Note: The following contains internal information on the Chinese Communist
Party’s organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners using military means.
The material is provided by an veteran military doctor from Shenyang City who
had previously spoken out on the CCP’s organ harvesting.
Information on the Organ Removals From Falun Gong Practitioners
the end of last month, I had spoke about the treatment of Falun Gong in Shenyang
and some other regions of China. Here I would like to disclose more information
to facilitate the international community to help stop this kind of activity.
the greatest difficulty is gathering evidence of the organ harvesting from Falun
Gong practitioners and other detained individuals. The lack of evidence prevents
relevant overseas organizations from solving the problem.
issue of gathering evidence, I can disclose an outline of the government’s process
that I had encountered, in the hopes that relevant organizations can learn tips
from it. Due to safety reasons, I still cannot disclose the entire process. Here
I will describe parts of the process.
1. Forced means of organ
Overall, there are two types of transplant sources:
voluntary and involuntary. However, according to the government, all of the organ
donors are voluntary. What does that mean? It means that Falun Gong practitioners
and other detainees are detained using their real name, but when it comes to organ
transplants, fake names are used. In other words, a false identity is created.
However, all of this person’s information is available, and a voluntary transplant
organ donation form is signed (of course the signature is fake). I have encountered
over 60,000 of these documents with falsified signatures. All of them say that
the individual voluntarily agrees to an organ transplant and will be responsible
for all of the consequences. Some of the forms are even for heart transplants.
Many signatures are the same person’s handwriting. These documents are kept for
18 months and must be destroyed at the end of 18 months. The documents are kept
at the provincial-level military regions. Reviewing these documents would require
permission from the CCP Central officials based in the local areas.
thing worth noting is that during the entire process of an organ transplant, if
the transplant is not successful, the documents on the organ source and the body
must be destroyed within 72 hours. All of the documents and the body (sometimes
even a live person) must be cremated and the cremation certified by military management
personnel. These military personnel have the right to arrest, detain, or execute
any doctors, police, paramilitary police, or research staff who leak the secret
to the outside. The military personnel have clearance from the CCP Military Commission.
2. Organs obtained from live bodies
identified to be a source of an organ transplant is transferred from the prison,
labor camp, detention center, or concentration camp. At this point, the person
loses her name and is given a code, which corresponds to a false identity of a
voluntary organ donor. The person is told that she will go through a physical
examination. The exam is followed by local anesthesia, then organ transplant from
the live body. Due to security reasons, details relating to the military management
personnel are omitted.
3. Why such a big discrepancy between
publicly announced figures and reality?
Many people pay a lot
of attention to the transplant statistics announced by the government. Actually,
"underground" organ transplants are many times that of the number publicized
by the government. For example, if the government says that there are 30,000 cases
a year, then the real number is about 110,000. There is an abundance of organ
sources, and this is another reason why the prices for organ transplants have
Many hospitals under the jurisdiction of the military,
while reporting some transplants to the central government and the public, are
actually conducting a large number of organ transplants in secret. The real number
is much higher than government statistics. As I said before, in the eyes of these
people [who are doing the operations], the people whose organs are being removed
are no longer regarded human, but animals. When doing it for the first or second
time, some of them feel shaky and nervous. But after thousands of operations,
everything is changed. They become numb about extracting organs from live people
and cremating live people.
Everyone knows that China exports many
products. But in China, there are also a large number of live people being exported.
In other words, the Chinese people that meet certain physical criteria are exported
overseas as products through a network. The organ transplants are done overseas,
and the bodies of the transplant sources are also destroyed (Note: In many countries,
there are Chinese-operated agencies that handle the bodies after organ transplant
from live people; many Chinese embassies and consulates are also involved). China
tops the world in exports related to live human bodies. For almost all of these
people, there are falsified documents. I am not aware of the details. I know that
more than 940 people were exported in 2005. There is actually a large global network
of organ harvesting and transplants, and the transactions are centered in China.
Since 2000, more than 85% of the world’s organ transplants have been done in China.
This number is from a document within the Military Commission. A few people were
promoted to generals for "accomplishments" in this area.
Monitoring and management system for evidences
As I said before,
the organ transplants are managed by the military. This system is far superior
to the government agencies. Once something becomes classified information in the
military, it is impossible to obtain any more information, as I’m sure everyone
is aware of how the military system is operated. So we must shift some attention
to many of the military facilities. Those are the true concentration camps.
all I’ll say at this point. I apologize that due to security reasons I cannot
elaborate on the details.
A veteran military doctor from Shenyang
Original article date: 1/May/2006
Category: News from China