On the afternoon of April 21, Falun Gong practitioner
Ms. Wenyi Wang was released without bail by a Washington D.C. court on condition
that she must appear for a hearing on May 3. Some local practitioners held a press
conference outside the court. Washington D.C. think tanks, NGOs and human rights
lawyers spoke out in succession calling on the international community to pay
close attention to the CCP’s crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun
During President Bush’s meeting with Hu Jintao on
the lawn of the White House, while attending as reporter, practitioner Wenyi Wang
spoke out loudly for more than two minutes, calling on President Bush and Hu to
stop the persecution. She was then taken away by security. On April 21, a judge
announced that a hearing would be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 3, coinciding with
World Press Freedom Day declared by the United Nations.
Wang gives an interview after release
Wenyi Wang said: “Recently two key witness have stepped forward in succession
to publicly testify about the CCP’s crimes of harvesting organs from practitioners.
As a physician, I cannot tolerance such inhumane crimes. Medical professionals
are supposed to save people’ lives.” Meanwhile, she stated clearly that her
appeal was her own and was not influenced by any organization or group.
The Wenyi Wang Appeal Linked to the Persecution of Falun Gong
conference was hosted by human rights lawyer, Dr. Terri Mash. She said that one
cannot separate Ms Wang’s appeal from the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong
in China and the crime of harvesting organs from living practitioners and then
cremating the bodies. Otherwise, it would be just like discussing Dr. Martin Luther
King without discussing the civil rights movement, or discussing Gandhi without
discussing his non-violent movement.
Dr. Marsh invited all people at the press
conference to put the incident in a larger perspective–the ongoing persecution
and killing of Falun Gong practitioners who live by the principles of “Truthfulness,
Compassion and Tolerance”.
Dr. Marsh said that mounting evidence indicates
that those peaceful, kind and compassionate people are being killed in labor camps
and hospitals all over China. While they are still alive, their organs are removed
“As an expert and physician, Dr. Wang once vowed to save lives.
However, doctors in China are murdering people instead of saving lives.” Dr. Marsh
said. She again asked people to put Ms. Wang’s appeal into this larger perspective.
Falun Gong Practitioners Facing the Most Severe Persecution in Human History
Michael Horowitz, Director of the Hudson Institute’s Project on Civil Justice
Reform and Project on International Religious Liberty, said that he had collected
some Chinese websites’ information in English or Japanese. Those websites
wrote: You want several thousands organs, come here and we have them. “This is
the persecution Falun Gong practitioners are facing,” he said.
He said that
we bystanders will eventually learn that they are the people who are being persecuted
most severely. We have reason to believe that those repressive regimes most fear
people who do not fear them.
Call for Full Investigation of Chinese Labor
When interviewed, Executive Director of the World Human Rights
Organization (WHRO) Timothy Cooper said: There is no question that the U.S. government
needs to perform an in-depth investigation into the claims of organ harvesting
from living Falun Gng practitioners in Chinese labor camps and concentration camps.
The Chinese Communist regime announced that it would allow the international community
to investigate three weeks after the claim. This action of transferring detainees
and destroying evidence indicates that we need to further investigate all Chinese
Cooper called on the U.S. government and UN anti-torture organization
to go into all Chinese labor camps to perform a full investigation. He also hoped
to sue the Chinese Communist Party for crimes against humanity.
by Media silence
Australian practitioner Jennifer Zeng was unlawfully
detained in a Chinese labor camp for her belief in Falun Gong. While incarcerated,
she was threatened that she would be sent to an unidentified location in northeast
China for detention and she would never come back alive if she didn’t denounce
Ms. Zeng said: I feel very sad for media. When witnesses exposed
the atrocities of harvesting organs from living practitioners, a crime never heard
of in the past, the media are still remaining silent. They didn’t turn their
cameras to Falun Gong before Wenyi Wang protested in such an unusual way. This
is really ironic.
Ms. Zeng said: “Some reporters claimed that the persecution
has lasted 7 years and the persecution of Falun Gong is not newsworthy any more.
However, each individual persecuted to death is a life. As media and government
officials, you should ask your conscience what you should do.”
practitioners who participated in the press conference unfurled banners exposing
the CCP’s atrocities of harvesting organs and called for urgent action to
rescue the practitioners persecuted in China.
Original article date: 23/April/2006