Monday, August 28, 2006

Aug 28-2006 news bulletin

Aug. 28, 2006

FALUN GONG NEWS BULLETIN




Monitoring the Falun
Gong Human Rights Crisis in China –
http://www.faluninfo.net/





Update: Organ Harvesting Crisis in China




  • STATEMENT CONCERNING HARRY WU’S POSITION ON ORGAN HARVESTING REPORTS

  • THE OTTAWA CITIZEN: CHINA’S OWN STATISTICS REVEAL ORGAN HARVESTING
    ATROCITIES

  • EPOCH TIMES: AUSTRALIA CALLS FOR PROBE INTO CHINESE ORGAN CRIMES

  • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: ORGAN TRADE IN CHINA RAISES ALARM OVER
    HUMAN RIGHTS

  • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: A CHINESE HORROR STORY

  • NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA


STATEMENT CONCERNING
HARRY WU’S POSITION ON ORGAN HARVESTING REPORTS


“As a result of Mr. Wu’s attempts to discredit the witness reports, some members
of Congress have chosen to dismiss this humanitarian issue when they could put
real pressure on the regime to end such atrocities. Whose interests, then, is
Mr. Wu really serving with his campaign?...The witness reports are horrifying,
and in a way, we all wish they weren't true. But when a Chinese surgeon
cheerfully tells a potential transplant customer they have a supply of livers
from Falun Gong practitioners, from living bodies, what are we to conclude? How
should we, as human beings and members of the international community, react to
this kind of information? For the CCP to hold spiritual practitioners in camps
like livestock until it is time to slaughter them for their organs is an evil
greater than we can imagine. If it is one day fully revealed, this is an issue
that could shake our humanity to the core.”

Full statement:
http://www.faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=9452


CHINA’S OWN STATISTICS
REVEAL ORGAN HARVESTING ATROCITIES


The Ottawa Citizen (Aug 25, 2006): “Between 2000 and 2005, the source of
41,500 organs in China is unclear. China does not have a developed national
voluntary donor program. Family donors or non-family brain-dead donors account
for, at most, one per cent of donations in China. In this period, kidney
transplants just about tripled, and liver transplants jumped astronomically to
4,000 in 2005, compared with about 150 in 1998, and with promised waiting times
of one week -- unheard of in the civilized world. Consider the China
International Transplantation Network Assistance Centre website (http://en.zoukiishoku.com/)...
In the question-and-answer section, the site advertises that ‘Before the living
kidney transplantation, we will ensure the donor's renal function. ... So it is
more safe than in other countries, where the organ is not from a living donor.’
And the answer to ‘Are the organs for the pancreas transplant from brain death
patients?’ is: ‘Our organs do not come from brain death victims because the
state of the organs may not be good.’ This is damning evidence by their own
words. Anyone who knows anything about organ donations would be horrified to
learn that organs come from "live" patients, and are promised within the week or
month, including kidneys, livers and hearts. It means that live patients are
being killed to provide organs. By their own words, and the corroborating
interviews and calls, are the Chinese authorities condemned
.”

Full story:

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=e30130bb-a21c-482e-8f49-d3d7de2e596a


AUSTRALIA CALLS FOR
PROBE INTO CHINESE ORGAN CRIMES


The Epoch Times (Aug 23, 2006): “The Australian Government's commitment
to an independent investigation into allegations of genocide against Falun Gong
practitioners in China is a welcome first step, say former Canadian Secretary of
State, David Kilgour and Vice President of the European Parliament, Edward
McMillan-Scott. The two foreign dignitaries have spent the last week visiting
Australian members of parliament, professionals and non-government organisations
looking to gain support for an inquiry into allegations that Falun Gong
prisoners of conscience are being systematically killed for their organs.”

Full story:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-8-23/45203.html


ST. LOUIS
POST-DISPATCH: ORGAN TRADE IN CHINA RAISES ALARM OVER HUMAN RIGHTS


St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Aug 20, 2006): “In 2001, Huagui Li was arrested
in southern China for handing out banned literature. For that crime, she could
have become one of thousands of Chinese reportedly rounded up every year and
killed for their organs. She says she was tortured repeatedly at a women's labor
camp, and one day with about 500 other detainees, was taken to a hospital for a
physical examination that included extensive medical tests. Her high blood
pressure probably saved her life, she says. It made her ineligible to become an
organ donor. Her jailers later released her.”

Full Story:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/04CC023D77BFF302862571D10015D0A3?OpenDocument


ST. LOUIS
POST-DISPATCH: A CHINESE HORROR STORY


St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Aug 20, 2006): “Removing organs from a live
human being for transplanting into a wealthy foreigner seems like a horror movie
plot. But an international investigation led by a former member of Canada's
parliament concluded last month that 'there has been and continues to be the
large-scale seizure of organs from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.' Among
evidence cited in the report are statements by the wife of a surgeon who removed
the corneas of about 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners between 2001 and 2003. It
also cites statements by officials at detention centers in Shanghai, Shandong
and the provinces of Guandong, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Henan and Hubei. Some admitted
that organs came from Falun Gong practitioners; others simply referred to the
availability of 'live, beating hearts' or 'young, healthy kidneys.' As many as
41,500 organs transplanted in China from 2000 to 2005 may have come from
prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners, the report notes.”

Full Story:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/editorialcommentary/story/512CF02D059C4A06862571D10081EAFA?OpenDocument


NATIONAL KIDNEY
FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA


“The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is deeply concerned about recent
allegations regarding the procurement of organs and tissues through coercive or
exploitative practices abroad, or practices which violate worldwide human rights
standards. The 'Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun
Practitioners in China', from Canadian human rights attorney David Matas and
former Canadian Minister of State David Kilgour, alleges that large numbers of
Falun Gong* practitioners in China are being imprisoned and executed for the
purposes of organ or tissue donation.”

Full statement:

http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/newsitem.cfm?id=336




For more about the organ harvesting story, see:
http://www.killed4organs.net/




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/

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to add that FaluInfo.net is an excellent organization that has been tracking the persecution of Falun Gong in China almost since the beginning of the persecution.

You can find them at http://faluninfo.net

12:44 AM  

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