Intimidation, Chinese Communist Style

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Media Advisory                   For Immediate Release      April 12, 2003


Intimidation, Chinese Communist Style
A Survivor of Torture in China?s Notorious Forced Labor Camp Speaks Out
People?s Republic of China Retaliates by Imprisoning Her Brother and Sisters

Ottawa - After a dramatic escape and rescue to Canada last November, Yuzhi
Wang, a Falun Gong practitioner, made her imprisonment and torture in China?s
labor camp public and is launching a lawsuit against China?s former chairman
Jiang Zemin for torture, genocide, and other crimes against humanity.
Following that Ms. Wang?s brother and two sisters (non-practitioners) in China
were arrested. None of them had committed any crimes.

Despite these attempts at imtimidation, this weekend Ms. Wang will protest the
illegal detention of her family members in front of the Chinese embassy along
with local Falun Gong practitioners in Ottawa.

Next Monday, Ms. Wang, along with local MP Scott Reid will hold a press
conference on the Hill, to call on the Canadian government to urge the Chinese
regime to release her brother and sisters.

Appeal In front of the Chinese Embassy
3:30pm ?7:00pm, Saturday, April 12, 2003
2:30pm ?6:00pm, Sunday, April 13, 2003

Press Conference
2:00pm, Monday, April 14, 2003.
Charles Lynch Conference Room, 130-S Center Block, Parliament Building

Contact: Lucy Zhou 613-599-7494, 613-862-7494 ( c )

Background Information

Ms Wang endured 9 months of brainwashing, beatings, force feeding and torture.
 When she was nearly blind and on the verge of death, she was sent to a
hospital.

She escaped to the United Arab Emirates. On the verge of being sent back to
China and re-arrested, the Canadian government intervened and brought her to
Canada under a special visa last November.

In October, local MP Scott Reid moved a private motion M-236 in the House of
Commons calling on prime minister to urge China to release Falun Gong
practitioners who are family members of Canadians. The motion was passed
unanimously. It marked a turning point in the awareness of the Canadian
Members of Parliament about the atrocities being committed in China.

Up to now  10 Falun Gong practitioners who hold Canadian ties have been
released, thanks to  the global "Rescue our Family Members" campaign and to
our Canadian government.

Falun Gong is a peaceful meditation and exercise practice with teachings based
on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.  Its
practitioners have been persecuted in the People?s Republic of China since
July 20 1999. To date 648 deaths from torture have been confirmed. The actual
death toll is considerably higher.

For in depth Background please visit: http://www.faluninfo.net/

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