Chinese Communist Party Exerts Pressure on South Korea to Cancel Scheduled Press Conference to Expose Organ Harvesting (Photos)
(Minghui.org) A press conference scheduled for November 1 at the South Korea Press Center to expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners was canceled unexpectedly, and the South Korean officials who planned to attend the event were all absent. The cancellation was due to CCP pressure on South Korea as the Communist Regime attempts to cover up its crimes. Instead, the press conference hosted by the Investigation Committee of the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting was held in front of the press center, with more than ten South Korean media outlets covering the event. The CCP’s attempts to influence the government of South Korea caught the attention of the media.
Investigation Committee of the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting holds press conference in front of the South Korea Press Center in Seoul to condemn the South Korean Government's yielding to CCP pressure to cover up its crime of live organ harvesting.
David Matas, a well-known Canadian human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, came to South Korea on October 30 to give presentations exposing new evidence recently collected. They called on the international community to stop the crimes of organ harvesting, described as an “unprecedented evil on this planet.” They were surprised by the South Korean Government’s actions.
CCP fears exposure of its crime of live organ harvesting
At the press conference, the hosting organization stated that the conference was originally scheduled to be held on the nineteenth floor of the press center, but due to pressure from the Chinese Embassy, the press center canceled the event.
The hosting organization stated that the cancellation was due to CCP pressure on the South Korean Government: “At the press conference now, there are special agents dispatched by the Chinese Embassy to monitor the event.”
A police officer present at the event disclosed, “It is rare for the South Korea Press Center to cancel such an event.” But because of the cancellation, the press conference in front of the center drew reporters from over ten media outlets. A reporter from one mainstream media outlet said that the cancellation was not because South Korean reporters had no conscience, but rather that they had to listen to upper level officials. He said that the South Korean Government should be reprimanded for such acts in the future.
A nuclear scientist working in South Korea said that he met Mr. Kilgour and learned about the CCP’s live organ harvesting. He came to the press conference to learn more about the situation in China. He also invited reporters from the US and Australia. He said, “It is a disgrace for the South Korean Government to yield to pressure from the CCP. It is not right for any government or organization not to stand up for conscience and justice. The South Korean government will regret this in the future.”
Dignitaries mysteriously absent
At the press conference, the hosting organization also put forward a question: “Some members of the National Assembly and other dignitaries were scheduled to attend. Why did they cancel suddenly?” The hosting organization thought that the dignitaries and government yielded to CCP pressure. The South Korea media reported that it was “strange” for such an incident to occur.
On October 31, the day before the press conference, the investigation committee held a workshop. It was learned that Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas had invited the Chairman of the Welfare Committee of the South Korean National Assembly, and several assembly members to participate. But before the workshop, those dignitaries who'd planned to attend canceled for various reasons and were all mysteriously absent.
The mayor of Seoul was scheduled to meet Mr. Kilgour on the morning of October 31, but canceled the appointment and met with CCP film director Zhang instead.
Mr. Kilgour: The CCP’s infiltration of South Korea is significant
Mr. Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, speaks at the press conference in front of the South Korea Press Center
Mr. Kilgour was puzzled by the behavior of South Korean officials during the visit. He said that South Korean officials often stressed human rights. “Why do they hesitate at exposure of the CCP’s crimes against humanity?”
Mr. Kilgour said that many countries around the world were indignant at the CCP’s crime of live organ harvesting and that it was hard to understand the South Korean officials’ attitude. “This verifies that the CCP’s infiltration of South Korea is significant,” he said.