Human Rights Lawyer: Go Directly to the Person Pulling the Strings

( On May 31, David Matas, a famous Canadian human rights lawyer, said during an interview with NTDTV that the Chinese consulate in New York, in particular the Chinese consul, Peng Keyu, orchestrated the harassment against Falun Gong in Flushing, and that it is inappropriate behavior for a consul. Mr. Matas suggested the American government expel Peng, since it would send a powerful message and "would have a deterrent effect more generally."

Vancouver, Canada: Human Rights Torch Rally Draws Widespread Public and Media Attention (Photos)

( On May 25, 2008, the Human Rights Torch Relay, initiated by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) arrived in Vancouver, Canada. Members of Parliament (MP), well-known international human rights lawyer David Matas, the former Miss Canada, and several non-governmental organizations participated in the rally and the torch relay. After the event, at least 42 media outlets reported on the Human Rights Torch Relay.

Sydney, Australia: Practitioners Participate in Blacktown Festival Parade (Photos)

( The annual Festival Parade in Blacktown, in suburban Sydney, Australia, was held the morning of May 31, 2008. The Falun Dafa parade entry was the largest in the parade.

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