On Saturday, whilst watching the demonstration put on by practitioners in Brisbane Square, Brisbane City, it was brought to my attention that the Communist Party China is persecuting the peaceful adherents of this passive, healing art form. I, of course, signed the proffered petition immediately and made the attempt to gather more insight as to why such peaceful people are suffering.
Former director of the Asian Pacific Division of Canada’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and member of Parliament, Mr. David Kilgour, and human rights lawyer, David Matas, released an independent report, concluding that the allegations that vital organs are being seized from Falun Gong practitioners in China are true.
The Government of China released a statement in response to our report titled Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China dated July 6, 2006.
We have these reactions to this statement: