Falun Gong practitioner mourning 22 years of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party


Falun Gong practitioners warned in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto on July 15 to commemorate the 22 years of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and to commemorate fellow supporters of persecution in China since 1999.

“I’m here today to raise the voice of those who have died or are dying due to the genocide in China by the Chinese Communist Party,” came to Canada from Turkey in 2019. Immigrant Erie Kani told the Epoch Times.

“They are killing the Chinese people, beliefs, whether they are Muslims, Christians, or Falun Gong practitioners,” she said, persecuting the people of faith by the Chinese Communist Party. It pointed out.

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Ellie Kani convenes a committee meeting in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto on July 15, 2021 to commemorate Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to death in 2015 under the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party. To do. Faith held a rally to commemorate the 22 years of persecution and call on the Chinese administration to end the persecution. (Andrew Chen / The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong is a spiritual practice rooted in ancient Chinese traditions, including meditation exercises and teachings based on the principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance. Also known as Falun Dafa, It was introduced in China in 1992 and spread rapidly for the benefit of people’s health and well-being. By 1999, the Chinese government estimated that it had attracted 70 to 100 million supporters.

Jiang Zemin, the leader of the CCP, recognized its popularity as a threat to the officially atheistic totalitarian rule of the CCP. On July 20, 1999, Jiang launched a violent repression aimed at eradicating the Cultural Revolution-style hatred campaign and its practices.

Numerous reports by human rights groups and government agencies, including the United Nations, have since recorded the plight of Falun Gong practitioners suffering from torture and other ill-treatment, including large-scale forced organ removal.

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Brothers Jerry Yang (left) and Peter Yang attend a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto on July 15, 2021 to commemorate Falun Gong learners persecuted by the Communist Party administration since 1999. He called for the end of persecution in China. (Andrew Chen / The Epoch Times)

“The persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for 22 years, resulting in the persecution and death of at least thousands of people. Millions They have been imprisoned, tortured, and ill-treated, “said Falun Gong practitioner Jerry Yan.

Mr Yang said that when he was a child living in China, Chinese police officers took his mother, a follower of Falun Gong, to a detention center where other believers were also detained.

“When she was there, another practitioner [beside] At that time she was taken to the room by the police, and then she … heard the practitioner screaming because of the electric baton. [being used by the police to] It shocked her, “Yang said.

According to Yang, the father who worked at the university managed to release his mother, but two other Falun Gong practitioners detained with her were tortured and sent to concentration camps. Was done.

Foreign support, such as Canada, is “really important” in putting pressure on the Chinese administration and can significantly reduce the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in prisons in mainland China, Yang said. It was.

Another teacher of Falun Gong practitioners, Mashi Koslavi, urged the Government of Canada to put pressure on the Chinese administration through trade and economic sanctions.

“Canada is very famous for supporting human rights. I … I’m asking the Government of Canada to help us … Stop the persecution in China,” Khosravi said. As human beings, “we should care for and support each other.”

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