Minghui.org, the website dedicated to reporting on Falun Gong (an ancient Chinese self-cultivation practice) just published a list of perpetrators involved in the persecution of Falun Gong in mainland China.
Minghui ‘s collection list of perpetrators
This list is posted on a Minghui-affiliated website and covers a total of 105,580 names with the perpetrators’ personal information and crimes committed against Falun Gong practitioners.
Since the start of the persecution back in 1999, for two decades, Minghui editors have received scores of firsthand reports from across China each and every day, according to the media.
Given the internet and information censorship in mainland China and the severe and brutal state of the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners there, the collection of concerning information can not be deemed an easy task and would put those involved in the effort in severe and, at times, deadly risk.
Minghui posted a notice on its website in May 2019, urging Falun Gong followers all over the world to take immediate action to collect, compile, and submit to Minghui.org information on the perpetrators, their family members, and their assets, so as to locate and verify their identities.
It seeks to raise awareness about the persecution and call on justice—individuals, organizations and countries to support in ending the 20-yearlong persecution.
Several countries have stated they would impose sanctions on human rights perpetrators, in general, and of the persecution of Falun Gong, in particular, including the United States and Canada.
The persecution of Falun Gong
Falun Dafa or Falun Gong is a meditation practice that includes a set of moral teachings based on truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
Its immense popularity, which according to some estimates attracted about 100 million followers in the late 1990s, was perceived by the communist regime as a threat to its authority.
In July 1999, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party at the time, Jiang Zemin, launched a brutal campaign to eradicate the practice under this slogan: “destroy their reputations, ruin them economically, and destroy them physically,” according to Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former Canadian secretary of atate for the Asia-Pacific region, David Kilgour.
Murdered for their organs
During the last 20 years, a massive number of followers of this traditional discipline have suffered arbitrary arrests, detentions, brainwashing, rapes, torture, death, and the horrendous practice of forced organ harvesting, according to human rights lawyer David Matas, also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for co-authoring with Kilgour the research report “Bloody Harvest.”
In June 2016, Kilgour and Matas, together with the writer and defender of Human Rights, Ethan Gutmann, published an update to their previous reports, where they concluded that:
- The volume of organ transplants in China is much higher than official Chinese government statistics indicate.
- The source of most organs for transplantation is the murder of innocents: Uighurs, Tibetans, Christians, and mainly Falun Gong practitioners.
- Organ theft in China is a crime in which the Communist Party, state institutions, the health system, hospitals, and the transplant profession are all complicit.
- The world’s intergovernmental community must establish an independent inquiry into organ transplant abuse in China.
- The global transplant community should connect and collaborate with the Chinese transplant community only if it meets the established criteria.
- Organ tourism to China should not be covered by medical confidentiality but should be openly monitored.
- No nation should allow its citizens to go to China for organs until China allows a full investigation into the removal of organs from prisoners of conscience, both in the past and in the present.
Findings from the final independent China Tribunal in June were presented by international human rights lawyer Hamid Sabi to the U.N. “The commission of crimes against humanity against the Falun Gong and Uighur had been proved beyond reasonable doubt,” said Sabi. He told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that it has been going on “for years throughout China on a significant scale … and continues today.”
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