Latest UN Report Discusses CCP Atrocities: Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) According to a Sound of Hope radio station report on May 9, 2007, the 2007 UN report recently released includes the latest report by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak. He summarized particular cases in his report. In addition to cases related to Falun Gong, he also listed cases about Gao Zhisheng and organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners. The following is the portion in his report on the CCP harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners.
It is reported that organ harvesting has been inflicted on a large number of unwilling Falun Gong practitioners at a wide variety of locations, for the purpose of making available organs for transplant operations. Vital organs including hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas were systematically harvested from Falun Gong practitioners at Sujiatun Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, beginning in 2001.
The practitioners were given injections to induce heart failure, and therefore were killed in the course of the organ harvesting operations or immediately thereafter.
It is reported that employees of the following transplant centers have indicated that they have used organs from live Falun Gong practitioners: Zhongshan Hospital Organ Transplant Clinic in Shanghai, Qianfoshan City Liver Transplant Hospital in Shandong, Nanning City Minzu Hospital in Guangxi Autonomous Region, Jiaotong University Liver Transplant Center in Shanghai, Zhengzhou Medical University Organ Transplant Center in Tianjin City, Tongji Hospital in Wuhan in Hunan and General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Regional in Guangdong.
It is reported that employees from the following detention facilities have indicated that organs from Falun Gong detainees have been used for transplants: Mishan Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province, First Detention Center of Qinhuangdao City in Hebei.
After the organs were removed, the bodies were cremated, and no corpses remain to examine for identification as the source of an organ transplant. Once the organs were removed they were shipped to transplant centers to be used for transplants for both domestic and foreign patients.
Officials from the following detention facilities have indicated that courts have been involved in administering the use of organs from Falun Gong detainees, namely: Qinhuangdao Intermediate People's Court in Hebei Province, First Criminal Bureau of the Jinzhou Intermediate People's Court and Kunming Higher People's Court.
It is reported that there are many more organ transplants than identifiable sources of organs, even taking into account figures for identifiable sources, namely: estimates of executed prisoners annually, of which a high percentage of organs are donated; willing donor family members, who for cultural reasons, are often reluctant to donate their organs after death; and brain-dead donors.
Moreover, the reportedly short waiting times that have been advertised for perfectly-matched organs would suggest the existence of a computerized matching system for transplants and a large band of live prospective donors. It is alleged that the discrepancy between available organs and numbers from identifiable sources is explained by organs harvested from Falun Gong practitioners, and that the rise in transplants from 2000 coincides and correlates with the beginning of the persecution of these persons.
Contrary to the [CCP]Government assertion that human organs have been prohibited from sale, in accordance with the 1991 WHO guiding principles, it has been reported that up to this time Chinese law has allowed the buying and selling of organs; has not required that donors give written permission for their organs to be transplanted; there has been no restriction on the institutions which could engage in organ harvesting or transplants; there was no requirement that the institutions engaged in transplants had to verify that the organs being transplanted were from legal sources; and there was no obligation to have transplant ethics committees approve all transplants in advance. Moreover, evidence exists, for example, that at least up until April 2006 price lists for organ transplants in China were published on the Internet.