(Clearwisdom.net) On June 1, 2004, the Carleton University Students' Association, Ottawa, Canada, passed a motion to condemn the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and to support Prof. Kunlun Zhang's lawsuit against Jiang Zemin in Canada. Below is the official motion.
Date: June, 1st 2004 CP# 15
Motion in support of Falun Dafa
Whereas Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is a peaceful meditation practice based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance;
Whereas for nearly 5 years the government in China under the leadership of Jiang Zemin has forbidden the practice of Falun Dafa and attempted to systematically eradicate Falun Dafa and those who practice it, causing the deaths of at least 960 practitioners (as of May 25, 2004);
Whereas students at Carleton University have been directly impacted by the persecution of Falun Dafa, including the defacing of the Carleton Falun Dafa clubs' tunnel painting;
Whereas China's educational institutions have been used as a means to extend the persecution of Falun Dafa;
Whereas University of Toronto, Concordia University, and the Canadian Federation of Students have all openly condemned the persecution of Falun Dafa;
Whereas the Carleton University Students' Association has developed a safe space policy;
The Carleton University Students' Association condemn the persecution of Falun Dafa in China as well as the hate propaganda carried out around the world and urge the Chinese government to release all practitioners of Falun Dafa who have been illegally detained, tortured, raped and persecuted in prison, detention centres, labour camps, mental hospitals and brainwashing centres in China.
The Carleton University Students' Association calls on the Federal Government to openly condemn the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and to continue to take further and greater actions towards ending the persecution.
The Carleton University Students' Association will work with the Falun Dafa club to lobby Federal Members of Parliament to that extent.
The Carleton University Students' Association writes Canada's Attorney General, asking him to support the legal initiatives of Canadian citizen, Kunlun Zhang, against the Chinese officials who tortured him for practicing Falun Gong.
A copy of this resolution be forwarded to The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada; The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency the Governor General and the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulates in Canada
MOVED by : Cullum McConnell SECONDED by : Lindsay Mossman