China’s ambassador to Ireland is to be asked to appear before an Oireachtas committee to discuss claims that the Chinese authorities have been harvesting bodily organs from prisoners.
A report investigating alleged organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China was presented to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs today.
Amnesty International new statement on Organ Harvesting – Amnesty international has appealed to the Chinese authorities to stop the campaign of persecution of Falun Gong, including by releasing all those detained solely on account of their peaceful religious or spiritual beliefs and practices.
It has been more than seven years since Jiang Zemin and his accomplices in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
The day of the beginning of the persecution was July 20, 1999. Many kindhearted people are sympathetic towards Falun Gong practitioners who are cruelly persecuted. But, they cannot understand or relate to the fact that Falun Gong practitioners continue to brave danger and risk their personal freedom and even life in order to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and expose the CCP’s lies and hate propaganda against Falun Gong. Some people think it is a lost cause, that it is unnecessary and is looking for trouble.
EVERY now and then, uncomfortable realities intrude on the serious business of making money in China. At a news conference in Canberra this week following the 10th Australia-China human rights dialogue, the questions immediately turned to Falun Gong, the spiritual movement with tens of thousands of followers who have disappeared, been rounded up in labour camps, tortured and in some cases killed.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong has lasted for seven years. This persecution can be summarized in two words: fabrication and violence. Ever since the establishment of the CCP, it has used fabrication and violence as the means to take power and sustain totalitarian rule. In the persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP is utilizing its accumulated criminal experience of fabrication and violence.
A series of incidents in Singapore were occurred from an attempt to repatriate Falun Gong practitioners, to the banning of Falun Gong practitioners from holding truth clarification activities in front of the Chinese Embassy, to charging Falun Gong practitioners in court for the third time.
A human rights lawyer and a former cabinet minister in Canada have added their weight to charges that China has been killing Falun Gong dissidents so it can use their organs. They provided English transcripts of phone calls, in Mandarin, made to detention centres and organ transplant clinics in which officials said organs from Falun Gong practitioners could be made available for speedy use.
Former director of the Asian Pacific Division of Canada’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Mr. David Kilgour talked with Chinese Embassy officials on Friday, June 23, 2006 about entering China to investigate the CCP’s live organ removal from Falun Gong practitioners. The Chinese official was evasive and dodged responsibility.
Since the collection of articles of “How Did You Become a Dafa Practitioner?” by Clearwisdom.net August 12, 2005, numerous submissions from practitioners have been received. They are from different countries and from different walks of life, from accomplished pianists, famed musicians, to prisoners; from youngsters to an 86 year-old gentleman. They all shared how Falun Dafa has profoundly changed their lives, both physically and mentally.