In Northumberland, a county in North East England, U.K., two women attended a board meeting on Dec.16. They hoped that the supervisors would pass a resolution informing residents and the medical community about the dangers of traveling to China for an organ transplant due to reports of state-sponsored organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.

Connie Reed attended the Board of Supervisors meeting with a silent companion who is a survivor of the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The survivor was a practitioner of Falun Gong or Falun Dafa, a spiritual practice to improve both mind and body, which became popular in China in the 1990s, with tens of millions of followers.

Many people’s lives have been changed due to the practice, which has helped them become better persons according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

The growth of this peaceful spiritual movement alarmed the CCP’s atheist ideological supremacy, as it represented a revival of ancient Chinese tradition and spirituality.

The communist regime started unprecedented persecution of Falun Gong in 1999 and began a cruel suppression that still exists.

Reed revealed that her companion’s husband was murdered while attempting to defend her. As a result, the woman was imprisoned for seven years and forced to work as a slave for up to 18 hours daily producing jackets, News on the neck reported.

In addition, she and other Falun Gong practitioners were subject to blood tests while in prison. Reed noted that this is one of the tests performed to establish organ compatibility for organ harvesting.

Her companion served as a source of both slave labor and organ transplantation.

On Sept. 17, the first day of the Global Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, a group of eight physicians from Europe, Asia, and North America reported on the compelling allegations of illegal organ harvesting under China’s communist regime, which persists to this day.

The health professionals detailed the extreme brutality suffered by victims of forced organ harvesting by the CCP. They made recommendations on stopping and preventing such atrocities, as reported by the Minghui.org website.

Professor Li Huige, professor of pharmacology at the Mainz University Medical Center in Germany, was one of the eight doctors who spoke on the first day of the event. He described four types of organ harvesting based on testimonies and publications of witnesses who managed to escape from the CCP—dominated regime.

The first two types refer to death row prisoners, and the following two types include prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.

David Beyda, chairman and professor of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona, another of the eight speakers, stated that “people are imprisoned as merchandise to supply organs, instead of being treated as human beings.”

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