Scotland: Raising Awareness about China’s State-sanctioned Forced Organ Harvesting

Falun Gong practitioners in Scotland held events at the University of Dundee on February 7 and 15, 2017 to raise awareness of the Chinese regime’s nearly 18-year persecution of Falun Gong. They spotlighted the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.

The practitioners set up an information table and distributed flyers to students and teachers. They also collected signatures calling for a stop to the CCP’s atrocities.

 

Medical school students were appalled by the CCP's organ harvesting atrocities.

Medical school students were appalled by the CCP’s organ harvesting atrocities.

 

The information table was set up in front of the Union Building, a major gathering spot on campus. A number of students took flyers when passing by and returned later to sign the petition against the CCP’s live organ harvesting.

Several students from the medical school paused and read the poster beside the information table. Included in the information was the European Parliament’s July 2016 declaration on stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. One of the students said of the forced organ harvesting, “It’s horrible! We must sign the petition.”

 

Students at the University of Dundee learn about the CCP's live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

Students at the University of Dundee learn about the CCP’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

 

The president of the local Dundee Group of Amnesty International said that he’d read about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong and noted the severe human rights violations.

Over the two days of the practitioners’ awareness-raising event, 340 students and teachers signed the petition against the CCP’s live organ harvesting. Several Chinese students also renounced their membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations.