January 23, 2004


On January 21, a Canadian multi-cultural TV Station OMNI2 announced the results of a survey during its Chinese program: 63% of participants of the survey agree the former Chinese President Jiang Zemin should be denied entry into Canada due to his persecuting Falun Gong.

On January 20, 2004, representatives of the Falun Dafa Association of Canada and the renowned human rights lawyer Mr. Matas held a press conference at the Canadian Parliament. The news conference announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have opened a case about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and have accepted an initial list of 15 names, together with evidence of their crimes.

The list includes: the former Chinese president Jiang Zemin; members of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo; Luo Gan, the head of 610 Office; and Liu Qi, the Mayor of Beijing . If these officials want to come to Canada, their visas will be denied, thus barring them from entering Canada, subjecting them to deportation, or exposing them to potential lawsuits by those who have already entered Canada.

With their headquarters in Toronto, the OMNI2 TV Station broadcast the news on the same day they conducted a telephone survey in the local Chinese Community.

The question of the survey was: "Do you think Jiang Zemin and other high ranking Chinese officials should be barred entry into Canada for persecuting Falun Gong?"

OMNI2 TV Station announced the survey results on January 21, 2004: 63% of the participants support barring entry for Jiang Zemin and into Canada.

The RCMP's Crimes Against Humanity and the War Crimes Program was originally established during the 1980s for war criminals of World War II. It was later extended to include modern war criminals and crimes against humanity. During fiscal 2001-2002, Canada refused to issue visas to 445 such criminals, deported 46, and investigated 667 individual cases.

The chairman of the Falun Dafa Association of Canada Mr. Li Xun says that Falun Gong practitioners have just handed in another list of 30 names and the evidence of their crimes in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China. They will file more lists of up to over 10,000 names of those who are suspected of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.