Director Shen Zhongyang of the Tianjin Organ Transplantation Center Charged with Crime of Torture in the U.S.
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 26, a criminal complaint was filed against Shen Zhongyang, the Director of the Oriental Organ Transplantation Center at The Number One Center Hospital in Tianjin, China, as he attended the World Transplant Congress in Boston. This charge was brought by Falun Gong practitioners after they filed criminal complaint on July 24 against the visiting president of the Tongji Hospital Transplantation Research Institute in Wuhan City, Chen Zhonghua, and the dean of the Zhongshan Hospital Organ Transplantation Center in Shanghai, Zhu Tongyu. The defendants stand accused of violating the United States' "Torture Criminal Statute" (Title 18 USCA Section2340A) and "Torture Convention" approved and implemented by the United States in 1994. The defendants are accused of harvesting, stealing and selling organs from prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners in prisons without their consent. They should be held accountable for being chief perpetrators or accessory perpetrators, particularly, regarding live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.
The main evidence for charging Shen Zhongyang is that doctors in his hospital admitted in recorded telephone conversation that sources for organ transplants included Falun Gong practitioners. Similar laws and conventions were applied in charging Shen as the criminal complaint filed against Chen Zhonghua and Zhu Tongyu.
The plaintiffs' lawyer, Dr. Terri Marsh, said that this was just the beginning for the Falun Gong group to file three criminal complaints within two days. In following days, her Human Rights Association will announce a report, which will elaborate from the point of law in detail the crimes of Chinese Communist regime and each government, from central to local, county, and city, in the persecution of Falun Gong. The reports will be references for international human rights groups and Falun Gong practitioners across the world to file lawsuits. The report will also expose the forceful harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Dr. Marsh further pointed out that the Falun Gong group, she and human rights lawyers helping lawsuits for Falun Gong during recent years, would bring those CCP officials and doctors to justice, especially those not giving up their participation in the persecution.
In the past five years, many US lawyers, including Dr. Marsh, have assisted Falun Gong practitioners to file lawsuits against many CCP officials and exposed the crimes of these officials in the persecution of Falun Gong and the violation of human rights. Some of those sued include Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Xia Deren, Zhao Zhizhen, and Huang Huahua. Currently in the US there are at least four cases pending. The global Falun Gong lawsuits have spread to thirty countries and include 57 cases. The Falun Gong international human rights lawsuits can be claimed as the largest in scale in the twenty-first century.
With the Kilgour/Matas report concluding that organs are being harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners in China, Falun Gong will bring those CCP officials and doctors participating in live organ harvesting to justice for their atrocities.
Dr. Marsh said that all of the horrible atrocities in the persecution of Falun Gong must be exposed completely. She hoped that the US Prosecutor's Office will conduct criminal investigations immediately with respect to these doctors participating in killing for profit.