Criminal Complaint in Boston Accuses Chinese Delegates to Transplant Conference of Complicity in Torture
BOSTON (Falun Dafa Information Center) – A legal complaint filed in Boston charges directors of organ transplant centers in China with overseeing forced removal of body parts such as hearts, livers, and kidneys from living bodies of imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners. Two Chinese doctors, Chen Zhonghua and Zhu Tongyu, were named in the complaint filed on Tuesday while they were attending the World Transplant Congress annual conference in Boston’s Prudential Center. A third doctor, Shen Zhongyang, was added on Wednesday morning.
Human rights attorney Dr. Terri Marsh filed the complaint, which drew evidence from an investigative report recently issued in Canada (news). Included in the report are transcripts of phone conversations in which investigators pretending to be organ shoppers converse with doctors in China. In these transcripts, doctors from the three surgeons’ departments openly acknowledge that they have a supply of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners (special report: www.killed4organs.net).
In filing the complaint, Dr. Marsh has held that U.S. courts have jurisdiction in this case under Title 18, which allows for the prosecution of perpetrators of torture who are present in the United States, regardless of their country of origin. Dr. Marsh maintains that systematic forced organ removal from living Falun Gong adherents is a form of torture.
News release from Human Rights Law Foundation: