China’s Organ Harvesting Atrocities Under the Spotlight in Italy

December 24, 2013 | By Falun Gong practitioners in Italy

(Minghui.org) The issue of forced live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners has garnered a fair amount of attention in Italy recently, both in the media and in the Senate. Evidence and expert testimonies were presented at a Senate hearing organized by the Human Rights Committee in the Italian Parliament on December 19.

Major Italian media outlets such as Corriere della Sera (Evening Courier) and RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) reported on the hearing and exposed the crimes of organ harvesting in China.

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A screenshot of the RAI online article: “Shocking Report: Prisoners Killed for Their Organs.” RAI is Italy’s national public broadcasting company, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

“People at the Commission on Human Rights Senate hearing were shocked to hear of the systematic and forced removal of organs from prisoners of conscience in China, especially Falun Gong practitioners,” So begins the RAI report.

Mr. David Matas, a world-renowned human rights attorney and an expert on the issue of forced organ harvesting in China, told RAI that he is convinced that large-scale forced live organ harvesting has been ongoing to this day. He describes organ harvesting in China as “a militarized system.” Military hospitals are involved in the organ trade.

“I cannot summarize so many years of investigation in just a few minutes,” said Mr. Matas as he began his testimony at the Senate hearing. He started his independent investigation on organ harvesting in China in 2006.

Prior to his investigation, a reporter from a Japanese TV station and the wife of a Chinese surgeon broke the news in the United States. These two witnesses revealed that Falun Gong practitioners detained in a labor camp near a hospital in northeastern China were used as a live organ pool. When the hospital needed an organ for transplant, they would search for matching organs in the labor camp. When a match was found, this practitioner’s organs were subsequently sold, and he or she would be killed in the process.

A patient from Europe or other countries can get a matched organ in a matter of one to two weeks. Such a patient normally has to wait for years in Europe. Mr. Matas and Mr. David Kilgour, a former Canadian diplomat and crown prosecutor, have concluded that 41,500 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to forced organ harvesting between 2000 and 2005.

Media Reports on Falun Gong Activities in Chinatown

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Falun Gong practitioners gather to practice the exercises every Saturday morning at a park in the center of Chinatown in Prato

Despite the brutal persecution in China, the peaceful practice continues to gain popularity worldwide. Major local media in Prato, a city with a large Chinese population in Tuscany, Italy, recently reported on Falun Gong practitioners’ weekly Saturday exercises in Chinatown. The TV interview attracted quite a few Chinese visitors. Some of them took materials regarding the persecution. The news was broadcast on TV Prato during prime time on November 30, 2013.

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Australian Media Reveals That Large Numbers of Patients Continue Traveling to China for Organ Transplants

November 08, 2013 | By Minghui correspondent Xia Chunqing in Melbourne, Australia

(Minghui.org) “About five years ago a whole cluster of them [patients]went off to China together and returned with transplanted kidneys. The donors were convicts about to be executed and the blood and tissue types had already been matched.”

This is what Nephrologist Dr. David Goodman from Melbourne, Australia told a reporter from Fairfax Media, one of Australia’s largest media companies, during a recent interview.

What Dr. Goodman said indirectly showed that there is a bank of live, involuntary “donors” whose organs are earmarked for harvesting. The number vastly exceeds that of Chinese convicted of capital crimes and awaiting execution.

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald , two Melbourne newspapers published an article written by Mandy Sayer on October 5, 2013.

The article states that, “Today there are about 1600 people on the donor waiting list in Australia, yet in 2010 there were only 13.8 donors per million people.”

According to the article this mainly has to do with Australia’s national situation. Australia is a culturally diverse country, different communities have different life styles and religious beliefs. The article gave examples such as, “Muslims don’t like to donate or receive organs. Neither do indigenous Australians and some parts of the Jewish community.”

The article said that the average waiting time for a kidney transplant in Australia is four years. “The reason why the kidney transplant list is so long, is because dialysis can keep patients alive indefinitely, while those diagnosed with heart, liver, or pancreatic failure don’t have any form of life support and many will die waiting for a donor,” said nephrologist Dr. David Goodman, of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Patients Travel to China for Kidney Transplants

While patients wait for organs to be available for them, rumors circulated that they can quickly get matched organs in China.

The reporter from Fairfax Media asked Dr. Goodman about organ tourism, if he “ has ever had dialysis patients disappear, only to reappear two weeks later with a scar on their torsos.”

“Multiple times,” Dr. Goodman said. “About five years ago a whole cluster of them went off to China together and returned with transplanted kidneys. The donors were convicts about to be executed and the blood and tissue types had already been matched.”

Dr. Goodman added, “I have strong objections to organ tourism. The donors feel abused. There’s no follow-up care in China, and other countries. The patients only get five days’ worth of medicine after the operation so they fly back to Australia and get a cab straight from the airport to the emergency room.”

Kevin Green, Victorian chairman of Transplant Australia is also a kidney patient. He had to wait on dialysis for eight years before receiving a kidney in 2009.

When the reporter asked him if he ever considered organ tourism during his long wait, he admitted he had. “After about five years on dialysis I’d almost had it and was tempted to go to China.”

But then he changed his mind. “First of all, the fee was $25,000 upfront. It’s only an option for the rich. And secondly, if your body rejects that organ you can never get back on the transplant list in Australia,” he said.

Australian Media Reveal the Chinese Regime’s “Killing on Demand” of Prisoners for Organs

Australian patients never realized that they are becoming customers of “killing on demand” of prisoners for their organs. The Chinese regime executes 2000 to 3000 prisoners on death row each year. Their published data show that in 2005, there were 20,000 organ transplants; in 2008, there were 86,800 kidney transplants, 14,643 liver transplants, far more than the number of death row inmates.

Where did these large numbers of organs come from?

Australia’s News Weekly published a commentary article written by Jeffry Babb on May 11, 2013. The title of the article is “Human Rights: China’s grisly organ theft: their crime, our shame.”

The article pointed out, “No one leaves this butcher’s shop alive; that’s why no one talks about it. Nobody knows how many of China’s Falun Gong practitioners have been subject to “involuntary organ-harvesting.”

Mr. Babb said, “Why do we know this is happening? First, we have reliable reports that it is going on. Second, China is offering transplant services which can only be supplied if the donors are ‘slaughtered to order’.”

Forced Organ Harvesting Is a Violation of the Most Basic Human Rights

Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, professor of Medicine, Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney, and a contributor to State Organs:Transplant Abuse in China, said, “Killing someone to sell their organs for transplantation… is a violation of the most basic human right – the right to life itself.”

Source: http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/11/19/136367.html

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Sydney, Australia: Doctors Sign to End Forced Organ Harvesting at International Transplant Conference (Photos)

December 02, 2013 | By Minghui correspondent Hua Qing in Sydney

(Minghui.org) Many doctors and attendees of the 12th Congress of the International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) signed the petition to help stop forced organ harvesting in China.

Even during the pouring rain on the afternoon of November 22, they stopped and signed the petition. They didn’t mind the hassle or getting wet.

An Offer of Assistance

A doctor from Japan told Falun Gong practitioners that Chinese doctors made a presentation to deny the charges of involuntary organ harvesting in China on the first day of the conference. He volunteered to distribute practitioners’ materials to the participating doctors to spread the truth.

A Four-Day Event

The 12th Congress of ISODP was held in the Sydney Convention Center November 21-24, 2013. Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney set up tables at multiple locations, such as downtown Sydney, in front of Town Hall, and in Chinatown during the four-day meeting, collecting signatures for a petition calling for an end to forced organ harvesting from living practitioners.

Some of the attendees had heard about what is taking place in China from the organization “Doctors against Forced Organ Harvesting” (DAFOH) and other channels and had signed the petition in their local areas. More of them learned about forced organ harvesting by studying photo displays during the conference and speaking to practitioners. They signed the petition and expressed their support for an end to the crime of forced organ harvesting in China.

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Doctors and locals sign the petition calling for an end to forced organ harvesting in China

Doctors: This Atrocity Must Be Stopped Immediately

A doctor from the Northern Territory of Australia told the reporter that he had heard about this horrible practice and signed the petition.

“This is ‘killing for organs,’” he said. “It must be immediately stopped because it is unethical and against human rights.”

Another doctor who signed the petition told a practitioner that he declined an opportunity to go to China to give a speech after he heard about the forced organ harvesting atrocities being committed there.

Helping to Spread the Truth

A doctor and his assistant from Argentina learned about the forced organ harvesting in China for the first time. Alarmed and indignant, they approached the practitioners’ booth in front of Sydney’s Town Hall and signed the petition. They also took photos in front of the banner that practitioners held. They said they were duty-bound to tell their friends about these atrocities.

Some young people in Australia also signed the petition and promised to spread the information widely.

Lola and Christine were very indignant after they heard a practitioner explain the situation to them and said they would definitely sign the petition to save lives. They would also post the information on their Facebook pages so that more people would learn about it.

Three high school students signed the petition to express their support and said that they would also widely spread the news on their Facebook pages. They said they would recommend that their principal include the information in an open letter to the school, so that their friends and relatives would learn about it and sign the petition to express their support.

Condemning the Chinese Regime for Misleading the Public

A doctor from Japan told a practitioner that he supported their efforts and would take informational materials to help distribute among doctors inside the convention center. He also told the practitioner that a Chinese doctor denied Falun Gong practitioners’ allegations on forced removal of organs in a speech during the first day’s meeting.

The practitioner explained to him how the Chinese regime lies to deceive the public. He said that China recently announced its intention to phase out the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners by 2015 and to introduce the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS), a computerized organ-allocation system.

However, DAFOH released a statement on Minghui.org on September 16, 2013, that revealed the regime’s announcement to be a lie.

According to DAFOH’s statement: “COTRS lacks transparency: the matching process and information about the organ donors are not open to the public or to an independent third party. With regard to the announced 2015 timeframe, Chinese officials speak vaguely of ending the reliance on executed prisoners, and not of the complete cessation.”

DAFOH recalled that, in 2007, the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) pledged to the World Medical Association (WMA) to end the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners. Six years after China made that pledge, it still has not ended the practice and continues to perform more than 10,000 transplantations every year. Today, the Chinese regime only offers an indefinite timeframe—to “phase out” the practice.

DAFOH commented that China’s recent announcement is only empty talk, yet another lie to fend off pressure from the outside world.

With more people becoming aware of the Chinese regime’s criminal acts, this awareness will help people see clearly the Chinese Communist Party for what it is and help put this crime against humanity to an end.

To find DAFOH’s statement, please read: http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2013/10/3/142509.html

The signature drive during the 12th Congress of ISODP is one part of the ongoing global signature collection drive initiated by Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting since June 2013. The petition will be submitted to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner to pressure the Chinese regime to immediately stop the forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China.

As of the end of October, 800,000 signatures have been collected. Thousands of medical doctors and professionals signed the petition, condemning the unethical forced organ harvesting.

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Collection of Evidence of Live Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party

(Minghui.org) The following is the foreword and table of contents to the collection of evidence by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG). To read or download the report in its entirety please go to: http://www.upholdjustice.org/node/241.

Foreword

From March 9th, 2006 on, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) has collected a large amount of evidence in the ongoing investigation on organ transplant centers in hospitals in 30 provinces in mainland China, cities, autonomous regions from the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC), military, armed police and local areas. This collection of evidence confirms that the Chinese Communist Party is harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners and also that experimenting on live human bodies truly happens.

Together, these pieces of evidence reveal the alarming fact that CCP’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners is not an individual case or an occasional murder case for money. It happens indeed on a large scale which involves genocide all over the country, committed by Jiang Zemin, Zhou Yongkang etc.; officials from the highest level. They exploited all state apparatus and organizations. Under the protection and organization from officials, the judiciary, military, armed police and medical institutions are implicated in crimes systematically. In this crime, the military and police hospitals and organ transplant centers are the main places for organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners.

The pieces of evidence prove mutual and supplement each other. This internally logical relation, which shows the systematic crime, helps people understand the nature and extent of evilness of this whole situation which exceeds the normal thinking of humanity.

WOIPFG obtained evidence that proves that the allegedly committed crimes involve at least 23 provinces, cities and autonomous regions related hospitals and transplant centers: Beijing, Tianjing, Shanghai, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Anhui, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangzhou, Guangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Yunan, Guizhou, Shanxi, Gasu, Xinjiang, etc.

The atrocities, which started in 2000 and continue today, must be stopped immediately. The WOIPFG urges the international community to help end the genocide and bring the criminals to justice.

The report contains 19 telephone investigations and selected investigative reports.

Table of Contents

Part I. Telephone Investigations From these audio recordings, people can hear:

• Investigative Audio Recording 1: Testimony from armed police guard onsite witness

• Investigative Audio Recording 2: Kidney broker representative for People’s Liberation Army (PLA) No. 307 Hospital in Beijing emphasizes officials, police and prison operation of the trade of organ from Falun Gong practitioner is like a supply line and they can also provide information that confirms that the supplied organs come from Falun Gong practitioners [2]

• Investigative Audio Recording 3: police from the first division of criminal law at the Intermediate People’s Court of Jinzhou says: “If the conditions are good, I think we can still provide (organs).”

• Investigative Audio Recording 4: Chief of Urology Chen Rongshan from the PLA(People’s Liberation Army) 205 hospital admits donor organs come from detained Falun Gong practitioners, who went through the court

• Investigative Audio Recording 5: Chen Rongshan guaranteed to keep the organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners for organ transplantation secret.

• Investigative Audio Recording 6: Tianjin No. 1 Central Hospital director Song: “We have a similar situation here.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 7, Doctor of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated with Fudan University in Shanghai says: “What we have here is all this type.” [6]

• Investigative Audio Recording 8: Doctor of The Affiliated Hospital of Jiaotong University in Shanghai says: “ The organs are all from live persons, donors are all alive.” [6]

• Investigative Audio Recording 9: Investigation into the Guangxi National hospital Urology transplant doctor Lu Guoping.

• Investigative Audio Recording 10, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region Zhu Yunsong says: “No problem, you can come over.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 11: No. 2 Affiliated Hospital of Hubei Province Medical University: “I would say not bad.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 12: Wuhan Tongji Hospital, Using supplies of live organs from Falun Gong, is that ok? Answer: It’s not a problem.

• Investigative Audio Recording 13: Qianfoshan Liver Transplant Center in Shandong Province: “You just need to come”

• Investigative Audio Recording 14: Deputy secretary of PLAC (Political and Legislative Affairs Committee) regional branch Tang Junjie said: “He took care of this task.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 15: Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC) employee whose family name is Li says: “Above bureau-director level know about this state secret.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 16: Luo Gan’s secretary did not deny organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners, only emphasize it is inappropriate to talk about it on the public phone line.

• Investigative Audio Recording 17: Former deputy manager of PLAC office Wei Jianrong admits the organ harvesting case “happen ed a while back”.

• Investigative Audio Recording 18: an official of the “610 Office” confirms to WOIPFG investigator that Gu Kalai traded cadavers and they are not just from Falun Gong practitioners.”

• Investigative Audio Recording 19: Li Changchun said: “Zhou Yongkang is in charge of this specifically. He knows it.”

Part II. Relevant parts of the Investigative Reports

1. Investigative Report on the Role of Chinese Military & Armed Police Hospitals in Live Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners

2. Investigative Report: China’s Public Security Bureau’s On-site Psychology Research Center Implicated in Live Organ Harvesting on Falun Gong Practitioners [9]

3. Figures from the Central Government about the number of organ transplants show the brutal fact of genocide

Part III. WOIPFG Evidence Analyzing Chart about Organ Harvesting from Live Falun Gong Practitioners

Part IV. WOIPFG Location of Phone Conversation Chart on Organ Harvesting of Live Falun Gong Practitioners.

To read or download the complete report please go to: http://www.upholdjustice.org/node/241

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Kidney Transplant Patient Believes He Received a Falun Gong Practitioner’s Organ

August 05, 2013 | By a Falun Gong Practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) A reliable source in China reported the following story to the Minghui website. A Falun Gong practitioner’s husband’s friend received a kidney transplant in 2004. He lives in a town near Beijing. When news of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners became public, the practitioner asked her husband’s friend, “Do you know where your kidney came from?” He said, “Yes, I know. It was from a Falun Gong practitioner, a twenty three year-old young man.” The practitioner was shocked at this revelation, and asked him to provide more details.

The patient, in his forties in 2004, went to a hospital for dialysis due to kidney failure. He saw his friend Liu there, who had gone through a kidney transplant. Liu told him to go to Beijing University Third Hospital for a kidney transplant. Liu had also introduced other people to the same hospital.

The patient went to Beijing University Third Hospital and saw a large screen displaying the number of successful organ transplant surgeries in this hospital, including the number of liver, kidney and heart transplants. These numbers were covered up after news of the CCP’s organ harvesting atrocities became public.

Dozens of people in the hospital were waiting for different organs at that time. One week after he was admitted to the hospital, he and another kidney patient were sent to a hospital in Rizhou, Shandong Province for transplant surgery. Hospital officials informed them that the organs they were to receive were from death row prisoners. However, they found out later that the kidneys were taken from living Falun Gong practitioners.

The patient recounted that a dozen people had different organ transplant surgeries at the same time he was in the hospital. The hospital hurried to release him a few days after the surgery, even though he hadn’t completely recovered. Another group of people were admitted for organ transplants. The hospital performed organ transplant surgeries group after group.

Nurse in Beijing Youan Hospital Involved in Nationwide Live Organ Harvesting

A family member of a nurse in Beijing Youan Hospital said that the nurse, together with a doctor and another nurse in her hospital, were busy traveling around the nation from 2003 to 2006 in order to acquire organs from “death row prisoners”. The so-called “death row prisoners” were between 30 to 40 years old. Their names or medical records were unknown. The nurses were ordered to label them “death row prisoners”, but was kept a state secret. The nurses weren’t allowed to share any information. The nurse and her two colleagues made a great deal of money during those years. The number of live organs harvested dropped significantly after 2006.

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MPs in Finland Condemn Organ Harvesting Atrocities in China (Photos)

June 30, 2013 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Finland

(Minghui.org) The Finnish Parliament held its last session before recess on June 19. Local Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki took the opportunity to petition Members of Parliament to expose the atrocities of live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

The persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for 14 years in China. Over the years, many details of torture and forced labor have been brought to light, including the harvesting of organs from healthy Falun Gong practitioners. Horrifically, this practice has been carried out while the victims are still alive.

Practitioners in Helsinki spoke to MPs and passersby in front of Parliament House about the persecution and asked them to sign a petition to end the persecution and the organ harvesting. They explained that the Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable for its human rights abuses.

Members of Parliament show support


MP Aila Paloniemi

MP Aila Paloniemi listened to what practitioners had to say about the organ harvesting in China and signed the petition on her way into the Parliament House session.

During the break, she returned to show her support.

“I heard about such atrocities a few years ago and was shocked by the way the Chinese government treats its people. I cannot understand such organized persecution and I’m very concerned about it. I will make a strong point about the issue at Parliament House and exert influence in the European Union over this matter,” she said.


MP Astrid Thors

MP Astrid Thors also expressed her support, “I believe it is very important that the international community know about the live organ harvesting, and that international organizations call for it to stop and understand the efforts that have been put in.

“If people from our county do not go to China for organ transplants, it will also help stop the live organ harvesting.”

Many MPs said they’d read about the organ harvesting in the media and strongly condemned it. They said the persecution of Falun Gong was horrendous.

One MP, who is also chairman of a human rights organization, said that she would not keep silent on the matter.

The former Premier of Finland also asked for a flyer when he walked past Parliament House.

Doctor and City Councillor: “You have my absolute support”

A representative from the city council and a doctor by profession said to the Falun Gong practitioners, “You are doing something very important. You have my absolute support on this issue.”

He also suggested that practitioners contact local hospitals and doctors participating in organ transplant surgery so that they can “voice their opinions on various medical issues, as this is in fact part of their job as doctors working in universities in Finland. You need to get support from influential professionals.” He said that he hoped more people would pay attention to the issue.

Citizens and tourists shocked by organ harvesting

Parliament House is a popular tourist attraction. A senior member of a Chinese tourist group from the USA said that she’d read about the live organ harvesting in the Epoch Times newspaper, and believed it was true.

Another lady from a Chinese tourist group looked carefully at the display boards and listened to practitioners speak about the persecution for a long time. She learned for the first time, that the self-immolation that had taken place at Tiananmen Square was in fact an enormous deception fabricated by the Communist Party to produce false evidence against Falun Gong and turn the people against the popular practice.

Before leaving, she expressed her good wishes to Falun Gong practitioners in Finland who had been persecuted in China.

A new immigrant to Finland had a long chat with a practitioner. He said that it was not just up to the Chinese people to stop the organ harvesting, but the responsibility of all people around the world.

“We need more people to speak up to stop such atrocities.”


Mr. Olli, Vice President of the Falun Dafa Association of Finland

Mr. Olli, Vice President of the Falun Dafa Association of Finland, said, “We have made a special flyer to inform people about the atrocities of live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP. Substantial evidence has enabled people to have a broader understanding of the issue.”

He said that the main purpose of the petition was to ask the Finnish government to take measures to investigate such crimes.

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Investigation: I Almost Became a Victim of the CCP Organ Harvesting

May 29, 2013 | By Song Jing

(Minghui.org) I was arrested a number of times between 2000 and 2002 by the CCP for practicing Falun Dafa. I was detained at Shandong No. 2 Women’s Forced Labor Camp in 2001, where I was forced to undergo a series of strange “health check-ups.” The police also took photos of me and threatened to send me to the “remote northwest.” A number of times I was chosen for these unusual check-ups. Thanks to the rescue efforts of my family members and my firm determination not to cooperate with the evildoers, the vicious doctors and police gave up in the end, and I escaped being killed for my organs.

1. “Life imprisonment”

I was unlawfully arrested on May 1, 2000 when I was doing Falun Gong exercises on Tiananmen Square. They handed me over to the Yantai Office in Beijing. As my household registration was canceled during the persecution, the police officer who guarded me did not know what to do with me and called around for advice. One day he received a phone call. After he put down the phone he said to me, “We have the latest instructions from above. This batch of practitioners will all be imprisoned for life.” I clarified the facts to him, and he eventually released me.

2. Terrifying health checkup

I was arrested again on November 4, 2001 and taken to Shandong No. 2 Women’s Forced Labor Camp located in Wangcun Township in Zibo (commonly known as “Wangcun Labor Camp”). On the way, I was taken to the labor camp hospital (83 Hospital). I was carried in by police. The checkup was not like a normal one which would usually check one’s height, weight, blood pressure, etc. They only did two things: blood test and organ examination. I was pressed on a bed for a type-B ultrasonic scan. When I refused to allow them to draw my blood, a male doctor said with a sinister face, “If you do not cooperate, I will use a thicker syringe to draw more blood from you.” I resisted with all my strength and they failed to draw any blood from me.

After I was taken to the forced labor camp, I went on hunger strike. On the seventh or eighth day of my hunger strike, the guards took me for another health checkup, saying that they found some symptoms in my body from the first checkup. I was tricked and thought it was a genuine checkup and allowed them to take blood samples. They seemed to be very pleased with the test results. When I asked to take a look at the laboratory sheet, they said, “This has nothing to do with you.” Later I heard from them that it was a compulsory checkup that everyone had to take before being admitted to the labor camp.

3. “Special Prison”

I suffered a lot in the winter of 2001. One day, Chen Suping, a team head came to me and said, “You have not slept for a long time, but you still have a pink complexion,” she said. “You must be pretty sick of being surrounded by these people (collaborators who had betrayed Dafa and developed crooked understandings). Would you like me to send you to a place where there is nobody? There won’t be anybody bothering you there.” I said, “All right. Where is that place?” She burst out laughing and said, “You’re so naive. If you go, you will never come back. We have instructions from above. If you don’t transform, you will be imprisoned for life.” I said, “One needs to meet the requirements to be imprisoned. Which law are you using to convict me?” She said, “This prison doesn’t need any trial nor any [legal] procedures. We can just send people there. “

Later, police officer Li Qian also told me about this “special prison,” saying that there was nobody there and one would never be able to come back again, and there was no need for any legal procedures. What she said was roughly the same as what Chen Suping told me earlier.

There was a person in my cell who had betrayed Falun Gong and developed crooked understandings. She often went to the office to help them with things. Once she said to me quietly, “You’d better be careful. They are filing documents about you. It seems that they want to send you to a very special place.”

4. “Instructions from above”

In August 2002, officer Chen Suping went to Beijing for training organized by the Ministry of Justice. After she came back, one day she came to the basement where I was locked up. She said she would send me away and that they now had instructions from above to send people who were “young and well educated” like me to the remote northwest, and that she had a quota to fulfill.

A few days later, she came back to the basement and said, “I thought about it. If I send you away, your family will come after me. So I’d better not send you away.” Afterwards, she never again mentioned the “remote northwest” or the “special prison.”

At that time, my family members were making great efforts to get me out. They came to visit me every month. Even though they were rejected each time, they still came every month and wrote many letters of appeal.

5. Strange number

One day in the winter of 2002, the labor camp suddenly gathered all of us in a building, saying it was very important, but they would not tell us why.

As we walked into the corridor, we saw police from elsewhere and they all looked very secretive and cold. They did not even say hello to each other, and all of them had a sinister look on their face, as if something serious and important was going to happen. After the police checked our names and IDs, they ordered each of us to stand on a platform to have a photo taken; a number plate was placed in front of our chest.

After this, we were ordered to go to another room where each of us was required to put our fingerprints (both hands) on a piece of blank paper. I felt very uncomfortable about the whole thing and did not want to do the fingerprints. A male officer grabbed my hands and pressed my entire palm down on the paper. I struggled to free my hands from his. The male officer looked at the female officer who had brought me there and said, “Not cooperating.” The female officer then took me out of the building and sent me back to the cell.

A while later, other practitioners came back and they all said they felt there was something treacherous in the atmosphere. I could see that everyone was feeling somewhat scared. For a long time, nobody said anything. One practitioner (surnamed Wei) from Shengli oil field was trembling all over. She said to me quietly, “They seem to be choosing someone. I hope they don’t choose me.” I did not ask her what other procedures they went through after I was taken back. For several days afterward, she was very scared.

Later, the guards explained that those officers were from Jinan and they wanted to set up a “database.” But what was the database for? From the abundant evidence that was exposed later, the database was most likely to be for organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners.

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