DAFOH announces the first International Day Against Forced Organ Harvesting on October 1, 2016, in order to commemorate the victims of state-sanctioned, forced organ harvesting. The day shall also mark a global call to the United Nations to end the forced organ harvesting of the Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uighurs, and other prisoners of conscience in China. A one-day petition campaign to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights pays tribute to the victims of forced organ harvesting.
Petition for the International Day Against Forced Organ Harvesting on October 1, 2016
A printable signature form of the petition for the International Day Against Forced Organ Harvesting is open for any supporter and volunteer. We ask any volunteers or supporters to email scanned copies of the signed signature forms to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights until October 7, 2016 to:
Further instructions for the petition for the International Day Against Forced Organ Harvesting are available.
Statements of Support:
I sincerely express my condolence to those who were victims of the forced organ harvesting. We will take an action from Japan so that this holocaust which challenges the sublime spirit of medicine will be eliminated as soon as possible through strong solidarity of people with consciences in the whole world.
ー Hiroshi Yamada, Member of the House of Councillors, the Japanese Diet, Sept. 28, 2016
ー 参議院議員 山田宏
Dear Members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
For many years, I have been deeply troubled by the mounting evidence of forced organ harvesting in China and elsewhere in the world.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission has a moral duty to do everything in its power to bring an end to this outrageous scourge, an affront to civilization and an affront to humanity itself.
I add my voice to the petition you are receiving, in the solemn hope that you will have the moral courage to act.
State Rep. Michael F. Curtin
17th Ohio House District
“Mr. Speaker, October 1 is designated as an International Day of Remembrance Against Forced Organ Harvesting. Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting organized the Day of Remembrance and a petition to be presented to the United Nations calling for an immediate halt to China’s forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners, other prisoners and prisoners of conscience in China. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, is seeking an immediate end to this practice, as well as objective investigations leading to the prosecution of the perpetrators. And urging the Chinese government to end the 17-year persecution against Falun Gong, believed initiated by former President Zemin in 1999 and cited as the cause and source of forced organ harvesting from prisoners. By ending the genocide of the Falun Gong group, other populations in China will be safeguarded. This practice is another form of evil in our time and the United Nations will be further alerted to this crime against humanity, as are we.”
— Hon. Michael G. Fitzgerald, in the House of Representatives, Sept 30, 2016