Speakers Expose the Transplants That Take Lives

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 22.55.48By Epoch Times

Doctors from around the world met in San Francisco for the World Transplant Congress held at Moscone Center West July 26–31.

The meetings and discussions inside the hall focus on complex medical procedures and the collaboration of doctors around the world.

Meanwhile, outside on the sidewalk, there was a protest for human rights.

Falun Gong practitioners came from around the Bay Area to protest forced organ harvesting in China. They hope the Transplant Society will employ more effective methods and active steps to end the killing of Falun Gong practitioners, whose organs are involuntarily removed and sold for profit to transplant patients, a scheme first uncovered in 2006.

“There are several victims here who have narrowly escaped China’s notorious labor camps, and who were potential victims of forced organ harvesting,” said Alicia Zhao, coordinator of a press event on Tuesday morning in front of the Moscone Center.

“Most of them tell the stories of having blood being drawn regularly while in detention. We all know this was not done out of a humanitarian reason, as they were tortured on a regular basis, and some to death,” she said.

Mr Engel Opening Statement on H.Res. 281at Full Committee Markup

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 21.41.08By National Journal

WASHINGTON, DC-Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a full Committee markup of a resolution expressing concern over reports of state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China (H.Res. 281).

“Chairman, thank you for holding this important markup…”

“I also support H.Res. 281, introduced by my friend Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and the Royce amendment to that resolution.  This measure shines a light on disturbing allegations that China has engaged inorgan harvesting from prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners and ethnic Uighurs.

“Forced organ harvesting is an unconscionable violation of human rights. The targeting of individuals based on their faith or ethnicity is equally deplorable and must not be tolerated.