Back in the mid-2000s, Chinese hospitals were brazenly advertising on the internet for foreign customers. These potential clients were being offered kidney, liver and heart transplants with the astonishingly short waiting time of only 2 to 4 weeks.
By contrast, patients awaiting organ transplants in countries like Australia, the UK, and the US would typically be waiting for several years, with many of them dying before an organ became available.
Despite their initial denials, Chinese Communist Party officials were forced to admit that virtually all their organs were sourced from executed prisoners.
A Decade of Investigation
The issue first came to light in March 2006, when a whistleblower claimed that as many as 4,000 Falun Gong practitioners had been killed for their organs at a hospital in northeast China where she worked.
She went on to say that her former husband, a surgeon at the same hospital, had disclosed that he had removed the corneas from more than 2,000 living Falun Gong practitioners between 2000 and 2001.
In response, David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, and David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, launched an independent investigation and came to “the regrettable conclusion that the allegations are true.”
They compiled their findings in the book Bloody Harvest.
Investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann later spent seven years doing his own research.
He reached similar conclusions in his book The Slaughter.
In 2016, the three investigators joined forces, evaluating primary source research about the activities of hundreds of transplant hospitals around China.
Drawing on media reports, official statements, medical journals, hospital websites, and web archives, their findings show that China’s transplant industry had become the most prolific in the world, despite the lack of any organ donation system.
In response to the findings Benedict Rogers, Deputy Chair of the U.K. Conservative Party Human Rights Commission said:
“Across China, a gruesome trade in human organs is taking place on a mass scale.
Like something out of a horror movie, livers, kidneys, hearts, lungs, and corneas are being cut out from prisoners of conscience while they are still alive.
If anything proves the meaning of the term ‘crime against humanity,’ it is this bloody, ghoulish practice.”
Executions For Organs
All across the civilised world it is accepted that using executed prisoners as organ donors is unethical. This is because of concerns that these prisoners may be manipulated or coerced rather than being genuine volunteers.
Voluntary donation is at the heart of most transplant programs world-wide, although there are exceptions like Iran .
Violating these ethical principles by selling organs from executed prisoners to foreign (and Chinese) patients may seem enough to make China a pariah in the international transplant community.
However, this is only part of China’s terrible organ transplant secret.
The dark secret of China’s transplant industry is that non-consenting prisoners of conscience are being routinley killed for their organs.
And this is happening all across China.
As far back as the 1970s, organs were being taken from non-consenting death row prisoners from the Uyghurs community, which is a Turkic, Muslim community residing in the northwest region of Xinjiang.
Over the last few years, anecdotal evidence has indicated that, Tibetans and Christians are also being held in captivity and being used as a source of organs.
Another example is those being held in captivity are practitioners of the Buddhist Qi Gong (Falun Gong) spirituality movement.
A 2021 investigation now indicate that this group has now become one of the largest groups of victims.
2021 – Latest Investigation
International investigator, Mitchell Gerber has gathered evidence that Chinese prisoners of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Christians and Tibetans, are currently the victims of mass genocide and are being murdered for their organs.
Gerber’s investigation found that the bulk of the millions of Chinese citizens are currently being held in “re-education through labour (laojiao)” camps, and are being subjected to medical tests in order to determine the health viability of their transplantable organs.
This process has created a living organ bank where foreign patients and wealthy Chinese citizens can be matched to potential donors, who are then killed on demand in order that their organs can be transplanted.
This reverse matching process guarantees clients a suitable organ within a very short waiting period.
In July 2021 Gerber, who has spent much of his career exposing the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party, made an appearance on The Stew Peters Show.
In the interview Gerber stated:
“This is a reign of terror that has killed 100 million people, destroyed and decimated 5,000 years of Chinese culture, and is slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent prisoners of conscience in state mandated hospitals under the Chinese military, started in 1999, and is cutting out their organs while alive.
There’s no other regime that is harvesting innocent people in concentration camps, at least 252 concentration camps, 36 death camps, and over 1,800 hospitals, turning their doctors into murderers and killing these people while alive for their organs, and fueling a multi-billion dollar business.
Genocidal Chinese Communist Party
Gerber also painted a dark picture of a genocidal Chinese Communist Party, who he claimed has infiltrated the US government at the very highest levels.
“There are a lot of CCP opertatives. For example Joe Biden, Obama, Clinton, have allowed this to happen because they are deeply involved in the pedophelia, and the child trafficking, which is about to come out as well.
There have been spies – Eric Swalwell, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein, to name a few, that have been aligning and colluding with the Chinese Communist Party.
There are certain people in the US government, the UK government, the Australian government, the multinational corporations, it goes far beyond the US borders, that are complicit.
The Australian – the largest newspaper in Australia, released a database of over 2 million Chinese Communist spies that have infiltrated into the US government, the UK, the Australian government, and the multinational corporations.”
The China Tribunal – the Evidence
The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC (lead prosecutor of Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), conducted the world’s first independent legal analysis of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China.
The Tribunal examined all the available evidence in order to determine what criminal offences, if any, may have been committed by individuals affiliated to state or state-approved bodies, organisations or officials in China that may have engaged in forced organ harvesting.
Joining Sir Geoffrey Nice QC were six Tribunal members from the US, UK, Malaysia and Iran; bringing expertise in international human rights law, transplant surgery, international relations, Chinese history and business.
The China Tribunal Judgment incorporated all the available evidence up to June 2019 and outlined the reasoning behind the China Tribunal’s findings.
The judgment is 160 pages long, with extensive appendices that include details of all documents, reports, witness testimonies, and submissions reviewed by the Tribunal.
Public hearings were held in December 2018 and April 2019 in the course of which over 50 fact witnesses, experts and investigators contributed evidence. The China Tribunal also received expert legal opinions from Edward Fitzgerald QC and Datuk N. Savananthan.
The Tribunal’s members unanimously and beyond reasonable doubt, concluded that in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practised for a substantial period of time and has involved a very substantial number of victims.
While the Peoples Republic of China has changed its rhetoric about the sources of organs for transplantation, the Tribunal found that its claims are unbelievable and that official statistics have been falsified.
The Judgment includes the following conclusions:
“Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and … Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply.”
“In regard to the Uyghurs the Tribunal had evidence of medical testing on a scale that could allow them, amongst other uses, to become an ‘organ bank’.”
“Commission of Crimes Against Humanity against the Falun Gong and Uyghurs has been proved beyond reasonable doubt…”
“Governments and any who interact in any substantial way with the PRC [People’s Republic of China] …… should now recognise that they are, to the extent revealed above, interacting with a criminal state.”
The Verdict – Final Judgement
The China Tribunal is an independent people’s tribunal established to inquire into forced organ harvesting from, amongst others, prisoners of conscience in China and to investigate what criminal offences, if any, have been committed by state or state-approved bodies, organisations or individuals in China that may have engaged in forced organ harvesting.
RiP is going to end with this statement made in the China Tribunal Judgement document.
Governments and international bodies must do their duty not only in regard to the possible charge of Genocide but also in regard to Crimes against Humanity, which the Tribunal does not allow to be any less heinous.
Assuming they do not do their duty, the usually powerless citizen is, in the internet age, more powerful than s/he may recognise.
Criminality of this order may allow individuals from around the world to act jointly in pressurising governments so that those governments and other international bodies are unable not to act.
Governments and any who interact in any substantial way with the PRC including:
Doctors and medical institutions;
Industry, and businesses, most specifically airlines, travel companies, financial services businesses, law firms and pharmaceutical and insurance companies together with individual tourists,
So, if you’re a business interacting with the Chinese Communist party then you should now recognise that you are, to the extent revealed above, interacting with a criminal state.
I suggest you stop it right now!
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(RiP is aware of Mitchell Gerber’s association with the Epoch Times and in turn their connection to the Falun Gong movement in America.)