(Minghui.org) Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) held a webinar on December 10, Human Rights Day. The theme was “Humankind at a Crossroads: Universal Human Rights versus Commercialised Forced Organ Harvesting from Living People.” It exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) horrific practice of live organ harvesting.

Elected officials and members of human rights organisations from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, the U.K., India, and Romania spoke during the online event. They put forward suggestions on how to protect Falun Gong practitioners’ basic human rights, especially freedom of belief and freedom of speech, through legislation and expansion of media influence. Falun Gong practitioners are brutally persecuted in China, and countless have been killed through the illicit practice of live organ harvesting.

Numerous speakers mentioned the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was written in Paris on December 10, 1948. That same year, people vowed that the atrocities committed by the Nazis would never happen again.

But 73 years later, under the CCP’s rule, Falun Gong practitioners and others still cannot exercise the most basic right—freedom of belief. Worse, many are even killed for their beliefs. The CCP continues to commit crimes against humanity and genocide, which must be stopped.


U.S. Representative: It’s Time for a “Falun Gong Protection Act”

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry said, “Our nation continues to witness increasingly distressing examples of communist China’s depravity and see clearly that it has directed a campaign to harvest the organs of Falun Gong practitioners. These are living people having their organs taken from them. Some one and a half million believers may have lost their lives as a result.”

He indicated that the CCP’s crimes against Falun Gong could constitute one of the worst atrocities committed in modern times. He declared that a targeted piece of legislation to specifically address the persecution of Falun Gong in China was needed; that it was time to introduce a “Falun Gong Protection Act.”

He said that the passage of this bill would authorise the U.S. President to sanction anyone who directly or indirectly contributes to organ harvesting in China. It would also allow the Secretary of State to determine whether the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong constitutes genocide, a crime against humanity, by its definition.

The bill would also strengthen the internationally recognised basic principles of human rights, that is, to life, liberty, and personal security. No one should be held in slavery or servitude.

He said, “China’s persecution of Falun Gong, whether by forced organ harvesting or unjust imprisonment or forced labor, is evil and perverse, and Congress must commit to ensuring that millions of Falun Gong practitioners are not denied the freedom to exercise their religious beliefs.”

He said he looked forward to working with everyone to move the bill through Congress.