British and Australian Media Report on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Atrocities

July 07, 2016 | By Minghui Correspondent

(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 the 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.

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Falun Gong practitioners’ display board in front of the Chinese consulate in Vancouver, Canada.

The Independent: “China kills millions of 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 millions of 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.

“In all, approximately 1.5 million 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 centres.

“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.’” […]

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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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