(Minghui.org) “When I saw my father’s body, I could not believe it was real – he was emaciated and covered with bruises. One large area of skin was missing from his face and he had many injuries,” recalled 37-year-old New York resident Ms. Han Yu about her father on the Rick Jensen talk show on December 13.

Ms. Han’s father, Mr. Han Junqing, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Doudian Town of Fangshan District, Beijing. He was arrested in February 2004 for upholding his faith and died three months later, on May 4. The police cremated his body against his family’s will.

Jensen, a winner of the Philadelphia Region Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Talk Show, invited Ms. Han and another guest to appear in a 20-minute special program titled, “Survivor Describes Chinese Communist Government Enslaving Innocent Citizens and Harvesting their Organs for Profit.” Jensen’s talk show is part of WDEL, a commercial AM radio station in Wilmington, Delaware.

Radio talk show host Rick Jensen discussed forced organ harvesting in China in his program on December 13.

Testimony of Victim’s Daughter

“The Chinese communist government can profiteer from harvesting the organs of innocent people in their country,” explained Jensen at the beginning of the program.

Ms. Han saw a long incision on her father’s body that ran from his throat to his chest, and had been stitched with black threads. She tried to open the shirt to see whether the incision extended any further down the chest, but was stopped by police.

Her father’s brother and sister-in-law were also present. They noticed the incision as well. When police officers were not paying attention, they lifted the shirt on the body and saw that the incision extended all the way to the abdomen. They pressed the abdomen and felt ice blocks inside it.

Ms. Han’s father Mr. Han used to suffer from heart disease and high blood pressure, with both legs often infested with pus. After he began to practice Falun Gong in 1997, all these illnesses disappeared. In addition, he quit smoking and drinking, and his bad temper was gone.

Because of practicing Falun Gong, however, Mr. Han was arrested in February 2004 and died in custody on May 4 that year. Over 100 police officers were dispatched to guard his body, which was forcibly cremated without his family’s consent. Ms. Han and her family suspect the cremation was to cover up the crime of organ harvesting.

Two years after Mr. Han’s death, the atrocity of forced organ harvesting was exposed to the public. This crime is referred to as a new form of evil on this planet and still continues today.

DAFOH: Falun Gong Practitioners are the Largest Group of Victims

Jessica Russo, board member for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), was another guest on the Rick Jensen talk show. She said the Western media has hardly covered this atrocity since it was exposed to the public in 2006. For example, after the recent death of Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who launched the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999, few Western media talked about his involvement in the organ harvesting crime. “It's really a shame because this is the largest persecuted group in China,” she explained.

Numerous evidence has confirmed the existence of forced organ harvesting in China. Research in 2016 showed there were between 16,000 and 100,000 organ transplants in China per year. Even if the CCP claims that the organs came from executed prisoners, the numbers do not match because there were many more transplants than executed prisoners. While the number of transplants was increasing, the number of executed prisoners had actually decreased over time. In fact, Amnesty International estimated there are only about 1,700 prisoners being executed each year.

Another issue is voluntary organ donation. There was no organ donation system in China until 2013. Due to cultural reasons, the number of voluntary donations was very low, only about 0.2% in 2017, which could not explain the high supply of organs every year.

Furthermore, the number of organ transplants suddenly increased after the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999. All these supported the fact that Falun Gong practitioners were the main victims of forced organ harvesting. This was also supported by the number of organ transplant centers in China. Before 1999, there were only 150 such centers. By 2006, there were 600 and the rate of growth was 300%. 20 Western pharmaceutical companies supplied medicines related to organ harvesting.

Jensen asked why there was not much pressure from the international community on the CCP to stop such a heinous crime. Russo said the West’s silence on this matter was largely driven by financial interests, as they had many investments in China. In fact, many Chinese surgeons received training in Western medical centers.

In this context, DAFOH has been working closely with elected officials to draft bills that could curb the crime of forced organ harvesting. Three bills are being discussed in the U.S. Congress and Senate. “We need to make sure that our government does not collude with china in the area of transplants. That is a major problem,” she added. “If we cut off our support for china's transplantation, there's no way they [the CCP officials] can continue [the crime].”