Final Presentation in the UK series renders action plan against forced organ harvesting
A second forum sponsored by DAFOH in the British Parliament to expose live organ harvesting was held on June 24, 2013. This was preceded by a presentation in the British Parliament House on April 29, 2013. Similar to the prior event most of the attendees came to the forum in response to calls from their electorate. In contrast the many attendees at this second forum voiced much indignation over organ harvesting and this event was a catalyst for a more mature plan of action moving forward.
Conservative MP, Neil Parish, presided over the forum, which was attended by seven MPs and assistants, a representative of Lords, and representatives of British mainstream society. Distinguished key speaker Mr. David Kilgour, Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, renowned international human rights lawyer Mr. David Matas, well-known author Mr. Ethan Gutmann and Professor Li Huige from DAFOH presented primary research.
The speakers presented evidence that the victims of large-scale live organ harvesting were predominately innocent Falun Gong practitioners – not exclusively death row criminals as recently claimed by the regime. The stark reality that such a large traditional, spiritually based group has been treated inhumanly and with such cruelty has shaken people in the UK causing a wave of intense curiosity as citizens demand to know more about Falun Gong and why the CCP targets and persecutes the group so vehemently.
MP Neil Parish
In interview MP Mr. McNeil called Chinas transplant medicine a “murderous system” and that live organ harvesting was “systematic murder.” The outspoken MP echoed the demand of the global medical community that the perpetrators of such criminal actions must be brought to justice saying, “No matter who they are, as long as they’re involved in this (live organ harvesting), they’re involved in crimes against humanity, and therefore must be brought to trial for justice. Anyone involved in crimes against humanity cannot escape. The international community will no longer avoid these bloody acts and are taking action on multiple levels.”
Mr. Angus Brendan MacNeil, an MP representing the Scottish National Party, expressed his outrage over the China situation saying, “Clearly, this is a crime against humanity, against human nature, because it occurred on the basis of persecuting people for their beliefs. What I found most unacceptable is that people demand the organs of healthy Falun Gong practitioners. This is directly asking for the death of someone else for their own survival. I’m extremely shocked that human morals have degenerated to such a low level.”
In summary the UK MP group drafted suggestions for action to prevent collusion and stop organ harvesting:
- Inform and warn the British people through an education program about live organ harvesting via the widely-known UK Foreign Office website. The main message being that an innocent illegally detained prisoner in China may be murdered upon demand for an organ transplant.
- Present a united front as Members of Parliament unite. Forum attendees expressed that they would make efforts to work with MPs from various parties, including those of the Scottish Parliament.
- Draw on the experience of Australia and other countries, especially that of the New South Wales, to develop laws and legal regulations to prevent collusion by the British people of going to China for organ transplants.