Letter from the Editor 2019 DAFOH NL_2

The Chinese began vivisecting prisoners at execution decades ago. When the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, organ transplantation in China began to grow exponentially with strong support and direction from the central government. The number of transplantation surgeries surged as organs became readily available on short order from incarcerated prisoners of conscience. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been committing “cold genocide” for over twenty years.

The entire world is either already aware of this travesty or has ready access to the plethora of free, online investigative and eyewitness reports, analyses, peer-reviewed journal articles and film documentaries on the “Chinese mode” of organ transplantation. Updated evidence reveals that the CCP continues to exploit and exterminate any and all groups it deems undesirable by monetizing their body parts for its bourgeoning transplant industry. Unfortunately, there are still those who choose to remain economically, scientifically and politically engaged with China.

Fortunately, there is a growing awareness of the evidence and calls for action to end China’s illicit transplantation practices. Over the last four months, students, academicians, journalists, human rights activists, attorneys, and politicians from four continents have spoken out against China’s transplant industry.

In this issue of the DAFOH newsletter, we chronicle what an Italian professional journalist, a UK  human rights activist, a German medical school professor, a US ambassador, the Portland State University newspaper, a United Kingdom independent tribunal, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the US Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the US states of Arkansas and Minnesota as well as the governments of Canada, Belgium, Australia, and Czechoslovakia and various individuals have said and done after learning about China’s transplant abuses.

People around the world must understand what is truly happening inside Chinese hospitals and cultivate compassion for the innocent victims of live forced organ harvesting. Each one of us must forbear and take firm and immediate actions, no matter how difficult, to stop the Chinese Communist Party from committing this egregious act of genocide.