Authorities should immediately end ghastly exhibitions of dead bodies for profit, political leaders have urged.
Lawmakers want the government to stop macabre displays from being held across the United Kingdom. House of Lords members accuse some event organizers of procuring cadavers out of commercial interest from deceased prison inmates, many of whom are believed to be prisoners of conscience.
Such exhibitions have toured different parts of the world, exposing bodies or body parts of deceased Chinese people. In many cases organizers are unable to produce evidence of written permission from the donors.
This has fueled concern multiple donors could have died from forced live organ harvesting. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) perpetrated this aberrant practice, according to overwhelming evidence presented to the international China Tribunal.
Lord Philip Hunt (Labour and Co-operative) recently introduced the Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill. This proposed legislation amends the existing Human Tissue Act 2004 to ensure donors give consent for organs to be used for transplant, and cadavers to be publicly displayed.
This amendment empowers the constitutional monarchy to cease all possible travel to countries like mainland China for transplant organs. It also lets the government ban the “dreadful travelling circus of body exhibitions.”
Hunt felt compelled to act after visiting the 2018 “Real Bodies” exhibition in Birmingham, 118 miles northwest of London. He was horrified to learn plastinated bodies from Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique were made from dead people without identification and prior written consent.
Meanwhile, Lord David Alton (I) described the display as a “final sneering insult to the victims.” After visiting one “Real Bodies” exhibition he pressed for tough action through legislative reform.
“[Current laws] did not require the coroner to determine how the corpses exhibited in Birmingham had died,” he said according to Bitter Winter. “It should.”
Alton expressed serious concern about the rest of the UK government’s lack of action.
“They should press the WHO hard to lead an international campaign for legislation like this to be enacted elsewhere–combatting and ending these criminal practices,” he said according to the publication.
As previously reported by BL, the United Nations (UN) condemned the CCP for forcing peaceful Christians, Tibetans, Uighur native people, and Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) adherents to undergo blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays and other forms of medical examination without consent. Results were allegedly used to select forced organ harvesting candidates at state-run hospitals and military health facilities across mainland China.
The UN also ordered the CCP to respond promptly and comprehensively to organ harvesting allegations, and let international human rights organizations independently monitor organ harvesting throughout the country.
Baroness Ilora Finlay (I) released emails showing some bodies supplied for plastination in China already had some vital organs removed.
“[This is] suggesting their bodies are the remains from a despicable trade in genocide, organ harvesting, and commercial transplantation in China,” she said according to Bitter Winter.
American author Ethan Gutmann presented a 2020 report at an Uyghur Court session in the Great Wen. The senior researcher from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation confirmed different stages of human organ trafficking occurred at Urumqi and Kashgar airports, as well as during construction of a crematorium–near a concentration camp where illegally detained prisoners are held.
Lord Brian Mackenzie (I) expressed “growing despair” about detentions, gang rapes, sterilizations and organ harvesting of Falun Gong adherents, Uighurs, and other minority groups.
“It is also clear that we are complicit in this denial of basic human rights in providing a ready market for the high demand for organs forcibly taken, in many cases from living prisoners,” he said according to the publication.
Mackenzie is pleased to learn the House of Lords is considering legislative action to ban complicit organ harvesting practises.