An investigation report on the death camp in Sujiatun, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province: Regarding its systematic practice of removing organs from living Falun Gong practitioners

After it was revealed that the death camp in Sujiatun has been removing organs from living Falun Gong practitioners before throwing their bodies into an on-site crematorium, World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) immediately began an urgent investigation. Because this investigation is still in progress, the results will be published separately. This is the first of many investigations to come.

According to our initial investigation, there truly exists a large "organ market" in Sujiatun, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. It is a systematic procedural practice, which includes building the death camp, detaining the "suppliers" (living Falun Gong practitioners), matching Falun Gong practitioners' organs with people who need them, surgically removing the organs, eliminating the victims' bodies and setting up the hospitals that use these stolen organs. The hospitals may be located outside of Sujiatun. International human rights organization have reported an independent system of harvesting death-row inmates' organs, and even cases of the prospect of organ harvesting playing a role in the determination of capital punishment. Without any legal procedures, Falun Gong practitioners are taken to the Sujiatun death camp without anyone's knowledge. They are in complete isolation. Their bodies are cremated after their organs are harvested.

The operation of the Sujiatun death camp started as early as 2001, reaching its peak in 2002. Near a hospital in Sujiatun, the death camp facility is underground because it was built upon the existing infrastructure of an aerial defense facility. It has at least one exit located at the back of the hospital. From above the ground, one cannot identify anything unusual about the death camp. It is isolated and guarded with a high-level of security. It has its own supply system, including underground stores.

A large number of Falun Gong practitioners have been secretly abducted to and imprisoned in the death camp. According to a witness, it is "too horrible to watch." Because these are not regular death row inmates with predetermined execution times, the timing of the organ harvesting is determined by when they are needed by the hospital. The organ harvesting operation is conducted on living Falun Gong practitioners. Because the process is extremely brutal, a majority of the medical professionals involved in the organ harvesting have suffered severe psychological trauma. Some common symptoms they share include insomnia and nightmares. Some people have resorted to prostitutes to help relieve the psychological pressure. Certain individuals have even committed suicide because of the extreme psychological pressure.

Providing organs from living human beings also involve the organ recipients, the military and local hospitals carrying out the organ transplants, and other supporting functions. Although the Chinese Communist authorities and staff members involved keep it a top secret, a lot of people have learned some information about the death camp. Many high-level Chinese Communist government officials in Liaoning Province and Shenyang City, especially those at management levels in the health bureaus, know about and have collaborated in this operation. The establishment and operation of the death camp has been masterminded at top levels of the Chinese Communist Party.

Because the investigation is still ongoing, we will not disclose our reference materials in order to protect the information sources and the channels of obtaining information.

World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG)

March 14, 2006