Taiwan: Judicial Reform Foundation Supports CIPFG Investigation of Persecution of Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The Judicial Reform Foundation (JRF) in Taiwan made an announcement last week in support of an investigation by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG).
Chief Executive of the JRF, attorney Kao Yung-cheng stated, that as a human rights organization concerned with justice, especially judicial justice, the JRF would not sit by regarding any human rights violation. They said an investigation is needed to reveal a clear picture of the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP. The JRF supports the investigation.
The CIPFG is composed of people with a sense of justice from all around the world, who come together to participate in or provide help to investigate the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The goal of the coalition is to unite all interested parties to conduct a thorough and independent investigation, to uncover the truth about the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong, in particular the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in secret concentration camps, prisons, labor camps, detention centers, brainwashing centers, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals and all other relevant facilities. The evidence will be collected both inside and outside Mainland China for the purpose of ending this brutal persecution of millions of innocent people, which has already lasted for seven years.
Mr. Kao said the JRF is a human rights organization. One of its missions is to safeguard human rights, especially human rights in the judicial field. They certainly support the CIPFG investigation of human rights violations of such an inhuman and unjust regime as the CCP. They believe a regime that tramples on human rights won't last long.
Mr. Kao said that the JRF is in close contact with the Taiwan Bar Association. Most lawyers in Taiwan support such an investigation. He said they would discuss the issue and see what they could do to help.
The Health Department announced in mid-August that doctors are not allowed to intermediate organ transplant overseas. Those who violate the regulation will be punished.
Dr. Cai Mengkun of Taiwan University Hospital pointed out that this regulation declared Taiwan's stance of condemning the inhuman atrocity of organ harvesting from living people. It also prevents the medical field of Taiwan from assisting in the CCP's crime.
Regarding the view of patients having the right to receive organ transplants overseas due to the shortage of the domestic organ supply, Dr. Kao thinks the government should promote the universal value of humanity. Having money and resources doesn't mean it is alright to buy organs harvested from unwilling living people. Administrations can tell people that such conduct is condemned internationally. It is an issue of humanitarianism.
From attorney Kao's professional point of view, individuals who knowingly go for such transplant or solicit for it should bear the legal responsibility.
He stressed that if the CIPFG could find people in other areas (than Mainland China) who arrange for people overseas to get transplants in China, especially if the accomplice knows the source of the organs, and if the accomplice is from Taiwan, he could be sued and punished.