U.S.: Chairperson of Florida Human Rights Board Censures Chinese Communist Regime for Organ Harvesting Crimes
(Minghui.org) The 30th Annual Asian Culture Festival was held in Miami, Florida on March 7-8, 2020. The festival featured local music, food, and culture and attracted many South Florida residents interested in Asian culture. Local Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the event. They set up a booth and demonstrated the exercises. Several people were drawn to the peaceful music and stopped to learn more about the meditation practice.
Adriane Reesey, chairperson of the Broward Human Rights Board and founder of the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, came and spoke with practitioners at their booth. Due to her work in human rights and against human trafficking, Ms. Reesey knows about the harvesting of organs from detained Falun Dafa practitioners in China by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
She told practitioners she researched organ harvesting about 6 years ago. She learned that there is a organ trade market in Israel and most of the organs were taken from Falun Dafa practitioners.
She said, “In a heart transplant, the operation has to be done in a relatively short time as the organ can only be alive for a short period of time outside the body. You can go to China and stay for two weeks for an organ transplant surgery. What people don't realize is that someone will be murdered so that their organs can be used in the transplant. Within these two weeks, one has to carry out blood tests and all other medical examinations in order to find a matching donor before the heart transplant is done. It's the same for kidney and liver transplants.”
She explained, “I've been warning people that for organ transplants like heart [in China], it would cost another person's life.”
Ms. Reesey did the first set of exercises with practitioners, and said, “I am very interested in this.”
When practitioners told her the teachings of Falun Dafa are based on the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”, she said, “Everyone should benefit from following these values.”