Friday, July 14, 2006

Special Organ Harvesting Bulletin

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION CONCURS WITH ORGAN HARVESTING ALLEGATIONS – “A GROTESQUE FORM OF EVIL…NEW TO THIS PLANET”

FULL REPORT AVAILABLE AT: http://investigation.redirectme.net/


Canadians David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State for Asia Pacific and former Member of Parliament, have jointly issued a 45-page investigation report about the allegation of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. The July 6 report concluded that:

The allegations here are so shocking that they are almost impossible to believe. The allegations, if true, would represent a grotesque form of evil which, despite all the depravations humanity has seen, would be new to this planet.

We have come to the regrettable conclusion that the allegations are true. … the government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centres and 'people's courts', since 1999 have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. Their vital organs, including hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas, were virtually simultaneously seized involuntarily for sale at high prices…
It appears to us that many human beings belonging to a peaceful voluntary organization made illegal seven years ago by President Jiang because he thought it might threaten the dominance of the Communist Party of China have been in effect executed by medical practitioners for their organs.

The report recommends that governments request that the United Nations investigate organ harvesting from Falun Gong, which violates UN accords; that governments withhold visas from Chinese doctors seeking overseas transplant training; that governments discourage their citizens from receiving transplants in China; and that “All detention facilities, including forced labour camps, must be opened for international community inspection.”

The report is available at: http://investigation.redirectme.net/. It includes transcripts of phone conversations between investigators and Chinese hospitals, interviews with witnesses, and graphs.

CANADIAN INVESTIGATORS RESPOND TO CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY

The CCP responded to the Canadian report by accusing the two of working for Falun Gong, trying to smear China’s image and spreading rumors, while again calling Falun Gong an “evil cult.” In response, Kilgour and Matas released a statement saying:

The statement of the Government of China was released the same day as our Report…It means that the Government of China has engaged in no investigations to determine whether or not what the report contains is true…. We are not Falun Gong practitioners. We did this report as volunteers and were not paid for this report by Falun Gong or anyone. Our report represents our own judgment…

…calling the Falun Gong an evil cult exemplifies the vilification heaped on the Falun Gong. It is this sort of slander which, in China, depersonalizes and dehumanizes the Falun Gong and makes possible the violation of their basic human rights. Calling a group of innocent civilians an "evil cult" is a form of incitement to hatred, unacceptable in Canada.
Full statement details: http://investigation.redirectme.net/

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO INVESTIGATE AS WELL
Vancouver Sun (July 6): “The Conservative government is planning to investigate allegations in a new report that the Chinese government and its agencies are torturing religious prisoners and harvesting their organs, Tory MP Deepak Obhrai indicated on Thursday.”

Full story: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=4c04f2ba-72bd-4190-879d-ec699696d2e9

Source: Falun Gong News Bulletin (July 14, 2006)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FALUN DAFA INFORMATION CENTER- Contacts: Gail Rachlin 917-757-9780, Levi Browde 646-415-0998, Erping Zhang 646-533-6147, or Christina Chai 917-386-5068. Email: contact@faluninfo.net, Website: http://www.faluninfo.net/

2 Comments:

Blogger bobby fletcher said...

Frankly I'm very disappointed with Kilgour's one-sided "investigation":

1) Mr. Kilgour can not divorce himself from the fact his investigation is sponsored by a Falun Gong group in Washington DC that is evidently POLITICAL, as the vilification they heaped on the Chinese government, unrelated to this allegation, demonstrates - such as "The Nine Commentaries" and "10 million peple quit the CCP" political propaganda ahead of the Chinese leader's stateside visit.

2) Mr. Kilgour's report failed to account for many contrarian facts that have brought question to Falun Gong's claims, that are freely available outside China. Not going to China does not absolve him of his duty to critically examine ALL evidence:

* Two US government investigations started as early as 2nd week of March, independently found the allegation not credible;

* Other media investigations, including Hong Kong newspaper Takunpao with circulation in Canada also found the allegation not credible. FYI Takunpao lost their government subsidies after they reported critically on Tiananmen Square Massacre.

* Other experts have doubted Falun Gong's claim, including Harry Wu of Laogai Research Foundation;

* Malaysian government's prior year visit to the alleged camp, which is a joint-venture and has been open to the public for years;

* Epoch Times' rehashing of old, unrelated stories and mis-representing autopsy photo that do not prove torture or vivisection. The fact the photo show autopsy being performed and murder
investigation held by the Chinese government proves the opposite.

Clear Wisdom's original report on Wang Bin(2000) and Liu Yufeng(2005) had no mention of organ harvesting, yet years later these stories are rehashed in Epoch Times' 2006 organ harvesting accusation.

While China's human rights records should be examined, writing allegory of "Schindler's List" is not the way. If we in the west can not be precise with our accusation, why should anyone take what we say seriousely?


References:

- US State Department investigation:
http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=April&x=20060416141157uhyggep0.5443231&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

- US Congressional investigation reported by The Australian:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,18669046-7583,00.html

- Malaysian government documenting official visit to hospital accused by Falun Gong:
http://crc.gov.my/clinicalTrial/documents/Proposal/TCM_Stroke%20TrialProtocol%20synopsis.pdf

- Harry Wu of Laogai Research Foundation:
http://www.canadianchristianity.com/cgi-bin/bc.cgi?bc/bccn/0606/07chinese

- HK newspaper Takunpao's investigation:
http://www.takungpao.com/news/06/03/31/ZM-545907.htm

- A reporter's first hand experience with Falun Gong media outlet, Epoch Times:
http://holidarity.blogspot.com/2006/04/organ-harvesting-controversy.html

- 2000 Clear Wisdom story on Wang Bin, without mentioning of organ harvesting:
http://clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2000/11/16/6164.html

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Bob Fletcher that if you had read the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" you wouldn't be bashing Falun Gong the way you do. Of all the blogs and sites I have viewed on Falun Gong you seem to be basically the major negative entity. Why? It appears that you are on a mission to prove them to be the evil cult the CCP labels them to be. Why?
Below is the Falun Info Center's response to Harry Wu's report and also other links pertaining to the
kilgour Matas report.
Yes, it is in The Epoch Times paper, which, I might add is a very reliable source.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-8-15/44989.html

6:49 AM  

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