Live Organ Extraction Continues while the Evidence Is Transferred
Live Organ Extraction Continues while the Evidence Is Transferred

According to a report issued by an investigative group, the Falun Gong practitioners held in the Sujiatun underground concentration camp have been transferred. The Integrated Committee to Investigate the Secret Sujiatun Concentration Camp and the Facts of the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (Committee to Investigate the Facts) in a statement (Click here for original) published on April 8 claims this was done after the atrocity of extracting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in the Sujiatun underground concentration camp was exposed, in order to hide any evidence.

Recently, overseas journalists and undercover investigators went to Sujiatun. But the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Public Security Bureau had already dispatched a large number of plain clothes agents around the Sujiantun Thrombosis Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine and the nearby train station. Pretending to be vendors, passersby, and tricycle drivers, the agents have been misleading journalists and investigators.

Falun Gong practitioners in Perth, Australia call for immediate rescue of Falun Gong practitioners in China (Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Falun Gong practitioners in Perth, Australia call for immediate rescue of Falun Gong practitioners in China (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Committee to Investigate the Facts Requests International Investigation

The Committee to Investigate the Facts in its statement has appealed to the international community to immediately start an emergency procedure to stop the massacre and investigate the crimes hidden in labor camps throughout China's big cities and major provinces. In addition, Falun Gong practitioners have also requested that the CCP open up all labor camps detaining Falun Gong practitioners to international investigation.

Hospitals Collude with Labor Camps

According to CCP sources, the atrocity of extracting organs from Falun Gong practitioners while they are still alive and cremating their bodies to destroy evidence has been taking place in labor camps throughout China. Hospitals attached to local public security bureaus and military police stations are colluding with organ-trading organizations in this crime.

Falun Gong practitioners chosen for organ extractions are mainly from the countryside. They are from a low social class, unemployed, uneducated, or completely disconnected from their family members.

Rampant Organ Extraction Peaked Between 2001 and 2003

Since the CCP's former leader Jiang Zemin officially stepped down in 2002, the Party's persecution of Falun Gong has faced pressures both from international groups and from within the Party. Since then, the scale of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners has either declined tremendously or become even more concealed.

In Major Forced Labor Camps the Number of Detainees Was Between 5,000-20,000

According to information from forced labor camps in China, the major camps that detained Falun Gong practitioners became overcrowded, with the number of detainees maintained at a level of 5,000-20,000 in each. Falun Gong practitioners detained in the Sujiatun Forced Labor Camp in 2001 came from forced labor camps throughout China. These practitioners were transferred to Sujiatun because the number of detainees in other camps became too large.

Most Falun Gong practitioners chosen for organ harvesting were either from the countryside, unemployed, uneducated, or those whose family members the authorities were unable to contact. After conducting blood tests on these Falun Gong practitioners and finding a match for the patient's tissue type, the practitioners were killed in the hospital on the day of the organ-transplant operation.

They Never Came Back After They Left

These crimes of harvesting Falun Gong practitioners' organs have taken place in forced labor camps in almost all Chinese provinces. It is still unknown how many Falun Gong practitioners were killed in the three years from 2001 to 2003. There was almost no hope to live for those Falun Gong practitioners who were subjected to blood tests and then transferred from various forced labor camps to concentration camps like Sujiatun, which supplied human bodies for the hospital's live organ harvesting.

According to a witness who exposed Sujiatun's practice of live organ harvesting, the number of Falun Gong practitioners detained there was about 6,000, but by the time the witness left the thrombus treatment hospital in 2004, the number had been reduced to around 2,000. Over 4,000 Falun Gong practitioners were cremated after their organs were stripped out.

After the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, a great number of Falun Gong practitioners from various provinces went one after another to appeal to the government. They conducted peaceful demonstrations on Tiananmen Square, telling the government and the public that Falun Gong is benevolent, hoping to stop the persecution and reclaim their rights to freely practice their beliefs. At that time, there were said to be approximately one hundred million people practicing Falun Gong in China. By 2001, an estimated 700,000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over the country were in Beijing's suburbs to petition the government.

However, all the appealing channels were blocked and the official Appeals Office and Tiananmen Square became sites for arresting Falun Gong practitioners. The appellants were illegally abducted, detained, brutally beaten or tortured to death. Many practitioners left home and never came back, without any news whatsoever about them since.

The CCP has maintained a policy of punishing all who are related to a Falun Gong practitioner who appeals to upper authorities. Falun Gong practitioners did not want their company leaders, local police officers, friends and relatives to be implicated. They therefore often refused to reveal their names or home addresses. It is thus impossible to precisely determine how many Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing, how many have been arrested, or how many remain missing.

The secret arrests of large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners, as well as Jiang Zemin's stated anti-Falun Gong policy of “ruin their reputation, cut their economic sources, and destroy their bodies,” have provided favorable conditions for organ dealers.

The Crimes Are Still Going On in Forced Labor Camps

Three weeks after the Sujiatun Concentration Camp was revealed, China's Ministry of Health hastily issued a Temporary Regulation on Human Organ Transplants but postponed the date it came into effect until July 1. Some suspect that the purpose of the delay is to leave enough time to destroy all living evidence.

On April 4, several Falun Gong practitioners that had been detained in the No. 2 Detention Center in Nangou District, Fushun City, Liaoning province were secretly transferred to an unknown location after a blood test.

The Integrated Committee to Investigate the Secret Sujiatun Concentration Camp has revealed that hospitals and transplant centers in Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Jilin, Beijing, Tianjin, Henan, Hebei, Hubei and Wuhan City, Hunan, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Anhui, Shan'xi and Xinjiang are operating overtime to perform transplant operations. Hospital staff told an undercover committee investigator that patients needed to hurry up if they wanted a transplant. Staff said that as little as one or two days would be enough time to find a matching organ. They also said it would be difficult to obtain an organ after this batch of body parts is used up.

After World War II, the international community articulated a solemn commitment that it will “never again” allow genocide to take place. Today, sixty years after the Nazis, history is again replaying the tragedy—the atrocity is beyond people's imagination. This is the human race's shame. It is also a challenge to everyone's basic morality and conscience.

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