An international coalition of nongovernment organizations wants the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to end its forced organ harvesting practices completely.
At least 117 organizations have urged the CCP to immediately stop killing people to sell their organs for a significant profit.
The headquarters of the Dallas, Texas, Vietnam Democracy Center (VDC) confirmed it recently supported the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China. Its mission is to end the CCP’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting.
The VDC will help the coalition and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation organize a free online conference for Feb. 24 to discuss the plight of both Uighur native people and peaceful Falun Gong meditation adherents, both of whom the CCP allegedly targets for their organs.
“The organizers hope this conference will shed more light on these crimes of unmatched wickedness,” VDC organizer David Tran said in a statement. “Transparency in itself is empowerment.”
Tran hopes everybody will realize organ harvesting does not only affect the Chinese community—anybody could become a victim.
“It is not just the harvesting of their organs. It is also a harvesting of their life,” he said. “For the rest of us, it robs us of our humanity and forever poisons our capacity of being human.”
He hopes that resisting the CCP’s unethical medical practices will help the world stand a better chance of defending itself from the death and destruction of communism.
“What is needed now is the recognition that it is not just a Falun Gong or Uighur issue but humanity’s problem,” he said. “To stop such a terrible catastrophe, it requires nothing short of the whole of humanity to act.”
Sir Geoffrey Nice QC will deliver a keynote speech on the latest findings of the China Tribunal. Nice successfully prosecuted former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic at the United Nations’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The virtual conference will be held at the following times:
- Feb. 24, 2021: 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
- Feb. 24, 2021: 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time
- Feb. 24, 2021: 10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Central European Time
- Feb. 25, 2021: 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors in Virginia recently adopted a resolution to condemn the CCP’s “illegal and immoral” state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in mainland China.
“Frederick County residents should be fully informed of the organ source in China before they make the decision to engage in organ tourism in China,” the resolution said according to the Winchester Star.
The board made the statement after about 220 locals, and residents with ties to refugees from China signed a petition letter to the county.
“The practice of organ harvesting in China has received almost no coverage in U.S. media,” Fairfax County resident Alex Wang said according to the paper. “As a result, we find that many residents here in Frederick County have never heard of this issue.”
Fairfax County Falun Gong volunteers thanked the board for standing up to the Chinese Communist Party.
“We cannot stop the Chinese Communist Party from this crime but we can prevent county residents from becoming the unwitting accomplices to the murder of innocent people,” Tiny Tang said according to the Star.
From 1992 to 1999, Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) enjoyed immense popularity, with an estimated 70 million to 100 million people practicing in mainland China alone. The practice has also spread to the United States and more than 70 countries globally, while Falun Gong books have been translated into over 40 different languages.
However, the CCP grew increasingly unsettled by its rapid growth and the high number of influential party members who had joined. Late in 1999, Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin decided to arbitrarily arrest and torture adherents to death, confiscated and destroyed more than 2 million Falun Gong books, and ordered state-run media to publish hundreds of articles that defamed the practice.
The two-decade human rights crisis has caused at least 4,363 known Falun Gong adherents to be persecuted to death, with “tens of thousands more [cases] to be confirmed,” according to the latest data collected by the Minghui website. The CCP’s policy to cremate the dead bodies of victims without asking permission from family members has only added to the difficulty in ascertaining exactly how many Falun Gong adherents have been persecuted to death since 1999.