A Northern Virginian governing body strongly censured a foreign regime for allegedly butchering humans and selling their organs to U.S. citizens and people around the world.
The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a new resolution that completely condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) forced organ harvesting practices. Peaceful Falun Gong meditation adherents arguably represent the biggest affected group, with an estimated 70 million to 100 million people practicing in mainland China alone.
“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the persecution of Falun Gong and the state-sponsored organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience currently being carried out by the Chinese Communist regime,” the resolution wording said.
The board will make a priority of informing residents about the potential consequences of traveling to mainland China for an organ transplant, especially in cases where the unwilling organ donor dies from the procedure.
“Residents and the medical community servicing Culpeper and the immediate region [should] be informed about the risks of travel to China for organ transplants,” the wording said. “[Our goal is] to help prevent local citizens from becoming accomplices in state-sponsored forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.”
The Board of Supervisors promised to circulate copies of the resolution to Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Department of Health, and Old Dominion State’s congressional delegation.
The county will also bring the matter to the attention of U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-Va.).
“We urge the U.S. government to thoroughly investigate organ transplant practices in China, and take all reasonable steps to end the practice of nonconsensual organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners,” the resolution said.
The board hopes these measures will also help “educate” Culpeper residents and the medical community, following “recent reports of state-sponsored organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.”
Northern Virginia resident and U.S. citizen Tiny Tang grew up in mainland China. She cited an independent Canadian investigation that shows the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) runs an “industrial-scale, state-directed organ transplantation system, controlled through national policies and funding, and implicating both the military and civilian healthcare systems.”
Persecution survivor Ma Chunmei spent four years in jail for refusing to stop doing standing and sitting meditation exercises. She alleged she was tortured and forced to sew jackets for up to 18 hours a day simply for behaving honestly, kindly, and patiently in daily life.
“She was fortunate to escape China with her life. More than 20 of her fellow practitioners were tortured to death,” Tang said, according to the Culpeper-Star Exponent.
Cedar Mountain Supervisor Jack Frazier, who sponsored the presentation, hopes the resolution will prove “very worthwhile” and help raise awareness about this human rights tragedy.
Culpeper County Administrator John Egertson commended Falun Gong as a “fine organization” that is still unfortunately subjected to the CCP’s “terrible [organ harvesting] practice.”