No More Chinese Communist Party

March 31, 2010

Justice for Falun Gong and other torture victims? Canada needs to stop protecting heinous criminals!

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 12:33 am
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Canadian Press— Canada should allow lawsuits against foreign officials accused of torture by people now living in this country, an Ontario court heard Monday.

Lawyers for Chinese Falun Gong members said victims would otherwise have no way to get redress for abuse from those with power and influence abroad.

“These sorts of violations should not be committed with impunity, and Canada should not allow impunity for these crimes,” human- rights lawyer David Matas said outside court.

Lawyers have challenged Canada’s immunity provision in Canadian courts in recent years.

They say states are obliged to provide redress to all survivors of torture regardless of where it occurred.

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