Forbes magazine tackles China organ harvesting

Forbes published a report titled “Will We Get To The Bottom Of The Truth On Forced Organ Removal In China?”

The Forbes article began by mentioning the UN International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

The author went on to describe the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living prisoners of conscience, “Over recent years, several researchers (including lawyers and investigators) have been raising the issue of forced organ removal in China, namely, the illegal practice of removing organs from individuals who did not consent to it.”

It continued, “Despite China arguing that there are approximately 10,000 organ transplants being conducted in China per year, all in accordance with the law, researchers suggest that this is far from the truth. Indeed, researchers indicate that the numbers of such transplants are closer to between 60,000 and 100,000 a year, significantly higher than the official Chinese estimate.”

The perpetrators of the crime are officials of the CCP, acting in collaboration with surgeons, prison authorities, and military officials.

Researchers found that most of the organs were obtained through illegal forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong, Tibetan Buddhists, Uighurs, and house Church Christians.

The prisoners of conscience die from the forced organ removal, or more accurately, they are being killed in the process.

Will We Get To The Bottom Of The Truth On Forced Organ Removal In China?

The article goes on to say that many countries are paying more attention to the organ harvesting and criticising China.

For example:

Czech Senate Passes Resolution Calling for End to Persecution of Falun Gong in China
March 26, 2019
The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic passed a resolution expressing support for persecuted groups in China, including Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) practitioners, Christians, Uighurs, and Tibetans.

Croatian Parliament Adopts Convention Against Organ Trafficking
March 24, 2019
The Croatian Parliament voted unanimously on March 1, 2019, to adopt the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, becoming the eighth European nation to ratify the treaty

Canada: Parliamentary Committee Passes Bill S-240 to Counter Organ Trafficking
March 04, 2019
The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian Parliament passed Bill S-240 on February 27, 2019 after a two-day hearing. It will go for its final reading in the House of Commons and the Senate before becoming law.

The bill, which originated in the Senate, includes two aspects of law. One amends the Criminal Code to make it illegal for Canadians to obtain organs abroad without the consent of the donor. The other amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to provide that people involved in forced organ harvesting anywhere in the world are inadmissible to Canada.

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Arkansas Senate Resolution Calls for End to Persecution and Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong in China
March 18, 2019
The Arkansas Senate unanimously passed resolution SR 14, “to encourage the United States Congress and the Arkansas Congressional Delegation to work to end organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China,” on February 28, 2019.

They should be announcing their conclusions soon.

Though I doubt that the Chinese Communist Party will change it’s ways, it may have an effect on the Chinese citizens, who are also dissatisfied with the Party.

Organ Harvesting Tribunal Finds Overwhelmingly Against China

The most hideous crime of the Beijing Communist regime against dissidents and believers testified by witnesses in London. A final judgment is expected around May.
Geoffrey Nice at the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China

Evidence that has emerged during investigations into organ harvesting in China has compelled an adjudicating panel to make an interim judgment overwhelmingly against China. Taking the unusual step of releasing its provisional findings early, the London tribunal into forced organ harvesting in the People’s Republic has found “unanimously, and sure beyond reasonable doubt – that in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time involving a very substantial number of victims.”


Experts Discuss Impact of Independent People’s Tribunal on Organ Harvesting in China

China Tribunal, is the first independent tribunal to examine evidence of the Chinese regime’s targeting of innocent prisoners of conscience to forcibly harvest their organs for transplantation.

Public hearings for the China Tribunal started on December 8, 2018, and ran for three days, during which more than 30 witnesses, including refugees, investigators and doctors presented disturbing evidence.

Following the hearing, scholars and experts condemned the crimes of forced organ harvesting in China, hoping to alert people around the world to the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and calling for legal measures against the persecution.

The final judgment of the tribunal is due in spring 2019.

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Legislation to curb transplant tourists receiving illicit organs can have a big impact, says rights lawyer

China’s organ transplant industry grew exponentially in the early 2000s and today, China is the go-to country for transplant tourists from around the world. Despite the fact that organ donation is minimal in China, organs are plentiful, and the wait-times range between a few days and two months—something out of the question in any other country.

Furthermore, patients have reported that their transplant surgeries were scheduled ahead of time. The stark reality of what this means was brought home to Israeli heart transplant surgeon Dr. Jacob Lavee in 2005, when a patient told him he was going to China for a heart transplant and the operation was already scheduled for a specific date.

Realizing that this could only be the result of forced organ harvesting, Dr. Lavee spearheaded the crafting of Israel’s Organ Transplant Law which came into effect in 2008, essentially banning the purchase and sale of human organs.

The move has had a significant impact in reducing transplant tourism from Israel, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation in December 2012. Similar legislation is in the works in Canada; the private member’s bill S-240 to combat organ trafficking is currently under study by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

A report by Organs Watch, an organization based at the University of California, identified transplant tourists from Canada as among the top organ-buyers in the world.

Dr. Jeff Zaltzman, the head of renal transplants at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, has said that at least 50 of his patients have gone to China for transplants. Zaltzman said at a 2014 forum on forced organ removal that what is happening in China has created a third kind of donor that is not found in developed countries like Canada. He calls them “living dead donors.”

The Nightmare of Human Organ Harvesting in China
Wall Street Journal

Transplants far outnumber official donors. Prisoners of conscience evidently account for the difference.

China stands accused of a gruesome trade in human organs. It’s difficult to prove, because the victims’ bodies are disposed of and the only witnesses are the doctors, police and prison guards involved. Even so, the evidence supports a damning verdict.

The charge is that many prisoners of conscience—Falun Gong members, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists and “underground” Christians—have been subjected to medical testing and had their organs forcibly removed. Those organs have fed an enormous trade in organ transplants.

h/t Lily


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