Pair ap­peal for re­lease of pris­oner in China

The Daily Courier - - KELOWNA -

Two Van­cou­ver Falun Gong prac­ti­tion­ers are on a road trip through the B.C. In­te­rior to raise aware­ness about and ap­peal for the re­lease of a Van­cou­ver res­i­dent im­pris­oned in China.

Sun Qian was ar­rested in her Bei­jing home on Feb. 19. She’s a prac­ti­tioner of Falun Gong, de­scribed as a Chi­nese spir­i­tual dis­ci­pline, which is pro­hib­ited by the Chi­nese govern­ment.

“We are ask­ing the Cana­dian govern­ment to do more to se­cure the re­lease of Sun Qian, in­clud­ing urg­ing the Chi­nese author­i­ties to set her free and al­low her to re­turn to Canada im­me­di­ately. Ms. Sun is not a crim­i­nal — she is be­ing de­tained solely on ac­count of her be­lief in Falun Gong,” said Sue Zhang, whose In­te­rior road trip brought her to Kelowna on Tues­day, in a news re­lease.

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