Media Advisory: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, April 14, 2003

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  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 12:28:06 +0000

Media Advisory                   For Immediate Release      April 14, 2003

Communist Regime Retaliates Against Falun Gong Plaintiff & Victim of torture 
-Former Chairman of China Jiang Zemin Sued for Genocide and Crimes against 

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 )

Ottawa, April 14  After a dramatic escape and rescue to Canada last November, 
Ms. 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 intimidation, Ms. Wang, supported by local MP Scott 
Reid, will hold a press conference on the Hill, to expose Jiang Zemin’s crimes 
and call for help to release her brother and sisters and end the persecution.

Jiang Zemin has already been sued for torture and genocide and crimes against 
humanity last October during his visit to USA. Jiang Zemin will be charged with 
these crimes in many countries as soon as he sets foot in one of these 

Background Information 
Ms Wang endured 9 months of brainwashing, beatings, force feeding and torture 
in a notorious labor camp in China.  When she was nearly blind and on the verge 
of death, she was removed from the labor camp. 
 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. 

The suffering of Ms. Wang is one out of millions of Falun Gong practitioners in 

Last 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 truth, 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.  ABC reports that half of China’s forced labor camps are 
used to incarcerate Falun Gong practitioners.

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