Essential Information on Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners in China

Falun Gong practitioners are being systematically killed for their organs in labor and concentration camps across China. This is the message that Dr. Wenyi Wang wanted the world to know when she broke protocol and stopped Hu Jintao's speech at the White House on April 20. While the world's media has focused on her act of civil disobedience, the accumulating evidence pointing towards atrocities, which led Wang to her desperate act, has thus far been largely ignored – with a few significant exceptions.

On March 9 The Epoch Times broke the story that at a provincial hospital in northeast China, doctors were harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit.

As shocking as the initial revelations were, subsequent research has shown that organ theft and murder of Falun Gong practitioners has been a widespread practice for several years.

The most recent evidence includes taped phone conversations with organ transplant doctors in China. These doctors have indicated that they have immediate sources of organs for prospective patients, suggesting a massive live organ bank—one which many of them have said will run out at the end of April. Some of these doctors have openly stated that the organs come from Falun Gong practitioners.

Links to the key articles that were used in the writing this report can be found below.

What We Know

Initially, two key sources came forward to reveal the existence of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp in Shenyang.

One of the sources, "Peter," is a Chinese investigative journalist who worked for a Japanese TV station. The second, "Annie," was a staff member at the hospital, whose neurosurgeon husband extracted the corneas of practitioners there for three years. When,tormented by guilt, he finally confessed his crimes to his wife, he said, "You have no idea of my agony. These Falun Gong practitioners were alive."

Both sources fled to the United States and are risking their lives to expose "a most tragic, inhumane crime."

After nearly three weeks of silence, the Chinese regime issued a statement. On March 28, it denied the existence of the Sujiatun camp. By this time, all remaining Falun Gong practitioners had been removed and the crimes covered up, said the two sources.

On March 31, a third witness came forward, identifying himself as a veteran military doctor. He confirmed the ghastly crimes in Sujitun, revealed 36 other concentration camps, and predicted that it would be "useless" to enter Sujiatun to investigate now "because it is easy to transfer several thousand people" to some of the other camps.

Accordingly, the U.S. government found nothing unusual when the CCP invited officials to tour the facilities on April 14.

The following day, The Epoch Times urgently called upon the U.S. government to go to China and "Dig Deeper and Demand Answers" to potentially save thousands of lives.

The need for haste is based on several important factors. The first is that Sujitun appears to not be an isolated case. As the military doctor stated that "Sujiatun is but one of 36 similar concentration camps all over China." The largest camp, he said, is in Jilin Province and it houses over 120,000 prisoners, large numbers of whom are Falun Gong practitioners.

In a press conference in Washington D.C. on April 20, "Annie" also called Sujiatun "the tip of the iceberg" and advised investigators to look for evidence in labor camps and police stations where Falun Gong practitioners are detained. If inspections are done properly, she said, it would be "impossible to not find evidence of such massive killing."

This investigation might also look into very obvious questions such as how it's possible that 3,000 liver transplants were conducted in China in 2003, when only 78 such operations were performed between 1991 and 1998.

The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) has found that hospitals across China are telling patients to come quickly to receive new organs because the current large supply of good organs will dry up by the end of April. In recorded telephone conversations with numerous hospitals, WOIPFG researchers and reporters from Sound of Hope Radio found staff openly admitting that the organs were from living people, including from Falun Gong practitioners.

It is unclear how the sudden expected drop in organ availability is related to the PRC Ministry of Health's new "Interim Regulation for Human Organ Transplant Practice," ostensibly designed restrict organ theft. The directive will take effect on July 1.

The sense of urgency being pushed by the doctors, coupled with the fact that the legislation was announced on March 27, just a day before the PRC's official denial of Sujiatun, has led some to ponder the unthinkable: That Falun Gong practitioners are now being slaughtered in a final push to make money while removing traces of associated crimes in the process. All of these lines of evidence point towards a terrible atrocity taking place in China today.

To genuinely investigate the situation, a special team of international investigators, called the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) was formed on April 18. Its mission is "to go to every Chinese labor camp, jail, detention center, and hospital where Falun Gong practitioners have been detained" and independently determine the veracity of the claims.

Apr 24,2006
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