All eight were detained on 10 February by around 10 plainclothes police officers, for participating in an illegal gathering at the home of Liang Wenjian and Lin Zhiyong. The police also searched their home, and confiscated Falun Gong literature and their computer.
On March 24, 2007, people from all walks of life held grand activities on Union Square downtown and on Garden Corner square in Chinatown to support twenty million people quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The participants said, “The evil Chinese Communist Party has been uprooted. Heaven will destroy the CCP.” They called on Chinese people to quit the CCP for a safe future.
After nearly six months of continuous investigation, Canadian investigators Mr. David Matas and Mr. David Kilgour have more evidence to support the allegation of the Chinese Communist Party’s organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
We hereby request that you raise the issue of human dignity and human rights in China with your colleagues in Beijing to stop the persecution of those whose fundamental rights are being denied.
The U.S. Department of State released 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on March 6, 2007.
On January 31, 2007, two Canadian investigators released the revised version of their investigation report in which more direct evidence was added, showing that victims of live organ harvesting are Falun Gong practitioners. Such operations involving harvesting organs from living individuals have been undertaken in hospitals across China.
On January 10, Canadian Prime Minister Harper had a special greeting clip delivered to the Ottawa organizing committee of Chinese New Year Spectacular two days before the Show.
During recent days, Mr. David Kilgour said in an interview that he had obtained new evidence supporting the allegation of live organ removal in his trip to thirty capitals across the world. Mr. Kilgour indicated he would add the new evidence to his report and release a revised version.
Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott, European Parliament Vice President, wrote a letter to the Chinese Ambassador in Belgium, strongly urging the immediate release of Cao Dong and Gao Zhisheng. Vice President McMillan-Scott firmly states that he will refer this matter to the United Nations in person when he visits the United Nations on November 8-9, 2006.
The director of the Track and Field Association, the sponsor of the tournament Mr. Rao learned the facts about Falun Gong and found that Falun Gong is not as what the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) negative propaganda describes. He said that Falun Gong is a righteous practice and righteous way of cultivation.