On April 18, 2006, “The Coalition to Investigate the
Persecution of Falun Gong in China” (CIPFG) held a press conference at the National
Press Club in Washington DC, demanding a complete investigation into all forced
labor camps, prisons, detention centers, custody centers, hospitals, mental hospitals,
and related facilities where Falun Gong practitioners have been incarcerated in
the past seven years. The CIPFG also invited international organizations and governments
to join in this independent investigative organization to work together to conduct
a truly thorough investigation into the CCP’s crimes.
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Witness Annie said, “It is
agonizing to recall the past. The organs removed from a living human being fetch
a much higher price than from a dead body. After the live organ removal, some
Falun Gong practitioners were still alive and breathing, but some of their bodies
were directly thrown into the crematory oven. No trace of their bodies is left.
Sometimes the surgeons would stitch the openings and ask their families or representatives
of their families to sign the agreement for the bodies to be cremated. Some families
had no idea the organs had been removed. Moreover, some practitioners transferred
from prisons were very healthy. But they were injected with psychotropic drugs
that did severe damage to their central nervous system. Then they were transferred
to Sujiatun for additional torture until their organs were removed and their bodies
were cremated. “
She also revealed an entry in her husband’s diary, “When
a patient lost consciousness, he cut open her clothes with a pair of scissors.
A package fell out of his pocket. My husband opened it and found a small box inside.
Inside the box, there was a lucky charm with Falun Gong’s symbol and a note.
It said, ‘Mommy, Happy Birthday.’ My husband was completely devastated.”
transcript of her testimony below.
My name is
Annie. I used to work for Liaoning Province Thrombosis Treatment Center of Integrated
Chinese and Western Medicine. I have exposed a concentration camp hidden inside
the hospital. My work had to do with statistics. My ex-husband was a surgeon in
that hospital. I am sorry that I won’t be able to attend today’s press
conference. I have been escape from the danger of assassination for the past few
years. When my ex-husband decided to stop removing organs from Falun Gong practitioners,
he was nearly assassinated by an organization in China.
My ex-husband and
I worked in this hospital from 1999 and 2004. He had removed organs from Falun
Gong practitioners. He was a neurosurgeon. He was responsible for removing cornea
from Falun Gong practitioners, including living Falun Gong practitioners.
have exposed the shocking news that this hospital removed organs, such as livers
and corneas, from a large number of living Falun Gong practitioners. Some practitioners
were still breathing after their organs were removed against their will, but they
were thrown into the hospital’s incinerator anyway. The hospital’s incinerator
in the boiler room was also used as a crematory oven. Some of the practitioners
were frail and others were very healthy and robust. Because the police kidnapped
these Falun Gong practitioners without any search warrant, they didn’t have
their identification with them. So far no Falun Gong practitioner can come out
alive. Of several Falun Gong practitioners here, many of their kidneys, cornea
and skin had been removed and their bodies had been exterminated to destroy the
Liaoning Province Thrombosis Treatment Center of Integrated Chinese
and Western Medicine is located in 49 Xuesong Road, Sujiatun, Shenyang City, Liaoning
Province. It is the first general hospital specializing in treating heart and
cerebrovascular diseases in China. This hospital is consisted of Liaoning Province
Traditional Medicine Teaching Hospital and Shenyang Thrombosis Treatment Center.
It only has…
Some of the staff in this hospital knew about, but they…
Many surgeons participated in such organ removal surgeries secretly. Some other
staff members dared not reveal the secret even when they knew about it. They avoided
talking about it because they didn’t want to be killed. The majority of the
Falun Gong practitioners were transferred from Dabei Prison, Masanjia Forced Labor
Camp and other prisons in Shenyang. Others were kidnapped from parks or their
homes. They were kidnapped because they refused to give up their belief in Falun
Gong. The police didn’t have any search warrant and their families didn’t
know it when they were arrested. Because the Chinese Communist government’s
state policy authorizes killing Falun Gong practitioners without any legal consequences,
the death of Falun Gong practitioners in China’s penal system is nothing.
During its killing of Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party told the involved
hospital staff members that these Falun Gong practitioners were on the brinks
of death because they were assaulted, they were executed for criminal offense
or they became insane for practicing Falun Gong.
It is agonizing to recall
the past. The organs removed from a living human being fetch a much higher price
than from a dead body. After the live organ removal, some Falun Gong practitioners
were still alive and breathing, but some of their bodies were directly thrown
into the crematory oven. No trace of their bodies is left. Sometimes the surgeons
would stitch the openings and ask their families or representatives of their families
to sign the agreement for the bodies to be cremated. Some families had no idea
the organs had been removed. Moreover, some practitioners transferred from prisons
were very healthy. But they were injected with psychiatric drugs that did severe
damages to their central nervous system. Then they were transferred to Sujiatun
Extermination Camp for additional tortures until their organs were removed and
their bodies were cremated. Some of the practitioners were very frail and others
were very healthy and strong. For the past few years, many of them were kidnapped
without any search warrant. They didn’t have any identification with them.
They were truly miserable.
I knew about this at the end of 2003. At the
time my husband had become absent-minded and trance-like. He had been doing it
for years, but he had never told me about it. He kept it a secret. He often had
terrible nightmares at night and woke up shrieking and terrified. He had stared
blankly at the TV. When the kid or I touched him, he would shriek. I found him
becoming abnormal. During that period of time, I overheard some colleagues talking
about it because in our Healthy Bureau many people work together and our friends
also have friends in this circle.
It was already 2003. It was already over
two years from 2001 to 2003. It took over two years for me to find out the man
sleeping next to me is such an ugly person. I really cannot tolerate it. I made
him quit his job and he agreed. However, quitting the job brought him mortal danger.
My family decided to run away from everything by moving abroad. My family told
me, “You have no idea of my agony. These Falun Gong practitioners were alive.
It would be okay if we removed organs from dead bodies, but these people were
truly alive. These things were done in secret. The involved surgeons in our hospitals
were actually interns transferred from other hospitals. Because the government
does not protect Falun Gong practitioners’ lives, their lives are regardless
as nothing. The intern doctors used Falun Gong practitioners’ bodies for
experimentation. There were a lot of transfers in and out of our hospital. Some
doctors felt very painful after they had done it. Some were transferred elsewhere.
Some changed their names and moved elsewhere. Some went abroad. Some may have
been killed to eliminate evidence.
The staff in our hospital secretly calls
the boiler room “crematory oven.” Really, I feel so painful when I think of it
sometimes. It is most cruel. It is a doctor’s mission to save people from
death and treat the injured, but here…
My ex-husband had the habit of
keeping a diary. There is an entry in his diary. When a patient lost consciousness,
he cut open her clothes with a pair of scissors. A package fell out of his pocket.
My husband opened it and found a small box inside. Inside the box, there was a
lucky charm with Falun Gong’s symbol and a note. It said, ‘Mommy, Happy
Birthday.’ My husband was completely devastated.
There are a lot of
hospitals in China that does this. They have removed organs from many living Falun
Gong practitioners in secret. There are not as many Falun Gong practitioners detained
in Sujiatun now, but I believe that the crime still continues. The workers in
our hospital’s boiler room were destitute when they first came. After a while,
they stocked up a large number of watches, rings and necklaces. They removed these
jewelries from Falun Gong practitioners before throwing them into the crematory
oven. According to our hospitals’ staff members, some practitioners were
thrown into the crematory oven before they died. These poor Falun Gong practitioners…
I am so sorry. Every day I lived in the pain of guilt. If only I could persuade
my family to step out earlier, perhaps many practitioners would have survived.
I know there are many Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in many hospitals in
China. I hope that these crimes would be exposed in the international society
as soon as possible so that the remaining practitioners would be rescued. In addition,
I hope my family and relatives will be able to hear my testimony.
divorced my husband because I cannot accept that fact my husband removed organs
from Falun Gong practitioners. I myself have been severely traumatized and devastated.
If my ex-husband had not told me that he had removed organs from living Falun
Gong practitioners, I would not have believed it. I am not a Falun Gong practitioner.
I am not speaking here with the same high level of morality as Falun Gong practitioners.
But I truly have been feeling guilty as a Chinese with conscience for the past
I thought of exposing this in China, but many people in the Health
Bureau who knew about this disagreed. They told me if I exposed this, my family
and I would all be killed.
This is a state crime. I know this is the state
that is committing the crimes. I know I alone will not be able to change this,
but I know a lot of doctors will step out. I truly hope that these doctors, after
hearing my heartfelt testimony, will act according to their conscience. I also
hope that this would be solved quickly. I am not criticizing China. I do not mean
to criticize China at all, but it is the Chinese government caused this. I hope
they will truly give an answer to those people without conscience. Thank you.
Original article date: 20/April/2006