An international peace and security watchdog strongly condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for killing people to sell their organs.

The United Nations (U.N.) is “extremely alarmed” about the CCP’s alleged organ harvesting against those jailed for their beliefs in mainland China.

The intergovernmental organization cited “credible information” that clearly shows that peaceful Falun Gong, Uighur, Tibetan, Muslim and Christian people are forcibly subjected to blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, and other forms of medical examination without consent. This is despite the absence of any requirement for prisoners of conscience to have such medical tests.

“Forced organ harvesting in China appears to be targeting specific ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities held in detention—often without explaining the reasons for their arrest; or they are given arrest warrants—at different locations,” the U.N. said in a statement. “We are deeply concerned by reports of discriminatory treatment of the prisoners or detainees based on their ethnicity and religion or belief.”

The organization also criticized the CCP for registering test results in a living source database for “organ allocation.” State-run healthcare providers allegedly use the information to find potential buyers who can pay anywhere up to $1 million per organ.

“According to the allegations received, the most common organs removed from the prisoners are reportedly hearts, kidneys, livers, corneas and, less commonly, parts of livers,” the organization said. “This form of trafficking with a medical nature allegedly involves health sector professionals, including surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical specialists.”

The U.N. ordered the CCP to promptly and comprehensively answer the allegations and let international human rights organizations independently monitor organ harvesting across mainland China.

The organization’s human rights experts previously contacted the CCP about these disturbing allegations in 2006 and 2007. However, the CCP failed to provide detailed information on “waiting times for organ allocation, or information on the sources of organs.”

This lack of transparency became a significant obstacle to successfully identifying and protecting “victims of trafficking” as well as investigating and prosecuting any suspected traffickers.

“Despite the gradual development of a voluntary organ donation system, information continues to emerge regarding serious human rights violations in the procurement of organs for transplants in China,” the U.N. experts said in the statement.

The CCP has further inflicted suffering on grieving family members by preventing them from collecting the deceased’s body and quickly cremating the remains.

“We believe this is genocide and it is now the time for U.N. and international community to take action, and immediately stop the forced organ harvesting in China,” Toronto expatriate and Falun Dafa Association of Australia President, Dr. Lucy Zhao said according to News Limited.

Macquarie University clinical ethics professor Wendy Rogers added that forced organ harvesting is “continuing, with Uighurs and Falun Gong practitioners [being] the main victims.”

Ethan Gutmann, an Asia expert who grew up in Southern Vermont, previously estimated the CCP’s organ black market could be worth between $8 billion and $9 billion each year, according to the Minghui website.

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