Canadian Senator Raynell Andreychuck Expresses Her Strong Support on the Private Prosecution of the Former Chinese [President] for Torture
(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of March 12, Friday, Canadian attorneys Mr. David Matas and Lawrence Greenspon represented their client, Canadian citizen and Professor of Art, Zhang Kunlun to formally file a criminal lawsuit against Jiang Zemin and those who participated in the persecution of Falun Gong to the Canadian Justice Minister, Mr. Irwin Cotler. In the press conference that afternoon, Mr. Zhang and his attorneys publicized the attorneys' letter to the Justice Minister. Below is a letter from Canadian Senator A. Raynell Andreychuck to the two attorneys to express her strong support on the request to Minister Cotler to obtain consent for a private prosecution of the former Chinese Chairman for torture.
March 12, 2004
Mr. David Matas
Mr. Lawrence Greenspon
C/O Falun Dafa Association of Canada
90 Belleview Drive
Re: Kunlun Zhang
Dear Mr. Matas and Mr. Greenspon:
I regret that I cannot attend the press conference due to previous commitments. I want to strongly support your request to Minister Cotler to obtain consent for a private prosecution for torture under section 269.1 of the Criminal Code for Kunlun Zhang. Support for Falun Gong observers to conduct their practices peacefully should not go unnoticed by Canada for the many reasons that you have stated in your letter dated March 12, 2004.
I hope that Minister Cotler will consent as requested.
The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuck