(Clearwisdom.net) December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Falun Gong practitioners in Canada gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in the Canadian Capital of Ottawa and at the Chinese Consulate in Toronto to protest the more than six-year-long systematic persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Practitioners peacefully protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa

Around one hundred practitioners came to the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa and the Chinese Consulate in Toronto to commemorate the 2,792 practitioners tortured to death by the CCP in the past six years, and to protest the CCP's severe human rights violations against Falun Gong practitioners.

Practitioners gather in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto to protest the persecution

Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its Preamble stated,

"Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, ..."

The Declaration clearly makes the following pronouncements:

"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile." "Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law."

China is a signatory country of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But in the past six years, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and other human rights organizations have exposed the overwhelming facts that the CCP persecutes Falun Gong practitioners.

Practitioner Joel Chipkar from Toronto pointed out during the event, "In the past six years, all the records from Amnesty International have shown that the Chinese Communist Government's persecution against Falun Gong has become the number one human rights violation issue occurring in China. The Communist Regime employed hate propaganda and more than a hundred kinds of tortures to deal with Falun Gong practitioners, including rape and forced abortion to woman practitioners and electric shock.

"Even though the Chinese Communist Regime managed to cover up the persecution, it has lasted for six years and is still escalating. In the past few months, more than 800 deaths of practitioners due to police brutality in China have been exposed" Mr. Chipkar said. According to the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, about two weeks ago, a policeman even raped two woman practitioners in the Dongchengfang Town Police Substation of Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province.

Mr. Chipkar called on Canadians not to do business with China while keeping silent in the face of the Chinese communist regime's brutality. Doing so will make themselves accomplices to the atrocities.