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End Forced Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong & Uyghur People

End Forced Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong & Uyghur People

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The 5 Eyes Countries (Canada, UK, US, Australia and New Zealand) Governments
For over 20 years, the government of China has forcibly harvested organs from prisoners of conscience for the purpose of profitable transplant surgery and ethnic cleansing.

To this day, a substantial number of victims from the Falun Gong (Buddhist Qi Gong)and Uyghur communities continue to be persecuted, tortured, and detained in Chinese prisons where they are killed and have their organs forcibly harvested.

In March 2020, the China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, has found that China has met all the criteria under the Rome Statute, confirming that they are committing Crimes Against Humanity against Uyghur and Falun Gong people.

Similar crimes against humanity were previously committed by Nazi physicians on Jews imprisoned in concentration camps, and much of the civilized world regret inaction at that time. As history repeats itself in present-day China, we have the opportunity to act today.

We count on the support of all citizens from the 5 Eyes Nations (Canada, UK, US, Australia and New Zealand),  in this matter and urgently request their the 5 Eyes Governments address this pressing human rights concern by taking the following actions:

  1. Request the 5 Eyes countries (Canada, UK, US, Australia and New Zealand) to demand the closure of the modern-day concentration camps, releasing the more than 1 million Uyghur people imprisoned and for all children to be reunited with their parents, and for the release of all other prisoners of conscience in China including Falun Gong practitioners, Christians and Tibetans.

  2. Address the Crimes Against Humanity against the Uyghur people, and forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China, at the UN Security Council, UN General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council.

  3. Invoke the Magnitsky Act and hold the perpetrators responsible for the crimes being committed.

  4. Protect the safety and security of  Uyghur citizens of the 5 Eyes countries  and advocate on their behalf for the release of their family members being held as hostages in concentration camps by the Chinese government.

  5. Pass Bill S-204 in Canada, and other similar bills in other regions  which criminalize organ trafficking, and amend the Criminal Code, making it a punishable offence for citizens outside of China to partake in transplant tourism. 

The brutal persecution of millions of Uyghur people must end.

As recognised global leaders defending human rights and international law, the 5 Eyes Governments
of Canada, US, UK, Australia and New Zealand cannot remain silent as these atrocities are being committed.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

  • 400+ pages of internal Chinese documents were released by the New York Times and provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjian region.

  • More than 1 million Uyghurs are being held in Nazi-style concentration camps by the Chinese government and are being subject to physical and psychological torture. 

  • Children are forcefully taken from their parents and confined to orphanages where they are victims of abuse and political indoctrination to deny their faith.

  • Forced Organ Harvesting: www.chinatribunal.com 

The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, reviewed all available evidence over the course of 12 months including 5 days of public hearings in London with over 50 witnesses, experts, and investigators and concluded that:

“Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and … Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply.”

“In regard to the Uyghurs the Tribunal had evidence of medical testing on a scale that could allow them, amongst other uses, to become an ‘organ bank’.”
 
“Commission of Crimes Against Humanity against the Falun Gong and Uyghurs has been proved beyond reasonable doubt…”
 
“Governments and any who interact in any substantial way with the PRC [People’s Republic of China] ……  should now recognise that they are, to the extent revealed above, interacting with a criminal state."
 
“Governments and any who interact in any substantial way with the PRC [People’s Republic of China] ……   should now recognise that they are, to the extent revealed above, interacting with a criminal state."

Uyghurs have been exposed to  extensive medical testing, including DNA sequencing and organ imaging. Falun Gong (Buddhist Qi Gong) practitioners have been forced to have blood tests, chest x-rays and ultrasound of the organs. These forced medical tests are for the sole purpose of identifying perfect organ matches for Chinese patients and international transplant tourists. 
 
This effectively means that the Uyghur and Falun Gong people are a readily available “organ bank”  for patients requiring organ transplantation.

Forced organ harvesting contravenes all ethical medical and legal principles. In addition, there is serious concern regarding the spread of coronavirus in Uyghur concentration camps amid the current  COVID-19 pandemic and we demand their immediate closure and the return of all prisoners of conscience to their families.
Posted: 20 May 2020 (Updated: 13 August 2020)