(Clearwisdom.net) On August 16, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the British Columbia Parliament Building in Victoria, announcing the start of a van tour through the area to clarify the truth about the persecution. During the van tour, practitioners will visit government officers and call upon every Canadian to condemn the crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Clarifying the truth

On July 6, 2006, an independent Canadian investigative group consisting of former Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific region and Member of Parliament Mr. David Kilgour, and human rights lawyer David Matas, released a report following their two-month investigation into allegations that vital organs are being seized from Falun Gong practitioners in China. At their press conference on Canada's Parliament Hill, Mr. Matas called the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners an evil that "we have yet to see on this planet."

Based on the results of this investigation, Falun Gong practitioners requested that the Canadian government take urgent actions to stop the organ harvesting. The purpose of the van tour is to call upon every Canadian to condemn the crimes of organ harvesting, and help to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.

Some tourists from France, Tanzania and Scandinavia were shocked when they learned these facts. An American lady said that she had never heard about it. She suggested that practitioners urge the United Nations to conduct a complete investigation. Many people accepted our materials, and many students viewed the photos we displayed that expose the truth of the persecution.

A newspaper interviewed the practitioners and another media called to schedule an interview later.