesting organs from a persecuted segment of its population, you’d better be ready for some backlash.Since co-authoring the report A Bloody Harvest with fellow U of M alumnus David Kilgour [BA/1962], international human rights lawyer David Matas had his life threatened, saw his work labeled “extremist”, has been banned from presenting his findings in Russia’ received (with Kilgour) the 2009 Human Rights Award from the International Society for Human Rights’ and was nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. For Matas, the size of his opponent seems irrelevant; if he sees them committing crimes against humanity, he digs in his heels and takes them on.

Investigative Report on How the Chinese Regime Uses the Former Vice Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu, to Conceal its Unethical Organ Procurement Practices

Foreword I. Unusual Characteristics of China’s Organ Transplant Operations after Year 2000 1. Extremely short waiting times 2. Ample high quality donor organs 3. Drastic increase in organ transplant numbers II. Using Executed Prisoners to Hide the Real Source of Organs in China 1. From routine denial to admitting ‘very isolated cases’ of extracting organs…

The Slaughter: Doctors Witness Live Organ Harvesting

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Following the exposure of Chinese Communist Party’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners, more and more secret investigations have been conducted to identify the authenticity of the allegation. The Slaughter is a new book soon to be released in August. Written by former U.S. think tank researcher Ethan Gutmann, this book illustrates the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners by a doctor who eye witnessed the entire process.

Recently, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting interviewed former U.S. think tank researcher Ethan Gutmann about his new book The Slaughter, a painstaking collective investigation and records of live organ harvesting of more than 100 witnesses.

Among them was a surgeon with a peerless reputation for integrity and candor. He has personal and direct knowledge of the organ harvesting of Falun Gong in the Chinese mainland, said Gutmann. On August 12 when the book is released, the experience and identity of the doctor will be revealed.

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting Forms In Asia

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting Forms In Asiaby NTD Television

Upon the insistent exposure of the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong, especially the crimes of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners, many more international communities have stood up for justice demanding the end of the persecution. Recently, Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH) in Asia branch was created, with 27 parliamentarians from Taiwan, Australia and Hong Kong.

Since early 2014, International Care Association of Organ Transplant and Human Rights Law Foundation in Taiwan have pushed forward the establishment of PAFOH.

Falun Gong, the Government of China and Organ Pillaging

David Kilgour, Taipaiby  Taipai Times

To form any trade agreement with China requires consideration on a raft of issues ranging from labor standards and environmental protection, to human rights. It also means admitting that China is ruled by oligarchs and plutocrats, has no regard for the rule of law and allows state-sponsored organ harvesting.

“I don‘t know why any rational person would want to [sign] an agreement with China in any matter… Personally, I wouldn’t even enter an agreement with China selling popcorn,” says David Kilgour, a former member of the Canadian parliament who is internationally known for his commitment to ending human rights abuses across the globe.

It was a message Kilgour delivered during his visit to Taipei earlier this month. Having served as a member of parliament for 27 years, during which he did a stint as Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific between 2002 and 2003, the former politician has been a long-term observer of Taiwan’s democratization. To show his support for the Sunflower movement, Kilgour arrived on April 8, and immediately went to the then-occupied Legislative Yuan where he gave speeches outside and talked at length to protestors.

Herb Gray / Canada-Israel Relations / Antisemitism / Love of Neighbour

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by David Kilgour

Agudath Israel Congregation – Ottawa – 26 April 2014

Rabbi Barry Schlesinger and members of the congregation, Shalom Shabbat.Thank you for the honour of speaking to you this morning on the Numbers/Leviticus injunction ( 19:16): “Do not be indifferent to the bloodshed inflicted on your fellow man.” There are few limits on what this implies for today, so permit me to discuss briefly four important issues: Herb Gray, Canada/Israel relations, the plague of antisemitism and love of neighbour.

Rt. Hon. Herb Gray

The passing of Herb Gray is a large loss for Canada. I was privileged to sit with him in Jean Chretien’s cabinet for seven years, where he was a tower of wisdom and respect for all. He would often close debate on issues, drawing on what others had said to reach a consensus in the national interest.  He lived his life according to the Jewish values of ‘caring and sharing’, with all they imply in terms of social justice and respect for all. At the service yesterday, many examples of Herb’s practice of these values were cited.

Europe Must Help End Forced Organ Harvesting in China

McMillan-ScottBy  | April 25, 2014

On Dec. 12, 2013, the European Parliament passed a resolution (that I sponsored) unequivocally condemning the Chinese regime’s forced organ harvesting, especially from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, and calling for an EU investigation into the practice.

The same week, a U.S. congressional sub-committee on Asia & Pacific adopted a parallel resolution, and a 1.5-million signature petition was presented to the United Nations.

This global response came on top of a series of similar resolutions by parliaments and professional associations in recent times.

These actions are ending the credibility gap about the genocidal crime of selecting and killing prisoners, especially Falun Gong practitioners, for body parts. Falun Gong are a benign, Buddha-school of qigong spiritual exercises, once practiced by 70–100 million in China. Today they are the only prisoners in China to be blood- and urine-tested as part of the selection process, and thousands have been tissue-matched and then literally killed to order at 1 of the 169 transplant centers across China. Some 10,000 operations are carried out each year and the organs mostly come from prisoners, because organ donation hardly exists in China, for cultural reasons.