April 14 2006, Falun Gong News Bulletin

Monitoring the Falun Gong Human Rights Crisis in China

  • CHINESE PHYSICIANS TELL INVESTIGATOR: ORGANS FROM LIVING FALUN GONG PRISONERS
  • TIANJIN HOSPITAL STAFF CONDUCT RECORD NUMBER OF TRANSPLANTS
  • MEDICAL RECORDS REPORTEDLY BEING SEALED IN JILIN HOSPITALS
  • COLORADO GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION CONDEMNS PRC ABUSES
  • WORLDWIDE PROTESTS GROW, CONTINUE FOR FIFTH WEEK

CHINESE PHYSICIANS TELL INVESTIGATOR: ORGANS FROM LIVING FALUN GONG PRISONERS
A reporter for Sound of Hope Radio, Ms. Mei Tang, on Thursday called major organ transplant centers in China posing as someone seeking a transplant. Doctors with whom she spoke admitted that organs used came from imprisoned Falun Gong—and still living—practitioners, and that there is a temporary abundance of organs that will last only until the end of the month. Tang recorded these telephone conversations, which are available online in Mandarin Chinese (audio / transcript). The doctors’ alarming statements tally closely with information reported here (link) in recent weeks. Ms. Tang called organ transplant centers in Hubei, Shaanxi, and Liaoning provinces, Beijing, Shanghai and other cities. The following are excerpts from her conversations:

Doctor “S” from Changzheng Hospital in Shanghai: “We should have a lot of organs before the end of April. We are getting more and more organs supplied to us, but you have to seize the opportunity. Do you know what I mean? After this period of time, the supply is going to become very slim. After April there will be a period where we have nothing.”
Doctor “W” from the Organ Transplant Center in the No.2 Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University in Liaoning province: “You will have to get it done by May 1—this week or next week! After May 1 we will have very few organs.”
Doctor “S” from Shanghai: “In China, we get our supply of human organs from the same place. How should I explain it to you…? Only we doctors know where the organs are from.”
Doctor “W” from affiliated hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi province: “If you want to come have an organ transplant, you need to try to come before May…”
Reporter: “Do you mean kidneys from living people?”
Doctor W from Xi’an: “Yes. We also supply livers from living people!” Reporter: “Livers from living people?” Doctor W: “Yes, yes.” Reporter: “I heard they’ll be harvested from living human beings.” Doctor W: “Yes, Yes, Yes.” Reporter: “Do some labor camps imprison Falun Gong practitioners and then harvest their organs while they’re alive?” Doctor W: “(Sneering) That’s right!”

TIANJIN HOSPITAL STAFF CONDUCT RECORD NUMBER OF TRANSPLANTS
According to inside sources from Tianjin, at the end of March many foreigners went to Tianjin No. 1 Hospital for liver and kidney transplants. The operations were conducted at night. The operating department is located on the 11th and 12th floors of the hospital. The sources raised the question of where so many liver and kidney donors suddenly came from. Similarly, a new investigative committee called Investigate Genocide against Falun Gong in China (IGFG), has confirmed that hospitals and transplant centers in the provinces or cities of Heilongjiang, Hunan, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Anhui, Shaanxi and Xinjiang are operating overtime to perform batches of transplant surgeries. Organs involved are said to come from Falun Gong adherents being executed before the upcoming July 1 legislation. (article)

MEDICAL RECORDS REPORTEDLY BEING SEALED IN JILIN HOSPITALS
A source from China reports that the medical records of patients at major hospitals in Jilin City are suddenly being sealed, with all outside access forbidden. The move is said to follow a citywide “emergency” meeting of hospitals on April 12. Police are said to be guarding major hospitals in the city, with the scene being likened to “martial law.” Ambulances are said to rush into the hospitals in the evenings, for possibly overtime, illegal transplant operations as reported by other regions.

COLORADO GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION CONDEMNS PRC ABUSES
The Colorado State Senate and State House passed a joint resolution Thursday condemning the persecution of Falun Gong in China, the harassment and attacks on Falun Gong practitioners in the United States, and the practice of harvesting organs from Falun Gong members held in labor camps. The resolution (SJR06-027) was passed unanimously, and was backed by 23 Senate and 45 House cosponsors. It urges the PRC rulership to “end immediately the harassment, detention, physical abuse, and imprisonment” of citizens who practice the Falun Gong, and urges the U.S. government to issue an “official, public, diplomatic statement to the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemning China’s repeated violations of basic human rights,” among other things.

WORLDWIDE PROTESTS GROW, CONTINUE FOR FIFTH WEEK
On April 8 over 300 Falun Gong practitioners from Jakarta, Batam, Bali, and other Indonesian islands marched in protest of the killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organs. In the last week alone, rallies and protests have been held in Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and other countries, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Los Vegas, Washington, D.C., and many other U.S. cities. Sit-in protests opposite Chinese embassies and consulates are taking place 24 hours a day in many cities.

Links:
Sound of Hope Audio file: http://pkg.dajiyuan.com/pkg/2006-04-12/may1.mp3
Sound of Hope Radio transcript: http://eng.soundofhope.org/makeArticle.asp?catID=465&id=36652
Tianjin transplant surge: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/4/14/71962.html
Info Center report: http://www.faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=9386


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