My name is Chen. I’m a Falun Gong practitioner from China and we’re doing a petition sign-up in Toronto on Bloor to raise awareness of the persecution in China. Falun Dafa is a Buddhist school on meditation first introduced in China in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi and it teaches people to follow the universal principle of trustfulness, compassion and tolerance but the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting people and arresting them in 1999 because they were afraid people will practice or they will lose control of their people. So we just want people to know and to help stop the persecution in China and release all the Falun Gong practitioners in jail.
-How many people are in prison right now for this?
-It’s hard to say but we believe millions, counting in the millions. If you’ve heard of organ harvesting in China nowadays, the police, the army, the military, and the hospitals use Falun Gong practitioners as live bodies to do the organ harvesting and transfer business to sell their organs to patients across the world. You know in Canada or in other countries if you need an organ for your body you have to wait for years but if you go to China, today they will sell you the organ or they have a large number of live bodies to provide that organ so it’s terrible news. There are many books about these terror facts in China nowadays and we want them to immediately stop the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.