Falun Gong Events Outside European Parliament Draw Support to End Forced Organ Harvesting
(Minghui.org) After a hearing at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and press conference in Ottawa, Canada, three renowned investigators testified at the European Parliament on June 29 against forced organ harvesting in China.
David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, and human rights lawyer David Matas, published Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China in 2009. Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and investigative journalist, published The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem in 2014.
With more than 2,300 references, the recent update includes a large volume of information collected from media reports, promotional materials in China, medical journals, and hospital websites.
Outside the parliament in Brussels, Belgium, practitioners displayed banners, distributed fliers, and demonstrated the exercises to raise awareness of the atrocities committed against the peaceful practice in China.
A Severe Human Rights Violation
Mira Zujeva, a former European Commission officer, now works at the European Parliament. When stopping to talk with practitioners, she said she was informed about forced organ harvesting in China, and based on what she has read, it is a severe case of human rights violation.
Businessman Mr. Lozz said he was happy to meet Falun Gong practitioners when he came across the event. “China is largest country by population and forced organ harvesting is the most disgraceful act,” he said. “You should go tell all 28 EU Member States, and tell the entire world about this. Everyone should know it.”
Biggest Sorrow of Mankind
Dr. Said, a dentist from Morocco, told practitioners that he had heard about organ harvesting before. “I did not pay attention to it because I did not know it was so bad,” he lamented. “To me, forced organ harvesting is the biggest sorrow of mankind.”
Saddened over those who had lost their lives for their belief, Dr. Said declared that he supports Falun Gong and hopes the European Parliament will take further action.
Police officer Mr. Deichmann was shocked by the tragedy in China. “Everyone should know what is happening,” he said.
Salazar, a German architect, said it is important to inform people what is going on. “We cannot just look at this doing nothing. After all, this is an issue of universal human rights,” he said.