March 31, 2006

Murder For Organs In China

As Jay Nordlinger said yesterday, "sometimes, the unthinkable needs to be thought about", which is why he is doing his best to shine the light of day on the horrendous practice of harvesting organs from living Chinese prisoners reportedly going on in a combination hospital/death camp in a town called Sujiatun, in northeastern China.

Nordlinger links two articles from Epoch Times, here and here, in which the details of the slaughter are related by hospital workers. In one case, the wife of one of the surgeons who was active in the organ harvesting activity gives a detailed interview about the gruesome program, and the mental and emotional toll it took on her husband. Other hospital workers are interviewed who say that the victims, thought to number as many as 6000, were all prisoners guilty only of being practitioners of Falun Gong, the popular meditation and exercise regimen which is banned by the Chinese government.

Those whose organs were removed were in various states of health. Because many of the victims were illegally detained, there was neither an arrest warrant nor identification as to who these people actually were. Often after their organs were removed, nobody claimed the bodies. Sometimes their bodies were picked up by crooks who pretended to be their family members.

About three-quarters of the 6,000 people died after their hearts, kidneys, corneas, or skin was removed; their bodies were then burned. This witness, whose family member participated in the removal of Falun Gong practitioners' organs, said that approximately 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners remain in the hospital. She was afraid that the authorities would kill all of them to destroy evidence.

The Epoch Times "Sujiatun Death Camp Archive" page has many previous articles on the Sujiatun complex, if you'd like to read more background.

I've got to believe that only by shaming and embarrassing the Chinese regime through wide publication of the details of this outrage can it be stopped. Some political groups are going public with their opposition to this murder, but I wonder if the rest of the West, in their single-minded pursuit of commerce with the Chinese regime, will be so rude as to even bring it up. Nordlinger isn't optimistic. Thanks anyway, Jay.

Posted by dan at March 31, 2006 10:09 PM