On March 1, China’s official media echoed the success achieved after performing ‘the world’s first double lung transplant’ on a 59-year-old patient infected with the coronavirus.
According to state media such as Xinhua, the operation that took place on Feb. 29 had a male donor who was brain dead and whose lungs were brought in on a high-speed train from outside Jiangsu Province.
Among the objectives of the specialists performing the transplant was to give hope to all critically ill coronavirus victims, however the medical procedure left at the same time serious doubts about its transparency.
One day after the operation was performed in Wuxi Village, the final judgement of the London-based independent court on the forced removal of organs in China was announced.
Six months after the court heard from the witnesses, the team of human rights specialists, led by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, detailed how the Chinese regime has been falsifying official data on the number of transplants performed.
The experts’ findings highlighted the short time it takes for a person from abroad who is willing to pay for an organ transplant in China to access it, while regulations on the procedure for transplants in other countries take several years.
In an article in Bitter Winter magazine, researcher Ruth Ingram wrote: “The patient, who on February 24th, was given days to live following rapid deterioration of his lung function, had only to wait a matter of five days before a perfectly matching, ‘consenting,’ brain-dead donor could be found, conveniently a mere seven hours by high speed train to Wuxi, where the operation was to take place.”
According to the document, the number of organ transplants in China in recent years has been growing exponentially despite Beijing’s commitment to stop taking organs from people on death row after signing an agreement.
Ingram explained, “The full tribunal report contains shocking new evidence that President Jiang Zemin (1993-2003) himself issued the order to harvest organs from Falun Gong practitioners, and that Chinese government complicity is evidenced at every turn.”
Falun Gong is a spiritual discipline that was introduced to the public in China in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi. This ancient Chinese discipline achieved great public acceptance due to its health benefits for body and mind, culminating in nearly 100 million practitioners.
However, the Chinese communist regime since 1999 used the state apparatus and the media to incite a smear campaign against Falun Gong because the practitioners were outnumbering the members of the Chinese Communist Party, thus making them the target of all kinds of torture.
According to the descriptions in the final report drawn up by the London-based court, the rankings on the number of organ transplants offered in China are “contradictory” and “implausible” and much of that information would have been “encouraged” by large sums of money.
Geoffrey Nice, the tribunal’s president and expert war crimes prosecutor, said, “The conclusion shows that very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason, that more may suffer in similar ways …”
“And that all of us live on a planet where extreme wickedness may be found in the power of those who are, for the time being, running a country with one of the oldest civilizations known to modern man, which we should be able to respect and from which we should be able to learn,” he added.
Ingram concluded the article by saying, “News today that China is trumpeting another first for its own indomitable band of medical lion hearts, in the face of the highest odds that the coronavirus could throw at them, should fall on unimpressed and deeply skeptical ears.”
“Serious questions, not adulation, should be asked about future operating room heroics, particularly when they involve further double lung transplants at short notice,” she concluded.