(Clearwisdom.net) On May 30, 2007, the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" (CIPFG) held a press conference at the Canadian Parliament and issued a statement that the "Olympics and crimes against humanity cannot coexist in China." The group also said, "If a response to our requests is not received before August 8, 2007, we will join forces with supporters from around the world to call for a boycott of the Olympic Games 2008." On May 31, MP Andrew Telegdi, a Member of Parliament from the Liberal Party in the Canadian House of Commons wrote to CIPFG Canada, expressing his wish to join the investigation team.


MP Andrew Telegdi joins CIPFG


MP Andrew Telegdi from Waterloo is chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He indicated in his letter that he would like to be a member of CIPFG and help investigate the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. 

MP Telegdi was born in 1946 in Budapest, Hungary and lived under the control of a Communist regime in his early years. In 1957, he immigrated with his family to Canada.

He said that he understood Falun Gong practitioners' requests for an investigation of the persecution. These requests are reasonable and Canada should help.

In 2002, Mr. Telegdi wrote to the Foreign Minister and urged him to support the family members of twelve Canadians who were imprisoned in China's prisons and labor camps for practicing Falun Gong.

He mentioned in his letter that Canada had lodged protests many times with Chinese officials regarding the CCP's infringement of human rights and religious freedom. But Canada must continuously deal with China on all known cases and protest such human rights violations with the strongest terms.

CIPFG Canada stated that this is the fourth MP of Canada to join the CIPFG. Among the three hundred members of the organization around the world, there are renowned figures in political, medical, judicial and religious circles. More people will join this righteous endeavor.

Background

In April 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) was initiated to unite all interested parties to conduct a thorough and independent investigation, to uncover the truth about the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong, in particular the harvesting of organs from live Falun Gong practitioners, in secret concentration camps, prisons, labor camps, detention centers, brainwashing centers, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals and all other relevant facilities. The evidence will be collected both inside and outside mainland China for the purpose of ending this brutal persecution.

Based on its introduction at www.cipfg.org, the coalition calls upon international human rights organizations, legal experts, medical institutions, international media, distinguished individuals and associations, NGOs and relevant government organizations around the world to participate. All groups and individuals striving for justice in mainland China are welcome to join.

The ways to participate are diverse and flexible. Individuals and groups can be investigators, observers, contact persons, take joint actions, conduct independent investigations, or provide any other form of help.