of live cornea removal are mainly the elderly or children
The Epoch Times
has conducted another interview with the witness who came forward several days
ago to reveal details regarding the Sujiatun concentration camp in Northeast China.
In this interview the witness revealed that her ex-husband was one of the main
surgeons in the concentration camp. He is a brain surgeon, and was mainly in charge
of cornea removal. Because of the horrifying character of live organ removal and
the burning of corpses, the witness and her family have had destructive life experiences.
Every time she recalls events in Sujiatun, she endures indescribable pain.
The witness said that her ex-husband had a cell phone specifically for this type
of business. No matter when and where, as soon as the cell phone rang, he would
go to perform the operation. During the 2 years of working at Sujiatun, he did
several cornea removal operations per day.
Her ex-husband told her that those
detained in the Sujiatun concentration camp were all Falun Gong practitioners.
For others, even prisoners sentenced to death, organ removals could not be done
without proper paperwork and procedures. Only for Falun Gong practitioners, due
to the central Communist Party policy that the deaths of practitioners are “counted
as suicide,” the hospital can detain and remove organs from them live without
any procedures. Every surgeon knew they were Falun Gong practitioners. They were
told that doing such things to Falun Gong practitioners were not crimes. Instead,
they were “cleaning” for the Chinese Communist Party. Those on the operation table
were either mentally destroyed or had lost consciousness. Major targets of cornea
removal were the elderly and children.
A reader from Mainland China called
the Epoch Times New York office Saturday and told us that: a celebrity
in China had a liver transplant. The liver belonged to a Falun Gong practitioner.
This reader also revealed that the General Hospital of the Army and Police Force
in Beijing still stores organs of Falun Gong practitioners for high-ranking officials
and celebrities. He said that he obtained this information from a relative of
According to recent reports on the Minghui web site, the Sujiatun
Concentration Camp might not be the only concentration camp in China. In 2000,
the police of Sanhe City in Hebei Province and the Beijing Office of Sichuan said
to Falun Gong practitioners: “You don’t tell us your names. We will send you
to very faraway concentration camps. Nobody will know you are there.” “There are
concentration camps in Northeast China and Xinjiang.”
The following is the
translation of the conversation between the Epoch Times reporter and the witness:
Epoch Times: How could the Sujiatun Concentration Camp remain so secret?
Answer : Because several people share the profit. So they won’t
tell others. This room here can hold at least 100 people. You know, when Falun
Gong practitioners are detained, they are not allowed any private space. All are
packed together. Maybe one goes to the toilet and comes back; one will not find
any space any more. Many Falun Gong practitioners were detained in a one-story
residential house in the hospital. This house was dismantled in 2003. We guessed
that there was an unknown basement. A living room of a regular U.S. house can
easily hold 100 people. Our hospital is very large. They will not admit there
was once that one-story residential house. They might say that it was built for
peasant workers or the homeless.
ET: Do you think Chi Mingyu, the
head of the Sujiatun hospital, knew about this?
A : I think he should
ET: This is a concentration camp in a public location?
A : It’s semi-public. Everyone has heard of this hospital. It’s quite
famous. However, people who don’t have heart or thrombi diseases usually won’t
come to the hospital. So it’s not an entirely public location either.
Sujiatun is a suburban district of Shenyang. It is like a rural area. Whether
other hospitals in the Sujiatun District did the same thing, I don’t know.
Staff in the public health system can rotate within the system freely.
found that supplies in the hospital suddenly increased. We guessed: what are so
many people coming for? I commuted to work by a shuttle. We didn’t care so
much. We also didn’t know whether Falun Gong was good or bad.
How did you know about the live organ removal?
A : During the 2003
Chinese New Year, people visited each other for the New Year. For example, they
gathered to play Chinese chess, or Mahjong. When they chatted, they talked a little
bit about this kind of thing. I knew that my family had easy money, but didn’t
know the source. Later on, my ex-husband told me about this.
is a quite talented brain surgeon. Many heads of hospitals wanted him to work
at their hospitals. It was easy to use him. He’s smart. He knew how to obtain
When he joined the Sujiatun hospital, he was an intern doctor. Very
soon, he was promoted to surgeon. Starting from 2003, I noticed that he was often
absent-minded. For example, he watched TV holding a sofa pillow. When I shut off
the TV, he would not notice.
At the beginning, my ex-husband simply said he
wanted to find another job. I was very surprised: Why? We are having a good life
here at Sujiatun. Gradually, he started sweating at night and having nightmares.
When he would wake up, the bed sheet would be soaked with his sweat in a human
shape. I asked him whether his job was too stressful. Sometimes he had long discussions
with my father in our reading room. He said he wanted to change jobs and asked
my father to help him. However, for some reason, nobody in our family helped him
switch his job.
Finally, I couldn’t tolerate any more. I asked him. Then
he told me this. My friend witnessed Falun Gong practitioners detained in Sujiatun.
Everyone knew that a lot of Falun Gong practitioners were sent from Masanjia and
Dabei prisons. We didn’t mind thinking about it. A lot of people who work
at Sujiatun are from families of high-ranking cadres. We have formed this habit
since very young: Do not ask anything that’s not relevant to us.
of one of my classmates went overseas in 2002 shortly after he participated in
this business. He left after performing a few operations.
kind of operations did your ex-husband do?
A : He did cornea removal.
At the beginning, he didn’t know whether those people had been granted permission.
People who were on operation tables were not conscious. They were alive. He knew
it after performing a few. How could there be so many people who donated their
corneas? He said that the person who asked him to do this kind of thing told him:
you are already on this boat. Killing one is murder. Killing several is also murder.
He said that later on he also knew that the people were alive. Where the organs
and corpse were sent, he didn’t ask.
Then he began to face retribution.
He was even very nervous when driving. He could not live a normal life.
2003, many people in the public health bureau knew about it. Not only family members
knew, even some outsiders knew about it.
My ex-husband told me that those
patients who needed kidneys were in other hospitals. The kidney would be removed
in the Sujiatun hospital. He didn’t know much about the aftermath. Maybe corpses
were sent to the Sujiatun crematorium or the incinerator.
A person would not
have cornea removal only. Very possibly, other organs would be removed from this
person as well. This was no different than murder. When surgeons deviate a little
bit, their knives are killing people.
I divorced because of this. If it had
been extra-marital affairs, maybe I could still tolerate it. The fact that he
could tell me this indicated that he had a little conscience left. If he hadn’t
told me, I wouldn’t have believed it. He told me this with his own mouth.
Nobody would say that he did something like this.
ET: Were there any
A: There are other surgeons. My ex-husband is a brain surgeon.
It’s not possible that he does kidney removal.
ET: How did you
now that all detainees at Sujiatun were Falun Gong practitioners?
: They are all Falun Gong practitioners. For other people, they have relatives.
Relatives would come to ask for family members. Only when Falun Gong practitioners
are sent here, their families don’t know. Masanjia and Dabei prisons detain
a lot of Falun Gong practitioners. Now there are not that many any more. Everyday
people are released. Where were these Falun Gong practitioners sent?
Falun Gong practitioners who were detained in Sujiatun, they had refused to sign
a letter saying that they wouldn’t practice Falun Gong any more. Many protested
via hunger strike. They were very weak due to not having food.
given a piece of paper. If you wouldn’t practice Falun Gong, put your fingerprint
on the paper, and you would be released immediately. Once a person went out of
where the practitioners were detained, the people inside didn’t know where
they went. They thought that these people were released. Or they were told that
these people were taken to other hospitals for treatment. Those who were taken
out were usually first beaten until they lost consciousness. Then anesthetic would
ET: According to the official web site of the Shenyang
City legal system, the Sujiatun hospital organized in 2000 all Chinese communist
party cadres to study the decision to persecute Falun Gong.
A : I
didn’t know about this. Sometimes my ex-husband lived in the hospital dorm.
He usually didn’t mention that kind of thing to me. He would simply call home
and say he was busy, and then he wouldn’t come home.
My ex-husband knew
they were Falun Gong practitioners. Every surgeon knew it. At that time, they
were told that persecuting Falun Gong was not counted as a crime. Instead, it
was “cleaning” for the Chinese communist party. Those on the operation table were
either mentally destroyed or had lost consciousness. Major targets of cornea removal
were the elderly and children.
Many Falun Gong practitioners were detained
in a one-story residential house in the hospital. This house was dismantled in
2003. We guessed that there was an unknown basement. They will not admit there
was once the one-story residential house. They might say that it was built for
peasant workers or the homeless.
My ex-husband was also worried that someday
he would be killed for the purpose of destroying evidence. So he went abroad.
Other people knew he wouldn’t dare to speak out.
ET: Over the
years, no relatives came to ask for family members?
A : During 2001
and 2003, only one peasant came to ask whether his family members were detained
here. It was all secret. Nobody knew. When people were arrested, there was no
paperwork. When people were released, there was no paperwork either.
is persecution. It is against humanity. As a Chinese, I feel quite sad. This is
Chinese killing Chinese. It’s unlike the slaughter in Nanjing when the Japanese
invaded China. This is killing our own fellow people. No matter whether they practice
Falun Gong or not, they are our fellow people. This is very brutal.
Did those who were part of it feel that they did wrong things?
Between life and money, some people choose money. After I knew this, I told my
ex-husband: “Your entire life is ruined. You will not be able to hold surgical
knives any more.” When you perform an operation for people, you will remember
things you did in the past. I am not the surgeon. Even so, whenever I talk about
this, I’m trembling and afraid.
Later, after my ex-husband completed procedures
for going abroad, he had to explain to me why he had to leave. I told him that
you could only choose things prior to this [live organ removal], but not anything
I don’t practice Falun Gong. I am not so noble. I did not
come to the U.S. from so far-away to expose this to the world. My friend told
me to travel to the U.S. to cheer me up. He told me that America is a country
that emphasizes human rights. It’s a free country. He said that you could
speak out your experiences here. People think that I divorced because my ex-husband
wanted to go abroad, and I didn’t want to go. Others were not happy with me.
They asked me why I divorced my ex-husband, and that he was such a good man.
Now we expose this to the world. At least a portion of people there can still
survive. I don’t care if they admit it or not. Exposing it will deter these
I think for those who have read this news, if they have missing
relatives, they should gather together and demand an explanation from relevant
government agencies. When people disappear, they are either dead or crazy. Otherwise,
they will find a way to send a message home.
The Shenyang Morning News
reported on the 11th that a peasant worker was cremated without a family signature.
The person is already cremated. Who knows whether the organs have already been
I saw that there was a confession from a spy. There will be a confession
from a doctor. He doesn’t have to reveal his name. However, he can spread
the information. Anyone who has done this kind of things feels the burden of guilt.
of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp
Sujiatun is one of the nine districts
governed by Shenyang City. It is a satellite city 15 kilometers to the South of
Shenyang City. The Sujiatun Concentration Camp is also called National Traditional
Chinese Medicine (TCM) Thrombus Treatment Center. The address is 49 Xuesong RoadCSujiatun
DistrictCShenyang CityCLiaoning ProvinceCChinaD It
is also called Liaoning Thrombus Treatment Center of Integrated Chinese and Western
MedicineDIt was built in 1998.
Posting date: 23/Mar/2006
article date: 21/Mar/2006
Category: Media Report