VOA: Investigation Update—China Still Harvesting Human Organs on Huge Scale
(Minghui.org) An update to the investigation report released on Wednesday, concluded that the Chinese Communist Party has engaged the State in the mass killings of innocents, primarily Falun Gong practitioners, but also Uyghurs, Tibetans, and select House Christians, in order to obtain organs for transplant, on a genocidal scale. Evidence shows a much larger number of transplants than the government of China has asserted.
Voice of America (VOA) published a report on June 24, 2016, titled “China Still Harvesting Human Organs on Huge Scale.”
The VOA report stated, “China continues to harvest organs from prisoners on a massive scale, according to a new report that finds prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong practitioners, remain the primary target.
“In 2006, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Asia-Pacific Secretary of State David Kilgour began an investigation into accusations of the Chinese government's role in harvesting the organs of Falun Gong practitioners.
“Their published findings, 'Bloody Harvest: Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China,' attracted international attention.
“On Wednesday, they published an even more comprehensive report that finds the scale of organ harvesting has significantly increased. According to these latest findings, the number of China's annual organ transplant surgeries far surpasses Beijing's official estimate of 10,000.
“‘We look at individual hospitals that do transplants through their websites, their publications, their newsletters, their back calendars and patient volume and so on, and at a variety of indicators going hospital by hospital,’ Matas told VOA. ‘There are around 900 hospitals that do transplants. We don't give a specific figure but we can say it is much larger than the 10,000 a year — at minimum 60,000 a year and probably more than that.’”...
“Documentary film corroboration”
“In 2015, Canadian documentary filmmaker Leon Lee won a Peabody Award for Human Harvest, which follows Matas and Kilgour as they interview patients and their family members who went to China to have organ transplant surgery.
“‘In Canada and America, the waiting time to receive kidneys or livers can be two or three years; most of the patients we interviewed waited two weeks at most—it was less than a month before they went to have the surgery,’ Lee told VOA.
“Lee said investigators posing as transplant patients recorded calls to more than 100 hospitals inquiring about problems relating to organ transplant procedures. They discovered that, when asked about the source of the organs, approximately 15 percent of doctors admitted the organs were mainly from Falun Gong practitioners.”...
“Testimonies in exile”
“Before Crystal Chen came to the United States, she was twice detained by Chinese authorities who placed her in a women's forced labor camp in Guangzhou.
“Speaking with VOA from New York, she recalls ‘special health benefits’ Falun Gong practitioners received at the camp.
“‘I remembered they performed blood tests on us Falun Gong practitioners, not just once, but regularly, and it was to prepare for a possible match,’ she said.
“Fellow Falun Gong practitioner Ma Chunmei also completed multiple sentences in a women's forced labor camp in Jilin province before arriving on U.S. soil in 2004. One day in 2002, she was forcibly taken for bone marrow testing at a hospital, despite her otherwise perfect health.”...
“In December 2013, the European Parliament passed a motion urging the Chinese Communist Party officials to stop forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.”...
“On June 13, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution urging China to stop harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience.”...