International Community's Immediate Attention Needed: Bodily Organs Removed and Sold From Falun Dafa Practitioners Tortured to Death in China
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 27, 2001, Wang Guoqi, a doctor specializing in the burn victims unit at the Paramilitary Tianjin General Hospital in Tianjin, testified before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the United States House of Representatives. He said in his testimony that he was sent by the hospital to remove skin and corneas from the corpses of over one hundred executed prisoners at a crematorium.
Mr. Harry Wu (Wu Hongda) and United States Licensed Kidney Doctor Thomas Diflo also testified. Mr. Diflo, who is working in the NYU Medical Center, wrote in his article published in a May issue of the New York Village Voice that six of his patients who had kidney transplants in China came to him afterwards for medical care. These patients all told him that their new kidneys came from executed prisoners (see http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/1/7/23/n112175.htm, Chinese version).
According to a Voice of America report on June 12, 2001, the Canada Global Post reported that a businessman who arranges kidney transplants in Vancouver is prospering because he has arranged many Canadian kidney patients to go to Shanghai, China to get surgery. The report said Shanghai has become the main provider of kidneys. The exposure of this international organ trade has aroused a strong reaction in Canada. (http://www.voa.gov/chinese/archive/worldfocus/jun2001/tue/061201914vancouver-shanghai-kidne.htm)
Using violence, deception, and corruption, the Chinese dictatorship covers up many of its horrible crimes. The theft and sale by the government of bodily organs from executed prisoners has been confirmed by witnesses and condemned by the international community.
Witnesses say that Falun Dafa practitioners who are tortured to death sometimes have their organs stolen and sold to third parties. According to the case reports, a lot of practitioners who were tortured to death were found to have deep holes or knife cuts on their bodies. Some were given autopsies without the approval of their family members. Jiang and his regime have not only committed the crime of genocide of Falun Dafa practitioners, but also profit from the sale of their stolen organs. Below are some of the cases that have been reported.
We call on organizations, governments, people of conscience around the world, and the United Nations to please pay attention to this severe problem. We also call on all friends and family of Falun Dafa practitioners, and all people who still have a sense of conscience to collect and preserve evidence of such crimes, and find a way to send the evidence to the "Evidence Collection Committee" on Minghui.net (Clearwisdom.net), who will maintain your personal safety. We can then put Jiang and his regime on trial.
1. Falun Dafa Practitioner, Ms. Hao Runjuan from Guangzhou City
Ms. Hao Runjuan was very healthy before he was arrested. After being continuously tortured for 22 days by police in the Baiyun Detention Center, Hao Renjuan's young life was taken away. Her two-year-old child lost a mother; her husband sadly lost his beloved wife; and her elderly parents can no longer see their beloved daughter.
After Hao Runjuan was tortured to death, the police authorities had the body autopsied without her family members knowing, even though the law requires the signature of a family member to approve an autopsy. When the family was told to identify the body, the body had become completely unrecognizable, but there were still fresh, red bloodstains on it. Because the body was so disfigured, none of her family members believed it was Hao Runjuan, even after seeing the body twice. Then, the family had to take the two-year-old son for a DNA blood test to confirm the body was truly his mother's. Finally, it was confirmed that the completely unrecognizable body was that of Hao Runjuan. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/7/11/24004.html )
2. Falun Dafa Practitioner Ren Pengwu
Mr. Ren Pengwu was 33. On February 16, 2001, while Ren Pengwu was distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials about the Tiananmen "self-immolation" incident, he was wrongfully arrested by the Hulan County police and then detained in the Hulan County Second Detention Center. Before dawn on February 21, only five days after his detention, he was tortured to death.
After they had tortured Ren Pengwu to death, police didn't permit his family members to take photographs of the body. Without obtaining the family's permission, and under the guise of "legal investigation," they completely removed all of Ren Pengwu's organs, from his pharynx and larynx to his penis, then hastily cremated his body. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/4/21/6812.html)
3. Falun Dafa Practitioner Zuo Zhigang From Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province
Falun Dafa practitioner, Mr. Zuo Zhigang was 33 and worked at a [privately-owned] computer store located on Zhongshan Street, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. On May 30, 2001, police from the Public Security Bureau of Shijiazhuang City and the "610" Office (1) abducted him from his work place and took him to the Qiaoxi District Police Station in Shijiazhuang. Later, the police interrogated Zuo Zhigang, using various torture methods, and he was beaten to death the same day. His corpse was full of scars. One of his ears was dark purple and there were two big square-shaped holes on the back of his torso. There was a mark on his neck showing that a string had been pulled tightly around it. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/6/10/11390.html)
4. Yang Ruiyu from Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
Ms. Yang Ruiyu was a Dafa practitioner from Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. She was an employee at the Real Estate Bureau of Taijiang District, Fuzhou City. On July 19, 2001, Yang was taken away from her work. July 22, only three days later, Yang died as a result of the abuse.
After Yang's death, the Fuzhou police threatened Yang's family not to leak any information. In addition, Yang's colleagues were not allowed to see her body or say goodbye, and no funeral was permitted. When the body was sent to be cremated, it was guarded by police cars, and cremated immediately upon arrival. Yang's husband and daughter were not allowed to view the body. It was reported that there was a hole in Yang's side as large as an adult's fist. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/8/22/13104.html)
5. Falun Dafa Practitioner Sun Ruijian from Fujian Province
Mr. Sun Ruijian was 29 and left home on November 7, 2000 to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing. He was arrested by Beijing police. On December 1, his family was told that he had passed away. They claimed that two Fujian police were sent to bring him back from Beijing, and that he died after jumping out of the train at 4 p.m. on November 29, someplace between the cities of Shunchang and Xiayang. When his family asked to see the body, the police hid the facts. His family has many doubts and has grown more and more suspicious over the actual cause of his death. When his wife saw his remains, an autopsy had already been performed. His eyes were strikingly protruded, which strongly suggests that he was brutally beaten right before his death.
6. A Male Falun Dafa Practitioner from Laiwu City, Shandong Province
A male Falun Dafa practitioner from Laiwu City, Shandong Province, about 38, was arrested by the Yanggu County "610 Office" when sharing experiences with fellow practitioners in the middle of August 2001. He was tortured until wounds covered his whole body. Police beat him to death, autopsied his body, then sent his body to the county hospital. One doctor in the county hospital attested to this, and suspects that his body had organs stolen from it. The Yanggu County police refused to give answers when surveyed by news journalists. A large amount of Falun Gong practitioners deaths have not been reported because the government tightly seals off this information. But the confirmed death toll is rapidly increasing, showing that Jiang and his regime are carrying out the policy of "destroy them physically." (See http://xinsheng.net/xs/articles/gb/2001/6/13/7800.htm)
7. One Hospital in the Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province Assigns Six Organs
According to insiders, some evil police officers in Mainland China are colluding with greedy doctors and looking to sell the organs of Falun Gong practitioners for large sums of money. Needless to say, their plans are cruel and heartless to the extreme. One source indicates that a certain hospital in the city of Shijiazhuang that specializes in Chinese medicine has received six such requests. Everyone, especially the families of the practitioners who are in jail, are asked to pay close attention to this development. The only way to prevent your loved ones from being persecuted in such a way is to expose the evil deeds of the authorities. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2000/12/31/3661.html)
8. Insider Reveals that the Bairun District Drug Rehabilitation Institute in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Steals Organs from Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured to Death
According to a person who was detained in the Bairun District Drug Rehabilitation Institute (his name is omitted for security purpose), in 2001, when he was there, most inmates were former drug addicts, and there were some Falun Dafa practitioners. Once he saw several drug addicts beat up one Falun Dafa practitioner, which was seen by the Institute's doctor. The doctor said, "Don't hit his kidneys, since they're useful!"
He frequently heard doctors there tell those drug addicts when they were suffering from withdrawals, "If you want some drugs, go beat up those Falun Dafa practitioners, but be careful not to touch their eyes and belly." He personally saw several very young Falun Dafa practitioners with northern accents were taken out and never returned. They never reported their names, and their homes are far away, so their families did not come to look for them.
After leaving there, he said he was shivering with fear. According to his analysis, the institute encouraged the drug addicts detained there to beat up detained Falun Dafa practitioners in order to obtain their organs. They instructed them to not damage certain organs, and to target practitioners from other provinces. After these practitioners were beaten to death, the Institute would sell their organs.
(1) "610 Office": an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong with absolute power over each of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.