Latest UN Report Discusses CCP Atrocities: Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners

According to a Sound of Hope radio station report on May 9, 2007, the 2007
UN report recently released includes the latest report by UN Special Rapporteur
on Torture Manfred Nowak. He summarized particular cases in his report. In addition
to cases related to Falun Gong, he also listed cases about Gao Zhisheng and
organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners. The following is the portion
in his report on the CCP harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners.

It is reported that organ harvesting has been inflicted on a large number of
unwilling Falun Gong practitioners at a wide variety of locations, for the
purpose of making available organs for transplant operations. Vital organs
including hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas were systematically harvested from
Falun Gong practitioners at Sujiatun Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning Province,
beginning in 2001.

The practitioners were given injections to induce heart failure, and
therefore were killed in the course of the organ harvesting operations or
immediately thereafter.

It is reported that employees of the following transplant centers have
indicated that they have used organs from live Falun Gong practitioners:
Zhongshan Hospital Organ Transplant Clinic in Shanghai, Qianfoshan City Liver
Transplant Hospital in Shandong, Nanning City Minzu Hospital in Guangxi
Autonomous Region, Jiaotong University Liver Transplant Center in Shanghai,
Zhengzhou Medical University Organ Transplant Center in Tianjin City, Tongji
Hospital in Wuhan in Hunan and General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Regional
in Guangdong.

It is reported that employees from the following detention facilities have
indicated that organs from Falun Gong detainees have been used for transplants:
Mishan Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province, First Detention Center of
Qinhuangdao City in Hebei.

After the organs were removed, the bodies were cremated, and no corpses
remain to examine for identification as the source of an organ transplant. Once
the organs were removed they were shipped to transplant centers to be used for
transplants for both domestic and foreign patients.

Officials from the following detention facilities have indicated that courts
have been involved in administering the use of organs from Falun Gong detainees,
namely: Qinhuangdao Intermediate People's Court in Hebei Province, First
Criminal Bureau of the Jinzhou Intermediate People's Court and Kunming Higher
People's Court.

It is reported that there are many more organ transplants than identifiable
sources of organs, even taking into account figures for identifiable sources,
namely: estimates of executed prisoners annually, of which a high percentage of
organs are donated; willing donor family members, who for cultural reasons, are
often reluctant to donate their organs after death; and brain-dead donors.

Moreover, the reportedly short waiting times that have been advertised for
perfectly-matched organs would suggest the existence of a computerized matching
system for transplants and a large band of live prospective donors. It is
alleged that the discrepancy between available organs and numbers from
identifiable sources is explained by organs harvested from Falun Gong
practitioners, and that the rise in transplants from 2000 coincides and
correlates with the beginning of the persecution of these persons.

Contrary to the [CCP]Government assertion that human organs have been
prohibited from sale, in accordance with the 1991 WHO guiding principles, it has
been reported that up to this time Chinese law has allowed the buying and
selling of organs; has not required that donors give written permission for
their organs to be transplanted; there has been no restriction on the
institutions which could engage in organ harvesting or transplants; there was no
requirement that the institutions engaged in transplants had to verify that the
organs being transplanted were from legal sources; and there was no obligation
to have transplant ethics committees approve all transplants in advance.
Moreover, evidence exists, for example, that at least up until April 2006 price
lists for organ transplants in China were published on the Internet.

Posting date: 12/May/2007
Original article date: 12/May/2007
Category: World News


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