New Witness Tells of 36 China Concentration Camps,Falun Gong Bodies Used as “Raw Materials” for Profiteering

Prisoners Shipped in Freight Trains by Night Under Army’s Watch


NEW
YORK (FDI) — The Falun Dafa Information Center has received information from
a third witness professing first-hand knowledge of concentration camps throughout
China holding Falun Gong adherents, who are killed for their organs and cremated,
with victims sometimes still alive. The source, who spoke with The Epoch Times
Thursday (story) on condition of anonymity, identifies himself as a veteran medical
doctor who has served in the Shenyang military zone.

The source confirmed
fears surrounding a recently-alleged camp—said to be in the Sujiatun district
of Shenyang city, China—saying recent reports “are true,” while
indicating that the scope of the problem far exceeds that previously imagined.
A total of some 36 similar camps exist throughout China, he says. Falun Gong practitioners
are sent to the camps when “occasion calls for it,” with the three largest
camps being in the northern China provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning.
The fifth-largest camp, located in the Jiutai district of Jilin, holds as many
as 14,000-plus Falun Gong at a time. The largest camp, codenamed “672-S,”
is said to hold over 120,000 people, among whom are Falun Gong and other prisoners
of conscience.

In a related development, the World Organization to Investigate
the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) said on Thursday that its investigators
had spoken with medical staff in eight of China’s provinces, each of whom
disclosed that organs being used in transplant surgeries had indeed come from
imprisoned Falun Gong adherents.

The source, said to be a military doctor,
meanwhile, has indicated that it is the lucrative selling of captives’ organs
and bodily materials that is driving the camps. “Falun Gong practitioners…
are no longer regarded as human beings, but as raw materials for commercial products,”
he told The Epoch Times. “One must understand that… the Chinese Communist
Party’s Central Committee decided to treat Falun Gong practitioners as ‘class
enemies’ and handle them in any manner that is economically profitable.”

According to the source, captive Falun Gong adherents are shipped in “sealed
freight trains” to and from the camps, with as many as 5,000 being transferred
in a single day. “I witnessed a specially-dispatched freight train transferring
over 7,000 people in a trip from Tianjin city to the Jilin area,” the source
recalled. “It ran at night, guarded by the Chinese army. Everyone on board
was handcuffed to specially designed handrails atop the ceiling, like rotisserie
chickens.”

Information Center spokesperson Levi Browde remarked today:
“The self-identified military doctor’s testimony joins a growing list
of horrifying and detailed disclosures that suggest that our worst fears are true:
that Falun Gong practitioners are being held in concentration camps throughout
China and killed, by the communist regime, for their organs. That ‘Never
again’ we promised ourselves after World War II is happening again, it appears.”

Significantly, the military source upped previous figures of those believed
to have been held at or gone through the Sujiatun camp. He indicates that over
10,000 (as opposed to 6,000) were being kept there as of early 2005. The number
at present is around 600–750, however. Many have been transferred “to
other concentration camps,” possibly in response to media coverage and the
related disclosures of two Chinese sources. The source sounded a cautionary note,
saying that, “It’s useless to enter Sujiatun to try to investigate the
concentration camp, because transferring a few thousand people elsewhere is easy
[for authorities to do].”

If past indicators are meaningful, that
prospect could prove real. Time magazine documented Beijing authorities actually
packing SARS patients into ambulances and driving them in circles around the city
in 2003, amidst the devastating outbreak, in an effort to elude World Health Organization
investigators who had come to examine China’s hospitals amidst allegations
of cover-up. A broad range of Chinese officials, medical workers, and military
staff had to participate in the now well-known scandal for it to successfully
mislead media and investigators for months. Ultimately it was one courageous Chinese
physician who broke the story.

The source further indicated Thursday that
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regulations dating back to as early as 1962 paved
the way for the rampant “harvesting” of prisoner organs now taking place.
A legal document issued by the CCP’s powerful Central Military Commission
is said to have given provincial governments authority to establish “recycling
entities” that would “process” those felons in the military zone
under its administration “according to the developmental needs of the state
or of socialism.” In 1984, following an amendment, this evolved into the
fully-legalized extraction of organs from felons.

Further, many of China’s
crematoriums allegedly retain the bodies that are under their care instead of
performing cremation, shipping the bodies elsewhere via secret networks. The source
says that “in many cases the ashes given to the families of executed prisoners
come from animals or other people’s bodies,” with the actual corpse
being sold at high cost to state-owned enterprises. There they are used “as
raw materials” for a variety of “products.”

A recent investigative
report by The Guardian found that the tissues of executed prisoners in China are
being used in cosmetic products, some of which are sold in the West to unwitting
consumers.

“In the face of such grave and horrifying allegations,
we must bring the full weight of the international community to bear on this matter,”
says Browde. “The details we have received so far are shocking, yet sadly
in line with the CCP’s history of mass killing and wanton disregard for human
life. It demands a complete, thorough, and relentless investigation by the international
community. We are calling on all governments and relevant organizations to step
forward and ensure such an investigation is carried out.”

Posting date:
2/April/2006
Original article date: 1/April/2006
Category: Media Report

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