Prime Minister Paul Martin Writes to Canada Falun Dafa Association: Human Rights Was One of the Dominant Issues During Visit to China

( On February 9, 2005, Prime Minister Paul Martin wrote a letter to the Canada Falun Dafa Association after his visit to China. Prime Minister Martin said in the letter that human rights was one of the dominant issues during the meetings with Chinese leaders. He referred specifically to rights-related obligations China must face. He also spoke of the need to work together to develop a transparent legal system, as well as reform China's judiciary, develop its justice system, and protect women's rights. Below is the text of the letter.

Once Recognized for his Meritorious Military Service, Mr. Hu Jianhua is Now Imprisoned for His Belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance (Photo)

( Mr. Hu Jianhua, born in 1961 in Qianjiang County of Hubei Province, joined the army back in 1979. He was promoted from squad leader to company commander. He led his company to win a first class merit citation. In 1988, he was appointed as the leader of the rear-service unit of the headquarters, a position equivalent to an associate battalion commander.
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Mr. Shi Zuosheng Tortured to the Brink of Death and His Wife Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

( Dafa practitioner Shi Zuosheng from Yisheng Village, Qingling Township, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, is critically ill due to torture. His wife was sentenced to six years in prison and is now suffering from torture in the Harbin Women's Prison.

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