(clearwisdom.net) Vancouver Falun Dafa practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate on the morning of October 29, calling on the Canadian Government and organizations of all social circles as well as all the kind-hearted people to extend their help to rescue Liu Chengjun and 100+ other Falun Gong practitioners who are on hunger strike in a prison in Jilin Province. Citing the case of Taiwan practitioner Hsiao-kai Lin who was most recently released because of an overseas appeal, Vancouver Falun Dafa spokeswoman Ying Li emphasized that strong overseas voices of support is very helpful to rescue Falun Gong practitioners persecuted in China. Falun Gong practitioners call on people from all walks of life to confront evil and speak out for the persecuted practitioners.

Vancouver Falun Dafa practitioners appeal to the international community. Local TV station Channel M interviewing Vancouver Falun Dafa spokeswoman Ying Li

Jiaxin Guo, the Director of the Vancouver Charter of the Global Alliance for Democracy and Peace, sent a fax to this event calling on the Chinese Government to immediately release all the innocent Falun Gong practitioners and end the persecution as well as establish legal a system that respects human rights.

In the press statement, Vancouver Falun Gong practitioners said that according to a reliable source 100+ illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners are on a group hunger strike to protest Jiang Zemin's brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners and they are in very critical condition. The investigation conducted by World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong has revealed that Chengjun Liu was severely tortured in jail to critical condition and he is in coma in a hospital. Liu was sentenced to a 19-year prison term for broadcasting Falun Gong truth-clarification programs in Changchun cable network on March 5, 2002.

The statement said that the Jiang regime's persecution against Falun Gong is completely based on lies. In order to expose the information blockade by the Party, Falun Gong practitioners, including Chengjun Liu, used the means of TV interception to help people learn about the truth of Falun Gong. This act is very righteous and courageous, it is also meant to safeguard the rights of freedom of speech and to let people know the facts, which are conferred by the Constitution.

Yuzhi Wang, who was rescued to Vancouver by the Canadian Government, said: "Today, Chengjun Liu and 100+ other Falun Gong practitioners are holding a hunger strike because their basic human rights have been completely deprived. They are now risking their lives to awaken everyday people's conscience and safeguard the truth. So why should not we speak out for them and appeal for all the fellow citizens persecuted by the Chinese regime so that the suffering of the innocent people can be reduced and people can be awakened from the lies. We need to protect the basic morality of human beings from being violated by dictators and to protect innocent people from arbitrary detention and massacre."

When interviewed by the media, Vancouver Falun Gong spokeswoman Ying Li cited the case of Taiwan Falun Gong practitioner Hsiao-kai Lin who was kidnapped by the Shanghai Branch of the Chinese Security Bureau to emphasize that overseas voices of concern from Governments, organizations and everyday people are very helpful to rescue Falun Gong practitioners who are being persecuted in China. It was the mighty appeal for Justice from overseas that eventually brought Lin back to Taiwan.

We need to confront evil and speak out regardless of the price and consequence. Silence can only foster evil.