- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Seraphim Editions; First Edition edition (October 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0980887976
- ISBN-13: 978-0980887976
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
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David Matas is an international human rights lawyer living in Winnipeg. He is author of Aftershock: Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism (2005), Bloody Words: Hate and Free Speech (2000), No More: The Battle Against Human Rights Violations (1994) and co-author of Closing the Doors: The Failure of Refugee Protection (1989) and Justice Delayed: Nazi War Criminals in Canada (1987).<.p>
David Kilgour is a former Member of Parliament and served as Canadian Secretary of State (Asia?Pacific) 2002-2003. He is co-author of Uneasy Neighbours: Canada, The USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture (2007) and author of Betrayal: The Spy Canada Abandoned (1994), Inside Outer Canada (1990) and Uneasy Patriots: Western Canadians in Confederation (1988).
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(National Post, 12/24/2011, "`Extremist' writings of ex-Canadian MP, lawyer banned in Russia because of criticisms of China" by Joseph Brean)
For veracity of claims in this book read this news report by Canadian media.
(Ottawa Citizen, 8/9/2007, "Former MP pushes for Beijing Games boycott" by Glen McGregor)
As I read your book, I found it hard to hold back my tears. On page 29, "Victims: the Unidentified," you mentioned that Falun Gong practitioners who travelled to Tiananmen Square in Beijing--to appeal for the right to practice their beliefs--were often arrested on their way there. I know this is true, because I was one of the people who were arrested, along with countless many.
When we were arrested, the authorities (police, plainclothes officers, or security personnel) required that we all reveal our names and personal information--so the officers could easily identify us. If we didn't comply, we were subjected to inhumane torture or brutally beaten.
While at a square in Beijing, I witnessed an elderly practitioner being savagely beaten, as well as pregnant women not being allowed to use the restroom.
When I finally told the officers my name and where I was from, the
officers from my local area were summoned to pick me up. After that, I was forbidden to go back to school; I lost my personal freedom, and even my family members were routinely harassed.
It was for these reasons that practitioners tended not to reveal their names, when they were arrested. Just as the book says, "Though this refusal to identify themselves was done for protection purposes, it may have had the opposite effect. It is easier to victimize a person whose whereabouts is unknown to family members, than a person whose location the family knows. (Page 29)
From my experience, practitioners who left home to avoid being arrested were more at risk at being unwilling victim of this "unidentified group."
When I found out that the officers in my area were requiring all arrested practitioners to attend brainwashing classes, I tried to leave my company, with the goal of escaping to another city. However, a colleague of mine-- a famous university professor--stopped me, saying: "If you go to another city, no one will know who you are. As a result, you might suffer all kinds of unimaginable torture, if the authorities track you down."
One of my friends--who went to Beijing to appeal--refused to give his name, when he was first arrested. Then the arresting officer took him to a mountain top, looked him in the eye, and said, "If you still do not tell us who you are, then I will push you off the cliff. You would immediately die and no one will know your whereabouts."
So my friend told the officer his name and was later sentenced to one year of forced labor.
I, as well as millions of people around the world, long for an end to this senseless persecution. If the Chinese public really knew what was going on with this affair, they would openly demand that the Chinese Communist Party answer for its crimes against humanity. Likewise, most of the world's democratic countries would not idly stand by and allow this rampant human rights atrocity to continue!
But this book, "Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China", is telling true stories that the whole human species should remember, just as how we remember the Holocaust.
Rest in Peace, the victims of the outrageously evil Bloody Harvest.
May peace and justice return to Mainland China.
My hearts and thoughts to the innocent.