Organ harvesting atrocities in mainland China can impact anyone, international experts have warned.
Thirty-five experts, parliamentarians, and witnesses from 19 countries will expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) industrial-scale butchering to sell human body parts for profit.
Billed to be a world-first in medical ethics and human rights in both breadth and scope, the virtual event invites experts and the general public to discuss the abusive practice from medical, legal, political, news media, civil society, and policy-making perspectives.
The World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, between September 17 and 26, aims to inform and educate everyone that systematic organ harvesting is a politically motivated act. It targets peaceful underground Christians, Muslim Uighur native people, Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong adherents, and even “medical ethics and basic human rights.”
“Forced organ harvesting from living people is an unfathomable, unspeakable disgrace to humankind,” Washington-based Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting Executive Director Torsten Trey said a statement. “Never before in history has an authoritarian regime persecuted living people by killing them with the goal to eradicate them through the installation of a self-propelling, profit-driven organ harvesting infrastructure, potentially turning organ recipients into accomplices as their demand for a transplant surgery might have fueled the transplant abuse—this should be of concern to all humankind.”
Supporting non-government organizations include CAP Freedom of Conscience (France), Taiwan Association for International Care of Organ Transplants, Korea Association for Ethical Organ Transplants, and the Transplant Tourism Research Association (Japan).
117 organizations support
At least 117 organizations previously urged the CCP to stop harvesting organs immediately.
The Dallas headquartered Vietnam Democracy Center (VDC) recently helped the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, organize a free online conference to discuss the plight of Uighur and Falun Gong meditation adherents, both of whom the CCP allegedly targets for their organs.
VDC organizer David Tran hopes “transparency” will empower everyone to realize organ harvesting does not only affect the Chinese community—anybody could become a victim.
“It is not just the harvesting of their organs, it is also a harvesting of their life,” he previously said. “For the rest of us, it robs us of our humanity and forever poisons our capacity of being human.”
Tran hopes that resisting the CCP’s unethical medical practices will help the world defend itself from the death and destruction of communism.
“What is needed now is the recognition that it is not just a Falun Gong or Uighur issue but humanity’s problem,” he said. “To stop such a terrible catastrophe, it requires nothing short of the whole of humanity to act.”
Queen’s Counsel Sir Geoffrey Nice also delivered a keynote speech on the latest findings of the China Tribunal. He successfully prosecuted former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic at the United Nations’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
UN ‘extremely alarmed’
The United Nations (U.N.) recently condemned the CCP’s alleged organ harvesting as “extremely” alarming. The intergovernmental organization cited “credible information” that clearly shows that peaceful Falun Gong, Uighur, Tibetan, Muslim and Christian people are forcibly subjected to blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, and other forms of medical examination without consent. This is despite the absence of any requirement for prisoners of conscience to undergo such medical tests.
“Forced organ harvesting in China appears to be targeting specific ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities held in detention—often without explaining the reasons for their arrest; or they are given arrest warrants—at different locations,” the U.N. said in a statement. “We are deeply concerned by reports of discriminatory treatment of the prisoners or detainees based on their ethnicity and religion or belief.”
The organization also criticized the CCP for registering test results in a living source database for “organ allocation.” State-run healthcare providers allegedly use the information to find potential buyers who can pay anywhere up to $1 million per organ.