Two Chinese doctors accused of partaking in systematic removal of organs
from Falun Gong practitioners
BOSTON (Falun Dafa Information Center)
– A legal complaint filed in Boston charges directors of organ transplant
centers in China with overseeing forced removal of body parts such as hearts,
livers, and kidneys from living bodies of imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners.
Two Chinese doctors, Chen Zhonghua and Zhu Tongyu, were named in the complaint
filed on Tuesday while they were attending the World Transplant Congress annual
conference in Boston’s Prudential Center. A third doctor, Shen Zhongyang,
was added on Wednesday morning.
Human rights attorney Dr. Terri Marsh filed
the complaint, which drew evidence from an investigative report recently issued
in Canada (news). Included in the report are transcripts of phone conversations
in which investigators pretending to be organ shoppers converse with doctors in
China. In these transcripts, doctors from the three surgeons’ departments
openly acknowledge that they have a supply of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners
(special report: www.killed4organs.net).
In filing the complaint, Dr. Marsh
has held that U.S. courts have jurisdiction in this case under Title 18, which
allows for the prosecution of perpetrators of torture who are present in the United
States, regardless of their country of origin. Dr. Marsh maintains that systematic
forced organ removal from living Falun Gong adherents is a form of torture.
release from Human Rights Law Foundation:
Original article date: 28/July/2006
Category: Media Release