Falun Dafa Minghui.org www.minghui.org PRINT

Sydney: Falun Gong Practitioners Call for End of Persecution at the International Congress of the Transplantation Society (Photos)

August 13, 2008 |   By Minghui reporter Wenyun

(Clearwisdom.net) The 22nd International Congress of the Transplantation Society was held in Sydney from August 10 to 14, with four thousand doctors and experts attending the conference from all over the world. On August 10, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the Sydney Convention Centre, calling for the medical community to help stop the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Re-enacting the organ harvesting

David Matas, a famous human rights lawyer, being interviewed.


Falun Gong practitioners in the rally

Mr. Luke Hughes, on behalf of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, called for the medical community to pay more attention to the illegal organ harvesting in China and conduct investigations. He called upon the vice Chinese minister of health to publish accurate statistics on organ transplantations in China and offer accurate numbers of organ donations and organ harvesting from executed criminals.

David Matas, a famous human rights lawyer and co-author of the report Bloody Harvest, said that people should look for more evidence of the organ harvesting, and evaluate the Chinese government's response to the report. He said that people should also evaluate the actions that the Chinese government has taken since the report was published. He said there have been no fundamental changes in the Chinese laws governing organ transplants since the report was published.

Ms. Zeng Zheng, a Falun Gong practitioner, talked about her experience in a Women's Labor Camp in Beijing. She said the government conducted thorough physical examinations of 20 Falun Gong practitioners, including her. The examinations were very rigorous, but they were never told what the results were. Ms. Zeng said the examinations were part of the plans for organ harvesting.

Dr. Yuan Hong, a former cardiology surgeon at the hospital of Chinese Medicine University in Shenyang, said organ harvesting from criminals for profits is no longer a secret in China. Many of his colleages have done it. "So, I totally believed in the existence of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. I know that the Chinese government can do whatever it wants. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested, and nobody knows where they are. So, nobody would know if their organs are harvested. The profits are huge," said Dr. Yuan.