Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party: Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Must Give Clear Explanation of Organ Harvesting
(Clearwisdom.net) The China Affairs Office of the Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party stated the following in its press release on July 24, 2006: "the Chinese Communist regime must face the independent investigation report on harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and give an explanation to the world."
On July 6, 2006 renowned Canadian international human rights lawyer Mr. David Matas and David Kilgour, a former Canadian Secretary of State and member of the Canadian Parliament, published their independent investigation report. The report concludes that allegations of large-scale forced organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners by order of the Chinese Communist regime were true. The horrendous practice is still continuing. Lai I-chung, director of the China Affairs Office, said the Chinese Communist regime has no right to ignore this report.
Lai I-chung said on July 24 that recently, not only did the independent Canadian investigation team speak out, but also mounting evidence published by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) reveals horrifying crimes.
After carefully reading the original text of the Canadian report, Lai I-chung saw an announcement by the WOIPFG on July 24, which gave specific names of hospitals and doctors in China suspected of involvement in organ harvesting. He expressed great concern and said that this announcement, including detailed charges with names, times, locations and other things, is very serious.
He emphasized during an interview, "We must know the truth. The Communist regime must give an explanation regarding all of these people and charges. If it cannot, then it's lying, and a series of actions will take place that will hold the Communist Party accountable."
Mr. Lai further commented that the international community must take action. He also said he hoped the World Health Organization would conduct further investigations. Taiwan, however, is not a member of WHO. He urged member states including Japan, the U.S. and the European Union to demand that the WHO conduct its own investigation, as these alleged facts are truly horrific.
He also encouraged Falun Gong practitioners to request organizations concerned about human rights and medical practice as well as governments around the world and the international community in general to pay attention to this issue. Mr. Lai called for Taiwanese people who were intending to receive organ transplant in Mainland China to read the Canadian report, pursue the source of donor organs, and think about whether such a step is legal and humanitarian.
Right before the end of the interview Lai I-chung said, "In terms of general human nature, no one can make repeated mistakes and yet not feel at all ashamed;" "Of course, some people would think the Communist Party is an exception.
Another Democratic Progressive Party leader, Lai Ching-Te, said during a press interview the next day that there is evidence to prove the Communist regime has been harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. The United Nations cannot ignore this crime and cannot use a different standard, simply because China is a large country. The United Nations should actively intervene, stop this crime and prevent the tragedy from proliferating.
He further expressed the hope that all members of the Taiwan legislature can support a resolution condemning the Communist regime for its live organ harvesting. He said, "We, the Taiwan Legislature, also hope to write to the United Nations to urge the UN to take actions instead of ignoring the whole matter. It shows the 23 million Taiwanese people are very concerned about Falun Gong practitioners and also the violation of human rights taking place in Mainland China."