China continues to kill detainees for organ harvesting
International | High-level U.K. tribunal offers its sobering conclusion in a new report
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/17/19, 04:22 pm
CHINA: An independent tribunal in London released its final report Monday morning, concluding that the Chinese government continues to kill detainees in China for organ transplants and targets religious minorities. Sir Geoffrey Nice, who was a prosecutor at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, said the China Tribunal he chaired was “certain” that members of the outlawed Falun Gong “were used for forced organ harvesting.” Nice added that there was less evidence of the practice used against Tibetans, Uighur Muslims, and jailed Christians, but he did not rule it out.
The tribunal found that as many as 90,000 transplant operations a year are carried out in China—a far higher figure than official government records show. In the U.K., Parliament is under pressure to ban so-called transplant tourism to China. In the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (HR 343) in 2016 condemning “state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting” in China and called for a U.S. State Department investigation and new restrictions—steps not taken. At the time, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., cited detailed research showing up to 65,000 Falun Gong members were killed for their organs. Repeating that for emphasis: 65,000 people.
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