At a screening of his Peabody Award winning film “Human Harvest” in November, director Leon Lee spoke alongside a University of Washington student who shared her experience as a Falun Gong practitioner under the persecution in China and asked the audience to help raise awareness of forced organ harvesting.
At December’s Westminster Roundtable on Forced Organ Harvesting, human rights defender Ethan Gutmann said that until the Chinese regime allows independent verification of purported organ sourcing reforms, “Westminster must freeze British-run projects such as TFP Ryder Healthcare’s project to build a medical city in Dalian, including an organ harvesting center.”
Former Amnesty International prisoner He Lizhi, now living in Toronto, spoke out about a video he was forced to watch while on house arrest in China because of his spiritual beliefs. The video featured Ye Xiawen, head of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs outlining the regime’s negative stance toward religion both inside China and abroad.
A spleen, liver and pancreas transplant surgeon in the UK has pleaded guilty to signing his initials on the livers of two patients during surgery. In a bizarre breach of medical ethics, Simon Bramhall used argon gas to carve “SB” on both livers in full view of the operating room staff.
Many Chinese governmental officials directly involved with the imprisonment, torture and murder of Falun Gong practitioners have been sentenced to life imprisonment during President Xi Jinping’s ongoing anti-corruption efforts. Included are high-ranking officials who facilitated state-sanctioned organ harvesting as well as military officials who facilitated the explantation of organs and killing innocent prisoners of conscience by transplant surgeons.
As the UK moves closer to an opt-out system of presumed consent for organ donation, The Gazette polled its readership. Most were in favor of becoming organ donors via the opt-out system while opposing concerns centered on distrust of government control. One respondent pointed out that China’s unethical organ harvesting may be the result of its government’s total control over organ procurement.
Whistleblower video uncovers the intimate partnership between Planned Parenthood (PP) and StemExpress, which “procures” body parts and organs of aborted babies for medical research. The whistleblowers have accused PP and StemExpress of violating federal laws that protect medical privacy and prohibit trade in human fetal tissue.