News in Review

Falun Gong Protection Act introduced in US Congress

Late last year, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) introduced the Falun Gong Protection Act (H.R.6319), which the lawmaker described as a measure to aim at “pressing the Chinese regime to abandon its cruel, regressive extermination agenda” toward the faith group, including forced organ harvesting, unjust imprisonment, and forced labor. If passed, the bill would mark the first legislative measure in the United States to hold human rights abusers accountable on this issue.

US Representative Steve Chabot Calls Out the CCP’s Organ Harvesting

United States Representative Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-sponsor of the Falun Gong Protection Act (H.R. 6319), spoke about his views on ending forced organ harvesting in China. He emphasized that many people focus too much on the trade benefits of working with China and ignore its human rights abuses. He described the need to push China on its human rights abuses and further explained that the regime continues to pretend they are an upright and important power in the world only to act barbarically at home where they are not under scrutiny. He said that organ harvesting is one of the most heinous acts being committed today.

“The Killing in China of Prisoners of Conscience for their Organs: Smoking Guns”

In a presentation to the European Parliament, Canadian human rights attorney David Matas described individual testimonies as smoking guns. “A smoking gun is evidence of only one murder. The instances set out below are bits. Yet, they are emblematic. By seeing pieces, we get glimpses of the whole.” Matas concluded, “Through the eyes of those engaged in the system, we can see the guilt or willful blindness. Through the eyes of the witnesses, we can see the bewilderment. Through the eyes of the surviving victims or their families, we can see the horror. The physical trail of evidence is itself irrefutable.”

Bill Combating Forced Organ Harvesting Presented in Canada’s House of Commons

Canada’s House of Commons passed a second reading of a bill sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Salma Ataullahjan that seeks to make it illegal for Canadians to receive an organ transplant sourced without the consent of the donor and that would prevent individuals involved in such transplant and trafficking activities from entering Canada. The motion to read the bill a second time in parliament was in part an homage to recently deceased David Kilgour, former MP for many years, in honor of his work to bring the issue of organ harvesting to the public’s attention. MP Garnett Genius, who presented the motion, expressed regret that Kilgour did not live to see the bill made into law.

Resolution in Virginia House to End Forced Organ Harvesting Passes Unanimously

The state of Virginia unanimously passed a house resolution that urges Virginia residents and its medical community to be “fully informed” about the risks associated with transplant tourism to China. The resolution is designed to prevent Americans from “unwittingly becoming accomplices” to Beijing’s state-sponsored organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience. The article presents the resolution through the eyes of Wang Chunyan whose husband was believed to be murdered in China by police who were attempting to arrest her because of her spiritual practice. Mrs. Wang was later imprisoned in forced labor camps. In the camp she was forced to undergo blood tests which she believes were for checking organ compatibility for possible organ harvesting.

NGOs call on the UN High Commissioner to address China’s organ harvesting

DAFOH’s Executive Director Dr. Torsten Trey and CAP Liberté de Conscience President Thierry Valle called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet “to acknowledge the evidence prompting concerns by millions of people around the world and demand that China end unethical and illegal transplant practices and to allow free and independent investigations.”

British Medical Association and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges descry China’s organ harvesting

Zoe Greaves, chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) ethics committee, called on health care professionals globally to “engage without delay.” A January 2022 article in the British Medical Journal described the abuses as “among the worst violations of international medical codes and standards since they were set out after the second world war.” In addition to leaders of the BMA, chairs of both the Royal College of Pathologists and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges urged healthcare professionals to individually and collectively lobby political representatives to demand “a thorough, impartial, independent investigation appointed by a credible international organisation.”

The Main Driver of the Rise of Organ Transplant Tourism Globally is China

A new report by Global Rights Compliance (GRC) examines the growth in organ tourism internationally with China as the main driver of organ tourism despite China’s lack, until recently, of a public organ donation program. The number of transplants continues to increase each year despite the number of official executions decreasing, pointing to a growing number of individuals being executed for their organs outside of the judicial system. The industry is estimated to generate between $840 million and $1.7 billion each year, according to GRC.

Interview with Mitch Gerber: “CCP Live Organ Harvesting & Bioweapon Attacks”

This interview with Mitchell Nicholas Gerber, an investigative journalist who has dedicated over 20 years to exposing the forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, provides an overview and historical context to forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party, why they targeted Falun Gong and what Western countries are doing to try to counter this. He also discusses the CCP’s involvement in bioweapon attacks past, present and future, including COVID. He explores the enabling atmosphere of Western businesses and governments who continue to collude with the CCP.

Labor camp survivor escaped becoming organ harvesting victim

Annie Yang, 56, was detained in three different Chinese camps between March 2005 and September 2006 because she practices Falun Gong. Despite being subjected to both physical and psychological torture, she was routinely taken to a police hospital for medical examinations including blood tests, liver scans, and ultrasounds. After her escape to the UK, she realized she could have become a victim of organ harvesting.

The man behind the persecution and forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong

The BL provides a concise summary of the history of the persecution of Falun Gong begun by then CCP leader Jiang Zemin. It describes how, with Jiang Zemin’s tacit approval, Chinese military hospitals started harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in order to achieve his persecution goal of “physical elimination.”

The BL: “Falun Gong are the Victims of the Most Perverse Genocide in History”

This article provides an overview of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The article examines the roots of communism as an atheist system where the elimination and subvertion of religion is one of the main objectives stated in its most fundamental ideology. When the spiritual movement Falun Gong became prevalent in mainland China, it presented a threat to communist ideology and was therefore severely persecuted. The state apparatus designed to suppress Falun Gong forced the mass incarceration of adherents who became what is believed to be the largest source of organs harvested on demand.