New Jersey: State Senate Holds Hearing on Motion Condemning the CCP's Organ Harvesting from Living People (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) New Jersey State Government Committee held a public hearing on April 14, 2007 at the State Assembly Building on motion SR71 condemning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. A number of Falun Gong practitioners in New Jersey and representatives from some non-governmental organizations provided testimonies on the spot. Five senators of the committee unanimously adopted the motion after the hearing was over. They will submit the motion to the state senate for all senators to vote.
New Jersey State Government Committee hears a Falun Gong practitioner's testimony
State Senator Fred Madden, Jr. from the 4th constituency and State Senator Wayne Bryant from the fifth constituency jointly proposed motion SR71 condemning the CCP harvesting organs from illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners. The two senators made the proposal after having been fully aware of Falun Gong since the beginning of the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in mainland China in July 1999, in particular, learned about the tragedy of Falun Gong practitioners who were illegally incarcerated and had their organs harvested while they were still alive. The motion clearly pointed out that New Jersey must condemn such acts of serious human rights violations as harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Ten state senators have signed the motion.
During the hearing, representative from the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" Wang Wenyi, representative from the "Global Mission to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners" Li Li, and Falun Gong practitioner Charles Lee who is residing in New Jersey provided testimonies. Wang Wenyi introduced to the senators and other attendees some evidence that have been obtained about the CCP harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. American citizen Charles Lee recounted his personal experience of being persecuted and forced to have blood tests when he was illegally detained in mainland China. After the hearing, several Falun Gong practitioners delivered to offices of state senators the report co-authored by Canadian investigators David Matas and David Kilgour entitled "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China."