China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest28 September, 2010 at 20:49 | Posted in China, human rights, persecution | Leave a comment
Tags: China, Falun Gong, human rights, organ harvesting, persecution of dissidents
It has emerged, thanks to the MP David Matas and human rights lawyer David Kilgour, both Canadians, that organs are taken from prisoners of conscience while they are still alive, under local anesthesia. The waiting time is very short on organs since the prisoners are categorized in the data. When there is a matching “organ donor”, an unknowingly prisoner is taking into the operating room and the organs taken under local anesthesia. This is done with the Chinese government’s approval and is a lucrative business for them. This shows very much, I think, what an incredibly ruthless regime this is!
China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest | The Weekly Standard
The whole world isn’t watching. Why not?
The jeepney driver sizes us up the minute we climb in. My research assistant is a healthy, young Israeli dude, so I must be the one with the money. He addresses his broken English to me: “Girl?”
No. No girls. Take us to the . . .
No. No ladyboy, no kickboxer, thanks. I may be a paunchy, sweaty, middle-aged white guy, but I’m here to–well, actually, I am on my way to meet a Chinese woman in a back alley. She is going to tell me intimate stories of humiliation, torture, and abuse. And the truly shameful part is that after 50 or so interviews with refugees from Chinese labor camps, I won’t even be listening that closely.
I’m in Bangkok because practitioners of Falun Gong, the Buddhist revival movement outlawed by Beijing, tend to head south when they escape from China. Those without passports make their way through Burma on motorcycles and back roads. Some have been questioned by U.N. case workers, but few have been interviewed by the press, even though, emerging from Chinese labor camps, they are eager, even desperate, to tell their stories. With the back-alley Chinese woman, I intend to direct my questions away from what she’ll want to talk about–persecution and spirituality–to something she will barely remember, a seemingly innocuous part of her experience: a needle jab, some poking around the abdomen, an X-ray, a urine sample–medical tests consistent with assessment of prisoners for organ harvesting.