Scott Reid will Be Taking Part in a Press Conference TomorrowNovember 27, 2002
November 27, 2002
OTTAWA- Scott Reid MP (Canadian Alliance, Lanark Carleton) will be taking part in a press conference tomorrow to discuss the success of his recent motion addressing the issue of thirteen unlawfully detained Falun Gong practitioners in China with close family ties in Canada.
Also in attendance will be Ms. Yuzhi Wang, who was saved from deportation and further imprisonment after the Canadian Falun Gong Association intervened and presented evidence of the successful motion to officials in the Middle East
Having already experienced the brutalities of imprisonment in China for her practice of Falun Gong, Ms. Wang had escaped to the United Arab Emirates where she was arrested by officials. The intervention of the Canadian Falun Gong practitioners saved Ms. Wang from certain deportation and further imprisonment, and allowed her safe passage to Canada where she has since reunited with her fellow practioners. Mr. Reid’s motion has been recognised as a pivotal factor in ensuring her safe release.
Mr. Reid will be joined by other MP’s in expressing his delight at the success of the motion. He will urge the Canadian Government to continue pursuing the issue until the remaining imprisoned practitioners are safely released and reunited with their families in Canada.
|Date:||Thursday, November 28, 2002|
|Location:||Charles Lynch Press Room
130-C Centre Block
House of Commons, Ottawa, ON
For more information or to speak with Mr. Reid
Please call (613) 257-8130 or (613) 947-2277.
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