(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of May 27, 2004, Thursday, the first court debate regarding the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin was held in the U.S. Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. To support the lawsuit, Falun Gong practitioners in Toronto gathered in front of Chinese Consulate to send forth righteous thoughts, conduct a peaceful demonstration and exhibit torture methods to expose the Jiang group's crimes and protest the extension of the persecution overseas. The torture methods exhibition reflected only a portion of the persecution and shocked viewers.

A passer by is moved by the torture exhibition

Exhibition of "Tiger Bench" torture method

Reporters interview practitioners

The activity concluded at about 4 pm. Many passers by and drivers of passing cars accepted truth-clarification literature. A lady living nearby said after watching the exhibition that she understood more and more why Falun Gong practitioners persisted in peaceful demonstrations in front of the consulate. She encouraged the practitioners to continue and said she supported Mr. Chipkar's lawsuit against the deputy Chinese consule.

The practitioners exhibiting the torture methods said, "Although we suffer a little, we know it is going to be over in a short time. But Falun Gong practitioners in China have been suffering brutal persecution for 5 years."

More and more people know about the persecution and the cruelty of Jiang's group and support Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful protest.

  • Many senior citizens and medical assistants in the senior citizens' residence across the Consulate came out to watch the exhibition and condemn the persecution.
  • An ambulance showed up. One person told his colleague after viewing the torture exhibition, "In China Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted like this."
  • An American passer by asked questions in detail and said in Chinese, "I lived in Jilin when I was young. My Father (an American) was persecuted by the communist regime."
  • As the exhibition looks so real, a Chinese driving by tried to call an ambulance. He was indignant towards the Jiang group's persecution of kind-hearted practitioners.
  • A young girl came out the consulate and asked, "Is the torture really happening?" She was shocked after listening to the truth clarification and taking some literature.
  • A royal mounted police officer on duty came to watch and expressed his sympathy to Falun Gong practitioners after listening to the truth clarification. He said he would read the literature.
  • By chance, a reporter from the largest newspaper in Toronto passed by chance and was shocked upon viewing the torture exhibition. He took dozens of photos and asked for more detailed information. He said he would have the report published the next day to have more people know the truth.
  • A local resident praised the practitioners' effort and said while holding up his thumb, "Continue!"

Along with the exposure of Jiang's brutal persecution, as more and more people of justice condemn the persecution, the movement to bring Jiang to justice becomes stronger.

Lawsuits against Jiang are also occurring in many other countries and regions, including Belgium, Germany, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and France. Falun Gong practitioners in Canada started a lawsuit against Jiang's group in March 2004, and have exposed the Jiang group's crimes through torture exhibitions, symbolic trial and signature collection postcards. Canada's Department of Justice will soon reply about the next step in the legal procedures regarding the lawsuit against Jiang.