(Minghui.org) Nature magazine recently published its list of the ten most influential scientists of the year. One of them is Professor Wendy Rogers of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University of Australia.

Professor Rogers started paying attention to transplantation ethics in 2015 after watching the documentary Hard to Believe. The following year, she became the chair of a nonprofit organization International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).

She led a team to review research papers published by Chinese transplant doctors. She believed the team’s findings, which were published in February 2019, would curb forced organ transplants in China.

Nature cited that a group of international experts had drawn the same conclusion as Professor Rogers. The group, led by Sir Geoffrey Nice, an attorney experienced in prosecuting war criminals, published a paper that questioned the Chinese communist regime’s reported number of transplants and concluded that more prisoners of conscience had their vital organs forcibly taken and that the crime is very likely ongoing.

Under former Party chief Jiang Zemin, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. It established the 610 Office, an extralegal institution whose sole function was to eradicate Falun Gong, under directives to “ruin [practitioners’] reputation, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically.”

Since then, more than 4,300 practitioners are confirmed to have died as a direct result of persecution, and untold numbers have been imprisoned, tortured, subjected to brainwashing and forced labor, and even had their organs taken and sold for transplantation.

The communist regime utilized all state agencies to persecute Falun Gong and implemented a policy of “[counting] all deaths of Falun Gong practitioners as suicides” and “to cremate their bodies without documenting their identities.”

Many jailed practitioners underwent frequent blood tests and other physical tests in prisons and forced labor camps. At the same time, a large number of practitioners disappeared.

The Chinese regime has always denied harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience and claimed that it had established an organ donor system. However, Forbes magazine cited an article from BMC Medical Ethics published on November 16, 2019, that the communist regime carefully fabricated data in the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS) to cover up mass murder.

These papers all arrived at the same conclusion.

International press first reported on China's state-sanctioned organ harvesting crimes in early March 2006. According to reports, more than 36 concentration camps, including Sujiatun, forcibly taking organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

In February 2012, former Chongqing City police chief Wang Lijun requested asylum at the U.S. Consulate in Chongqing. He handed over several documents, including possible evidence of China's organ harvesting crimes, to the U.S. government.

Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas called forced organ harvesting an “unprecedented evil on this planet.” Canadian MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj similarly described it as “the darkest crime of this era.”

In addition to condemning the Chinese regime, some countries have established laws to prevent their citizens from receiving illegal organ transplants in China, including Israel, Spain, Italy, Norway, Belgium, and Taiwan.