by REBECCA MARSHALL
EVEN the makers of horror movies won’t put it
on film. Yet, harvesting organs from live human beings is reportedly a chilling
reality in China and the Sunshine Coast took a stand against it during an awareness
march through Maroochydore and Mooloolaba yesterday.
The event was organised
by local practitioners of Falun Gong because many of the victims of illegal organ
harvesting are proponents of the meditation exercise who were captured and jailed
as prisoners of conscience.
"We’re trying to let the public know of
this atrocity," co-organiser John Dowie said.
"The Chinese Communist
Party has been trying to cover this up for a long time now and we have a shocking
report that proves this is going on.
"They’re removing organs without
anaesthetic because it costs too much and then they incinerate the evidence by
cremating the bodies.
"There are 41,500 trans-plants that are unaccounted
Mr Dowie urged everyone to voice their outrage at the human
rights violation in letters to members of parliament and councillors.
Coast teen Kaman Pun said her parents, brother and sister had followed Falun Gong
for eight years and had already reaped the benefits. "I’m in Year 12 and
doing meditation has helped me not be so stressed in exams."
interested in more information can view the report into illegal organ harvesting
Posting date: 23/Aug/2006
Original article date: 22/Aug/2006