(Minghui.org) On April 25, 2021, on the 22nd anniversary of the historic appeal by 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing to demand the basic rights to practice their faith, Garnett Genuis, a Canadian Member of Parliament, sent his heartfelt greeting to Falun Gong practitioners around the world. He said he supports practitioners’ peaceful efforts in counteracting the persecution and stands in solidarity with the practitioners.
MP Genuis noted that the historic demonstration by the 10,000 practitioners marked the tragic beginning of the escalation of the persecution, as the Chinese Communist Party perceived the practitioners’ pursuit of universal values of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as a threat.
“The tragic persecution is something that all of us must continue to stand against and oppose. We have to take a stand for the advancement of justice, human rights, the protection of human dignity, in every part of the world, including in China,” he said.
He added, “Falun Gong practitioners also seek to remember and keep alive aspects of China’s ancient and beautiful culture and civilization, which are opposed by the Chinese Communist Party.”
“As Canadians, as government officials, we have to take a stand, for freedom, for justice, for human rights. I stand with Falun Gong practitioners who are experiencing persecution in China. Again I appreciate the opportunity to share my solidarity with you on the occasion of this anniversary. And I pledge my continuing commitment to stand with you and with others in this critical fight for justice,” he said.