On September 16, Wang, her husband Eric Rusek and two fellow Falun Gong followers stood outside the Wawa Municipal Offices. They are travelling across Canada to draw attention to the persecution and mass killing of Falun Gong practitioners through organ harvesting. Earlier this year, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former MP David Kilgour, documented this grisly practice and determined that nearly 7,800 organs were transplanted last year alone in 146 hospitals in China. Matas and Kilgour have received Nobel Prize nominations for their work.
Wang has been imprisoned twice, first in January 2000 and in February 2003, she was arrested and sent to a labour camp without a trial. Each time, for 18 months. Wang escaped to Thailand, and applied to come to Canada as a refugee in July 2008. She lives in Toronto, and is a member of the Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. In 2006, she took part in a similar tour across Canada to raise awareness about organ harvesting and also called for the arrest of Zemin for human rights violations.
In this tour, they and other Falun Gong followers are visiting 250 communities across the country, collecting signatures to be presented to the Canadian government ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China.
The United States Congress passed a resolution earlier this year conveying concern regarding “persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China.” Rusek and Wang would like to see Canada take a similar stance.