Voice Recordings: Chen Rongshan, Transplantation Chief of PLA 205 Hospital, Investigated by WOIPFG

(Minghui.org) As part of its ongoing investigation into the live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), recently published recorded conversations. This included files for Li Changchun (a Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member), Zhou Yongkang (a Politburo Member), Chen Rongshan (PLA 205 Hospital’s Transplantation Chief), as well as officials from PLA 307 Hospital and the court that are affiliated with the crimes. These files provide further evidence of the CCP’s brutality.

Investigation 1

Investigators contacted Chen Rongshan through his cell phone (13841666988) regarding the task force investigating Wang Lijun. During the conversation, Wang admitted that transplant organs were from Falun Gong practitioners and that they were handled through the court.

Chen: Hello?

Investigator: Are you Chen Rongshan, the former PLA 205 Hospital’s Transplantation Chief?

Chen: Yes, who is this?

Investigator: I am calling from the Interdepartmental Task Force Investigating Wang Lijun.

Chen: Ah…

Investigator: He had a post-drug-injection transplantation project and collaborated with the PLA 205 Hospital on this. Could you tell us more about it?

Chen: Ah…

Investigator: We would like to confirm if you have collaborated with him on this.

Chen: Not only us, China Medical University was also involved in this.

Investigator: Wang told us that some of the organs were from detained Falun Gong practitioners. Could you confirm this?

Chen: They were handled through the court.

Investigator: You mean, the court officials were involved?

Chen: Yes.

Investigation 2

One investigator contacted Chen Rongshan on behalf of a secretary for Wang Jia, deputy chief for the Shenyang Military District Health Department. Wang Jia is the former head of PLA 205 Hospital. Chen clearly stated that he would keep secret the transplants done with organs from Falun Gong practitioners.

Chen: Hello.

Investigator: Are you Chen Rongshan, the former PLA 205 Hospital’s Transplantation Chief?

Chen: Who is this?

Investigator: I am a secretary for Wang Jia, deputy chief for the Shenyang Military District Health Department. Wang Jia asked me to call you and pass on this message.

Chen: Ah, continue.

Investigator: No matter which government officials ask you about the organs from Falun Gong practitioners used in transplantations, you cannot tell them anything about this. Can you confirm this?

Chen: Yes, I can.

Investigator: That sounds good. If possible, please also tell medical staff in other departments.

Chen: I will tell them about this.

Investigator: That would be good.

Chen: Will do. Thank you.

Investigator: You are welcome.

Another investigation was made that involved Jinzhou City Intermediate Court staff and chief. The investigator said, “Since 2001, we had been able to get kidneys from healthy young Falun Gong practitioners through the court detention center. They are now very limited. We want to know if your court can provide them?” The staff member answered, “That depends on your side and you have to talk with your higher officials. If your side works well, we may be able to keep doing this. I will report this to our court chief. He will let you know if things can work out.” From the tone of the court staff, such inquiries were common and routine, indicating such live organ harvesting had been carried out for a long time.

Since 2006, WOIPFG has conducted in-depth and regular investigations of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. It was confirmed such cases did occur. The organs were mainly from practitioners who were arrested after going to appeal and those who did not provide their names. After their true identities were removed, these practitioners were numbered and they were filed with false identities and information before organ transplantation. Such crimes reached a peak around 2003 and were semi-public. Later, such activities became more secret but did continue.

In the recorded voice files, it was notable that Zhou Yongkang (Political and Judicial Committee Chief) played a leading role in the live organ harvesting. When an investigator contacted Li Changchun as a secretary for Luo Gan (the former Political and Judicial Committee Chief) on whether Bo Xilai and others could be charged for this, Li Changchun said decisively, “Zhou Yongkang is in charge of this and he knows the details.”

Chinese version available

Enregistrements audio : Chen Rongshan, le chef des transplantations de l’hôpital PLA 205, objet d’une enquête de la WOIFPG

CATEGORY: Organ Harvesting

Chinese Military Hospitals Involved in Forced Organ Harvesting

Investigative report compiles evidence

By Michelle Yu
Epoch Times Staff


Map of China showing regions where staff admitted during phone calls that organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was taking place. (‘Bloody Harvest’ report, Kilgour-Matas)

An investigative report detailing Chinese military hospitals’ involvement in forced organ harvesting has been finalized by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), a U.S.-based non-profit organization.

First drafted April 28, 2008, the report outlines evidence compiled over the past three years. It concludes that China’s military hospitals have harvested organs from Falun Gong practitioners detained in jails, labor camps and others facilities, to support China’s lucrative organ transplant business. The report says the organs are sold to patients from China and aboard.

Among the evidence compiled in the report are statistics previously published on Chinese hospital websites, recorded conversations with hospital staff, and eye witnesses’ accounts. More than 30 military hospitals and armed police hospitals from all over China were named in the report.

One medical facility named by the report is the Hepatobiliary Surgery Center of the Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command. The hospital’s official website said the center conducted more than 150 liver transplants, six simultaneous liver-kidney transplants, and six pancreas-kidney transplants between 1999 and April 2008. In September 2004, the hospital conducted Asia’s first pancreas-kidney-liver transplant.

WOIPFG cited another investigative report, put together by Canadian MP and former Secretary of State David Kilgour and Canadian human rights attorney David Matas, which highlighted the abundance of organ sources. An Asian patient, Mr. H.X., told the two investigators about his two transplant trips to Shanghai. On his first trip in September 2003, four kidneys freshly taken from the suppliers’ bodies were transported to his hospital for cross-match testing during his two-week stay, and all four failed the test. On his second trip in March 2004, four more kidneys were tested to finally find a match. The Fuzhou General Hospital’s Dr. Tan Jianming was in charge of the operation.

“Mr. H.X.’s wife saw around 20 sheets of papers with relevant info of organ suppliers and their HLA info,” the Kilgour-Matas reportsays. “The doctor [Tan] picked a few from the list and put them in order … The residents [doctors] told Mr. H.X. that the organ came from an unwilling executed prisoner.”

Wait times for matching organs are typically very short in these hospitals, according to the WOIPFG report. Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, one of the largest and most well-known in China, is affiliated with the Second Military Medical University. The hospital’s website previously said the average wait time for a liver transplant is one week, but the statement has since been removed from the website.

The WOIPFG report also listed quotes from many other military hospital websites, which boasted large numbers of organ transplants. Before 1999 the number of organ transplants was close to nil, and rose steeply after the persecution of Falun Gong started.

In multiple phone conversations, investigators posed as patients, and doctors and brokers told them the organs were from living Falun Gong practitioners. In 2007, a broker told an investigator that he got organs from Falun Gong practitioners for the 307 People’s Liberation Army Hospital. “How can I be sure it’s from a Falun Gong practitioner?” the investigator had asked. “On our end, the leaders will show you documents, you know … They have documents, including personal resume [of the organ suppliers],” the broker said in the recorded phone call.

Large-scale organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was driven by former Chinese Communist Party  leader Jiang Zemin, WOIPFG said in the report. One kidney transplant costs 50,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan (US$8,000-15,000), while a liver transplant costs typically between 200,000 yuan to 400,000 yuan (US$31,000-63,000), according to the report.

In a statement, WOIPFG called for the “international community’s immediate action to thoroughly investigate and terminate the Chinese Communist Party’s genocidal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.”

When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing any longer to participate in the persecution. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose the persecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.

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Des hôpitaux militaires chinois sont impliqués dans les prélèvements d’organes forcés