(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of April 21, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wenyi Wang was released without bail by a Washington D.C. court on condition that she must appear for a hearing on May 3. Some local practitioners held a press conference outside the court. Washington D.C. think tanks, NGOs and human rights lawyers spoke out in succession calling on the international community to pay close attention to the CCP's crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
During President Bush's meeting with Hu Jintao on the lawn of the White House, while attending as reporter, practitioner Wenyi Wang spoke out loudly for more than two minutes, calling on President Bush and Hu to stop the persecution. She was then taken away by security. On April 21, a judge announced that a hearing would be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 3, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day declared by the United Nations.
Wenyi Wang gives an interview after release
Wenyi Wang said: "Recently two key witness have stepped forward in succession to publicly testify about the CCP's crimes of harvesting organs from practitioners. As a physician, I cannot tolerance such inhumane crimes. Medical professionals are supposed to save people' lives." Meanwhile, she stated clearly that her appeal was her own and was not influenced by any organization or group.
The Wenyi Wang Appeal Linked to the Persecution of Falun Gong
The press conference was hosted by human rights lawyer, Dr. Terri Mash. She said that one cannot separate Ms Wang's appeal from the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China and the crime of harvesting organs from living practitioners and then cremating the bodies. Otherwise, it would be just like discussing Dr. Martin Luther King without discussing the civil rights movement, or discussing Gandhi without discussing his non-violent movement.
Dr. Marsh invited all people at the press conference to put the incident in a larger perspective--the ongoing persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners who live by the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance".
Dr. Marsh said that mounting evidence indicates that those peaceful, kind and compassionate people are being killed in labor camps and hospitals all over China. While they are still alive, their organs are removed for profit.
"As an expert and physician, Dr. Wang once vowed to save lives. However, doctors in China are murdering people instead of saving lives." Dr. Marsh said. She again asked people to put Ms. Wang's appeal into this larger perspective.
Falun Gong Practitioners Facing the Most Severe Persecution in Human History
The press conference outside a Washington D.C. court
Michael Horowitz, Director of the Hudson Institute's Project on Civil Justice Reform and Project on International Religious Liberty, said that he had collected some Chinese websites' information in English or Japanese. Those websites wrote: You want several thousands organs, come here and we have them. "This is the persecution Falun Gong practitioners are facing," he said.
He said that we bystanders will eventually learn that they are the people who are being persecuted most severely. We have reason to believe that those repressive regimes most fear people who do not fear them.
Call for Full Investigation of Chinese Labor Camps
When interviewed, Executive Director of the World Human Rights Organization (WHRO) Timothy Cooper said: There is no question that the U.S. government needs to perform an in-depth investigation into the claims of organ harvesting from living Falun Gng practitioners in Chinese labor camps and concentration camps. The Chinese Communist regime announced that it would allow the international community to investigate three weeks after the claim. This action of transferring detainees and destroying evidence indicates that we need to further investigate all Chinese labor camps.
Cooper called on the U.S. government and UN anti-torture organization to go into all Chinese labor camps to perform a full investigation. He also hoped to sue the Chinese Communist Party for crimes against humanity.
Saddened by Media silence
Australian practitioner Jennifer Zeng was unlawfully detained in a Chinese labor camp for her belief in Falun Gong. While incarcerated, she was threatened that she would be sent to an unidentified location in northeast China for detention and she would never come back alive if she didn't denounce Falun Gong.
Ms. Zeng said: I feel very sad for media. When witnesses exposed the atrocities of harvesting organs from living practitioners, a crime never heard of in the past, the media are still remaining silent. They didn't turn their cameras to Falun Gong before Wenyi Wang protested in such an unusual way. This is really ironic.
Ms. Zeng said: "Some reporters claimed that the persecution has lasted 7 years and the persecution of Falun Gong is not newsworthy any more. However, each individual persecuted to death is a life. As media and government officials, you should ask your conscience what you should do."
Falun Gong practitioners who participated in the press conference unfurled banners exposing the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs and called for urgent action to rescue the practitioners persecuted in China.