In a terrifying report, a panel of United Nations (UN) human rights experts denounced that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is carrying out thousands of organ removals from prisoners of conscience, political and religious dissidents, to market them in the million-dollar business of illegal organ sales.
According to human rights experts, the CCP removes hearts, kidneys, livers, and corneas from at least 100,000 prisoners each year, with a government “proxy” organ trafficking network operating on a large scale. The forced organ harvesting program rakes in $1 billion a year, the report claims.
The main victims of this brutal business are CCP dissident prisoners who are usually held in isolation, without contact with their families or lawyers, and especially religious prisoners, including Uyghur Muslims and Falun Gong practitioners, who also enjoy excellent health due to their healthy habits, guaranteeing top-quality organs.
Despite compelling allegations of forced organ harvesting, the international community remains powerless to stop the slaughter, as agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to accept the totalitarian government’s inadequate and misleading hospital data.
As detailed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, credible information indicates that detainees belonging to ethnic, linguistic, or religious minorities may be forcibly subjected to blood tests and organ examinations, such as ultrasound scans and X-rays. The results of the tests are recorded in a database of live organ sources that facilitates the allocation of organs when a buyer makes inquiries.
The British media, The Daily Mail, revealed the harrowing testimony that one Falun Gong practitioner Jinato Liu, gave before the UN experts.
“I was imprisoned for more than two years in a cell with about eight drug addicts, who were routinely induced to abuse Falun Gong practitioners,” Lui recounted. The cell had a surveillance camera installed, so the guards knew everything that went on inside. “One day a drug-addicted prisoner was beating my back and waist and another one came in and yelled, ‘Don’t damage his organs!'”
Another Falun Gong member, Yu Xinhui, who spent six years behind bars, said a doctor in the prison system had tried to warn of the horror. “Don’t go against the Communist Party, they will take your liver without you even realizing it.”
The investigation further notes that the trafficking scheme relies heavily on qualified health care workers who should respect the Hippocratic oath, including “surgeons, anesthesiologists and other medical specialists,” as well as the involvement of various public sector professionals.
One of the controversial issues in China’s organ transplant system is that recipients can book surgeries at specific times and locations. In other medical systems, this does not happen because surgeons cannot predict when a person who has chosen to be an organ donor will die.
Under a WHO-approved ethical protocol, organs are allocated to the most urgent patient on the transplant list who is within a reasonable distance of the hospital.
The Daily Mail article draws an interesting parallel between what is happening in China with the new South Korean mini series “the squid game” that is making waves on Netflix.
While the Asian drama is obviously fictional and a scathing critique of modern South Korean life and corruption, one of the show’s subplots brings into focus the appalling reality in China: the black market in organ harvesting and sales.
Allegations of forced organ harvesting under China’s communist regime began several years ago. David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific, together with David Matas, a renowned international human rights lawyer, decided to thoroughly investigate and expose this horrific genocide.
The results of their investigation were published on July 20, 2006, in a document entitled “Report on Allegations of Organ Harvesting by Falun Gong Practitioners in China”.