Falun Gong has been banned in China for 17 years, and a large number of practitioners have been arrested, detained, and tortured for their belief in the practice. This peaceful meditation practice has been well-received for years in over 100 countries outside of China.
The Guang Ming Daily, a major Chinese newspaper in Malaysia, recently published a full-page article on Human Harvest, a documentary on organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. The title of the article was, “After 8 Years of Investigation Work, Lee Yunxiang Produced an Award-Winning Film on Forced Organ Harvesting.”
Li Yunxiang, also known as Leon Lee, is the director of the film, which won a Peabody Award early last year.
“Forced organ harvesting is a crime that undermines basic humanity. Aside from a being a political topic and an issue of belief, it is also a crime against humanity.” “The scariest part is that it is still continuing.”
This brutality has drawn increased attention. The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 343 on June 13, 2016, condemning the atrocity, and urging further efforts by the U.S. Government.
One week later, on June 22, three independent investigators provided more evidence confirming the existence and magnitude of forced organ harvesting in China. The findings of the renowned experts, David Kilgour, David Matas, and Ethan Gutmann, show that about 100,000 transplants are performed in China every year. Therefore the number of organs forcibly harvested from Falun Gong practitioners may have reached more than one million through the years.