Stop Organ Harvesting in China!

Out of concern for an alarming human-rights issue in China, our small team of developers and graphic designers is respectfully bringing it to your attention.

1.5 Million Victims Killed

Up to 1.5 mil­lion Chinese cit­izens have been killed for their or­gans to be sold, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port by the ICEOPC.

The re­port in­cludes de­tailed in­form­a­tion about a sys­tem of hun­dreds of Chinese hos­pit­als and trans­plant fa­cil­it­ies op­er­at­ing in China since around 2000.

In 2013 Doc­tors Against Forced Or­gan Har­vest­ing (DA­FOH) ini­ti­ated a pe­ti­tion to the United Na­tions for im­me­di­ate ac­tion to end this un­eth­ic­al prac­tice of forced or­gan har­vest­ing.

The pe­ti­tion (already signed by over 2 mil­lion people) also calls for end­ing the per­se­cu­tion against the spir­itu­al group Falun Gong, the primary vic­tims of forced or­gan har­vest­ing.

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Falun Gong exercises - group practice

What is Falun Gong

Falun Gong is a Chinese cul­tiv­a­tion meth­od based on an­cient tra­di­tions for achiev­ing phys­ic­al and spir­itu­al health.

The prac­tice con­sists of five easy to learn ex­er­cises. The es­sence of Falun Gong is in striv­ing to­wards bal­ance and har­mony in daily life and bey­ond - as­sim­il­a­tion to the prin­ciples of Truth­ful­ness, Com­pas­sion and For­bear­ance.

Falun Gong gains un­pre­ced­en­ted pop­ular­ity in the early 90s. It spreads at a tre­mend­ous speed from per­son to per­son - among re­l­at­ives, friends and col­leagues. In 1999 the num­ber of those who prac­tice it in China is about 100 mil­lion people.

Today people from more than 110 coun­tries around the world prac­tice Falun Gong and re­port re­mark­able and even mi­ra­cu­lous health im­prove­ments, as well as a more bal­anced and less stress­ful life.

Protesters against the persecution at Tiananmen Sq, Beijing, 2001

Persecution in China

It all star­ted the night of 20 Ju­ly 1999. Thou­sands of Chinese through­out the coun­try were force­fully taken out of their homes and driv­en in­to de­ten­tion cen­ters, pris­ons and la­bour camps. The only reas­on for this was their prac­ti­cing Falun Gong.

The po­lice ac­ted upon or­ders from Chinese com­mun­ist party lead­er Ji­ang Zemin. He ordered the com­plete an­ni­hil­a­tion of the prac­tice and its dis­ciples by all pos­sible means.

Ji­ang’s envy for Falun Gong’s grow­ing pop­ular­ity is the main reas­on for the per­se­cu­tion. Peace­ful Falun Gong prac­ti­tion­ers were la­belled “en­emies of the state” and be­came vic­tims of gen­o­cide and re­pres­sion.

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The perpetrators of the persecution

History of Violence

Mao Zedong, founder of Chinese Com­mun­ist Party (CCP), is the worst mass mur­der­er of all times. Dur­ing CCP’s rule 80 mil­lion in­no­cent Chinese have lost their lives in non­stop purges and cam­paigns. CCP’s 65-year-old his­tory is writ­ten with lies, ter­ror and blood:

    1958 - The Great Leap For­ward - 45 mil­lion vic­tims of mur­der­ous la­bour and star­va­tion; emer­gence of can­ni­bal­ism;

    1966 - The Cul­tur­al Re­volu­tion - a polit­ic­al move­ment to erad­ic­ate tra­di­tion­al val­ues; in­tel­lec­tu­als be­came tar­gets of tor­ture and mas­sacre;

    1989 - The Tianan­men Square mas­sacre;

    1999 - Be­gin­ning of Falun Gong gen­o­cide.

“A Tragedy in China” - oil on canvas, Yuan Li

Torture and Killings

In today’s China tor­ture is a routine part of the au­thor­it­ies’ work. Just be­fore the be­gin­ing of the per­se­cu­tion Ji­ang Zemin is­sues the in­fam­ous or­der: “It is not a crime for Falun Gong prac­ti­tion­ers to be beaten to death. If this hap­pens, it should be con­sidered a sui­cide”.

53.4% of the death cases are wo­men. Along with men they are sub­jec­ted to tens of phys­ic­al types of tor­ture, such as: high voltage shock­ings; in­ject­ing of sub­stances that dam­age the nervous sys­tem; stick­ing of sharp sticks un­der the nails; pro­longed sleep depriva­tion, etc.

They also be­come vic­tims of sexu­al ab­use by the po­lice and la­bour camp au­thor­it­ies.

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“Organ Crimes” - oil on canvas, Xiqiang Dong

Forced Organ Harvesting

Between 60,000 and 100,000 trans­plants per year hap­pen in China since 2000, ac­cord­ing to ICEOPC's new re­port.

These stag­ger­ing num­bers re­main of­fi­cially un­ex­plained in light of the de­creas­ing num­ber of death sen­tences and the lack of vol­un­tary or­gan dona­tion sys­tem.

They point to a highly prof­it­able state-run in­dustry where top-rank­ing of­fi­cials of the Com­mun­ist party act to­geth­er with hos­pit­als, pris­on au­thor­it­ies and the mil­it­ary.

Pri­or to the force­ful or­gan ex­trac­tion the vic­tims are held in con­cen­tra­tion camps where they are sub­ject to sys­tem­at­ic med­ic­al tests for tis­sue match­ing.

Re­port says these or­gan ex­trac­tions are of­ten done without an­es­thet­ics and, in some cases, while the donor is still alive.

Falun Dafa - marching parade in New York

International Support

Since the be­gin­ning of the per­se­cu­tion Falun Dafa prac­ti­tion­ers call for an end of the re­pres­sions and for bring­ing the main per­pet­rat­ors to justice.

Their ap­peal has drawn sup­port from many gov­ern­ments and NGOs – in­clud­ing DA­FOH's en­gage­ment. The im­pact:

- In Decem­ber, 2013 the European Par­lia­ment passed a res­ol­u­tion, call­ing China to end or­gan har­vest­ing from pris­on­ers of con­science, to re­lease them and to al­low an in­de­pend­ent in­vest­ig­a­tion.

- In June, 2016 the US House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives passed a res­ol­u­tion, con­demning forced or­gan re­mov­al in China and de­mand­ing for an im­me­di­ate end of the per­se­cu­tion against Falun Gong.

- Italy, Aus­tralia, Is­rael, Spain, Taiwan and oth­er coun­tries ad­op­ted res­ol­u­tions and laws against un­eth­ic­al or­gan har­vest­ing and trans­plant tour­ism.

In 2016 DA­FOH re­ceived nom­in­a­tion for the No­bel Peace Prize, for a dec­ade of rais­ing aware­ness about one of the most cata­stroph­ic, still on-go­ing vi­ol­a­tions of hu­man rights in our time.

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