Detention Camps Target Falun Gong for Medical Testing
The considerable number of authentic firsthand accounts from survivors of Chinese labor and detention camps that consistently detail both torture and medical evaluations continues to grow. A report was published on the Minghui website in September 2015 that describes the arrest of a 66 year old Falun Gong practitioner who collapsed after having her blood forcibly drawn, and died six days later.
It was reported that the victim was left alone, unconscious on the floor for two hours after being restrained for blood drawing. If Falun Gong practitioners are being abused in prison, why are they being systematically subjected to physical examinations: of the eyes, chest, and abdomen; undergoing blood tests, urine tests; EKG studies, chest x-rays, abdominal ultrasounds, and chest and abdomen CT scans?
The differential diagnosis for the cause of death six days after having blood drawn might include: a hypotensive crisis due to an excessive amount of blood having been drawn; a hypertensive crisis as a result of stress that led to stroke or heart attack; or a mortal injury sustained while being restrained against one’s will. Although we may never know the true cause of Ms. Liu Lanying’s death, we can ask why she and other Falun Gong practitioners had blood drawn against their will, and why Ms. Lui was left alone on the floor for two hours. It is implausible and inexplicable to incarcerate people for their spiritual beliefs and then single them out from other prisoners for costly medical evaluations while at the same time subjecting them to life-threatening torture.
Since 2006, independent investigators around the world have gathered incontrovertible evidence that Falun Gong practitioners are the major organ source for China’s burgeoning transplantation industry. The exponential growth of China’s transplant medicine coincides exactly with the onset of the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. The evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that this captive population of prisoners of conscience constitutes a non-consenting living organ-bank whose organs are harvested for profit by the Chinese state.
Globally accepted ethical standards in medicine prohibit organ sourcing from prisoners of any kind and certainly condemn the use of labor and detention center detainees. The vast majority of China’s prisoners of conscience are Falun Gong practitioners. Organ procurement that results in the subsequent death of the victim is nothing less than murder. The authorities that regulate and control China’s transplant business target prisoners of conscience with a declared goal to “eradicate” them for their belief in an act of genocide.