British and Australian Media Report on China's Forced Organ Harvesting Atrocities
(Minghui.org) Following the recent release of an updated investigation report on forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China, more and more media in Western society have reported on this atrocity committed by the communist regime. British newspaper The Independent reported on China's massive scale organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners on June 28, 2016. Another in-depth report was published at News.com.au on June 28.
The Independent: “China kills innocent meditators for their organs, report finds – Experts estimate between 60,000 and 100,000 prisoners of conscience are executed annually.”
“The Chinese government continues to illegally harvest organs from its innocent prisoners despite saying it had ended the practice two years ago, a decade-long study has alleged.
“Experts estimate between 60,000 and 100,000 prisoners of conscience are executed annually and have their hearts, livers and other organs removed to use for transplants.
“Hundreds of thousands have had their organs removed at 712 liver and kidney transplant centres across China since 2000, with over 300,000 of those taking place at unregulated centers.
“The report also found many surgeons had simply 'lost count' of the quantity of transplants they had been asked to perform on a daily basis, with some having undertaken as many as six liver removals in one day.
“The findings were published in an updated version of the 2007 study ‘Bloody Harvest: Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China’.
“Falun Gong is a unique form of meditative practice established in 1992 and the Chinese government has fought to eradicate it for decades.
“It has long been believed Falun Gong practitioners are being executed ‘on demand’ by the Chinese government, to compensate for the country’s shortage of organ donors.
“The report was researched and authored by former Canadian secretary of state David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas and journalist Ethan Gutmann to expose widespread medical wrong-doing in the Asian country.
“The Chinese government officially states that 10,000 organ transplants take place in the country each year, but the trio believe this figure is far lower than the real quantity.
“In a statement, Matas said: 'We can easily surpass the official Chinese figure just by looking at the two or three biggest hospitals.
“'That increased discrepancy leads us to conclude that there has been a far larger slaughter of practitioners of Falun Gong for their organs than we had originally estimated.
“'The ultimate conclusion is that the Chinese Communist Party has engaged the state in the mass killings of innocents.'
“Falun Gong practitioners were forced to undergo medical tests before their results were put on a database of living organ sources so quick organ matches could be made, the authors claim.” [...]
News.com.au: “‘A bloody harvest’: Thousands of people slaughtered for their organs, new report reveals”
“The Chinese government continues to carry out mass killings of innocent people in order to obtain their organs for transplants, a damning new report reveals.
“The report — by former Canadian politician David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas, and journalist Ethan Gutmann — shows that organ transplants are carried out in China 10 times more than official government figures reveal.
“'The (Communist Party) says the total number of legal transplants is about 10,000 per year. But we can easily surpass the official Chinese figure just by looking at the two or three biggest hospitals,' Matas said in a statement.
“The report estimates that 60,000 to 100,000 organs are transplanted each year in Chinese hospitals.
“According to the report, the tens of thousands of organ transplants not reported by the government, are sourced from executed prisoners of conscience who were locked up for their religious or political beliefs.
“'That increased discrepancy leads us to conclude that there has been a far larger slaughter of practitioners of Falun Gong for their organs than we had originally estimated,' the report read.
“The ultimate conclusion is that the Chinese Communist Party has engaged the state in the mass killings of innocents, primarily practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises, Falun Gong, but also Uyghurs, Tibetans, and select House Christians, in order to obtain organs for transplants.
“The authors claim that detained Falun Gong practitioners were forced to undergo medical tests before their results were put on a database of living organ sources so quick organ matches could be made.
“Mr. Gutmann said organ harvesting in China dated back almost 20 years when Falun Gong — a spiritual movement based on Chinese traditions — gained momentum.
“'The Chinese Communist Party, alarmed at the growth of the (Falun Gong) movement and fearing for its own ideological supremacy banned the movement in 1999,' Mr. Gutmann said.
“'Falun Gong practitioners were arrested in the hundreds of thousands and asked to recant. If they did not, they were tortured. If they still did not recant, they disappeared. Allegations surfaced in 2006 that the disappeared were being killed for their organs which were sold for large sums mostly to foreign transplant tourists. It is generally accepted that China kills prisoners for organs.'” [...]