Live Organ Removal Tarnishes Olympic Spirit - Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) Canada Issues Statement Calling for Boycott of Olympic Games in Beijing
(Clearwisdom.net) The CIPFG Canada held a press conference in Parliament on May 30, 2007 and issued a statement that "The Olympics and crimes against humanity cannot coexist in China," and "If a response to our requests is not received before August 8, 2007, we will join forces with supporters from around the world to call for a boycott of the Olympic Games 2008."
MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj: "It will be an incredible dark stain on the Chinese republic."
Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, chairman of CIPFG Canada: "I wish the situation didn't exist, but now that it exists, we have no choice but to stand up for this. If we don't stand up for this, and these atrocities continue to happen, we can't justify ourselves, and we can't explain to our kids how we were silent when this thing happened. So everything that is happening just says, 'Speak up, open your mouth, do what you can'. "
Those in attendance included Chairman of CIPFG Canada Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada David Kilgour, MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, former MP Simma Holt from Vancouver, and Dr. Torsten Trey, spokesperson for Doctors Against Organ Harvesting (DAOH).
MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj said, "These are tragedies on the scale and of the type we haven't seen since the Nazi regime. And the name of Dr. Mangele was invoked. How many doctors in China, how many health care practitioners, people that should be working to prevent death--are in fact involved in an industry of death."
He continued, "What's the value of a human life? It appears that the Chinese government has involved themselves in a process that has to put a dollar value to human parts, human organs. What a denigration of what a human being is. What is the true value of a soul lost? Of every one of those lives lost? Of the lives lost that could have been? You can't put a value on it. That's why there are so many people who are incredibly dedicated to this effort. I am hopeful, I am hopeful that before the August deadline, that the Chinese government will realize that this has to stop. It is not worth the millions and millions of dollars that the armies and hospitals are making. It will be an incredible dark stain on the Chinese republic and it will be in the history books. They can't cover this up. It will be written up. It would be much preferred that the history books note that the government put a stop to this death industry as opposed to allowing it to continue and to cover up."
The CIPFG has put forward three requests to the CCP authorities:
1. Stop the persecution of Falun Gong immediately and release all
practitioners incarcerated for their faith.
2. Stop the persecution of friends, supporters and defense lawyers of Falun Gong practitioners (Gao Zhisheng, Li Hong, etc.)
3. Hold discussions with the CIPFG to arrange details for the opening of labor camps, prisons, hospitals and related secretive facilities for inspection by CIPFG independent investigators.
Authors of the "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" David Matas and David Kilgour praised the CIPFG's action.
Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, chairman of CIPFG Canada, said, "I wish the situation didn't exist, but now that it exists, we have no choice but to stand up for this. If we don't stand up for this, and these atrocities continue to happen, we can't justify ourselves, and we can't explain to our kids how we were silent when this thing happened. So everything that is happening just says, 'Speak up, open your mouth, do what you can'."
The CIPFG referred to Article 3 of the Olympic Charter and stated, "Safeguarding human dignity is a fundamental goal of the Olympics. In order to win the right to host the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese regime promised IOC members back in 2001 to improve its human rights record. However, recent reports from the UN and Amnesty International have clearly indicated that human rights have actually been deteriorating in China of late, with the Olympics being used by the regime as a tool of repression. Particularly hard hit is the community of Falun Gong practitioners. Since the Communist regime began its full-scale crackdown on Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, 3036 deaths have been confirmed by overseas reports despite strict information blockades. UN Special Rapporteur Manfred Nowak reported in March 2007 that Falun Gong practitioners accounted for 66 percent of victims of alleged torture while in government custody."
"Since March 2006, witnesses have come forward alleging that the communist regime has built Nazi-style concentration camps to incarcerate Falun Gong practitioners. These camps house a large number of practitioners who have had their organs removed while they were still alive and their bodies cremated afterwards."
Former MP Simma Holt from Vancouver said, "There is nothing to match what is happening in China, to take living bodies and sell them."
Former MP Simma Holt from Vancouver said, "I just want to say this, human rights, violation of human rights and genocide are just words. People don't realize that behind those words is a horror story, beyond anything that Dr. Mangele did during the Holocaust. He was the doctor of death. There is nothing to match what is happening in China, to take living bodies and sell them. As the new Kilgour-Matas report shows, they are financing the army with it. Army doctors are doing it. They wear their uniforms, and they are disappearing. We have no idea, it's up to 3000 that they know of, but there has to be thousands and thousands who have given their bodies and their lives, and sometimes all that is left is the bones which they cremate. And David Matas and David Kilgour found this story. This witness who was in the hospital. Her husband took 2000 corneas, they learned, in two years. They were still alive of course and other surgeons took other parts for sale, and they do the blood testing, according to the evidence, on these decent, healthy, normal, peaceful people that they criminalized."
MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj said, "As a member of parliament, I have certain capacities and resources at my disposal. One of those is proposing legislation. I will be working with members from other parties, members of parliament from other parties to put forward legislation that addresses this issue to make sure that no Canadians are in fact involved in this death industry that you have in China today... People are incredibly dedicated to make sure that this horror that's taking place in the Republic of China ceases. And we have the golden opportunity with the Olympics to highlight this issue and to convince the Chinese government that the time is now to put a stop to this horrific industry."
Dr. Torsten Trey said in the conference, "Organ harvesting practices violate the ethical standards that DAOH believes the medical community to uphold. The current situation is a cruel reminder of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, which served as a figurehead for the Nazi Party to both promote their ideology and simultaneously prepare for the Holocaust."
Dr. Torsten Trey
He continued, "DAOH believes that, given China's current human rights situation, to hold and promote the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 would be to the detriment of the true Olympic spirit. Medical doctors around the world must protest these severe medical crimes. Therefore, until the termination of the live organ harvest practices is verified, DAOH will join an international coalition to call for a boycott of the Olympic Games 2008."
CIPFG is composed of more than 300 renowned international figures and there are four delegations, Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Through investigation of allegations of the CCP's live organ removal for profit, CIPFG intends to expose the facts of the persecution, stop it, and bring those criminals to justice.
The director of CIPFG Australia is Andrew Bartlett, member of the Federal Parliament. The director of CIPFG Europe is Baroness Caroline Cox, senior Senator of the UK. The director of CIPFG Asia is Lai Ching-te, a medical doctor in Taiwan. The members of CIPFG North America include members of Congress, renowned scholars, doctors and lawyers.