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431-00228 (Foreign affairs)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas, in 1999 the then-Chinese head of state Jiang Zemin launched a country-wide persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners in China,

Whereas, since 2000 Amnesty International has reported on a massive state propaganda campaign that created a climate of hatred against Falun Gong practitioners in China,

Whereas, Chinese officials have admitted that the vast majority of organs used for organ transplants conducted in China come from executed prisoners,

Whereas, inferred from the Chinese government's own transplantation and execution statistics, 45,000-60,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been killed for their organs which were then sold for profit by the state,

Whereas, the evidence is so compelling that in 2006 and 2008, the United Nations requested the Chinese government fully explain its sources of organs, the short waiting times for finding perfectly-matched organs, and the tight correlation between the sudden increase in organ transplants in China and the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and,

Whereas, all requests to investigate the above were ignored by the Chinese government,

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the unethical organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China and request the Canadian government to:

  1. Publicly request the Chinese government to authorize an independent investigation on forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China,
  2. Actively discourage Canadians from seeking organ transplants in China, which violate Canadian legal standards and medical ethics,
  3. Reject visa or immigration applications for anyone who has been found to have been involved in organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners,
  4. Enact legislation requiring mandatory reporting of transplant tourism, as patients who have had transplants abroad often need aftercare in Canada.
Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
June 3, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00228)
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia

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