For years, the government of China has been harvesting organs from prisoners for transplant purposes. This horrible and inhumane doing is no secret since the world’s government are aware of it and nobody is doing anything to stop it. This story becomes more distressing due to the fact that the prisoners, whose organs are being stolen, are not hardened criminals who deserve to be in jail; they are those people who only have conflicting religious views to those approved by the government, and because of this, they are hunted down, rounded up, and thrown to prison.
It was only in 2005 when the Chinese came clean and admitted to the practice. For many decades, they objected to the stories that circulated of forced organ harvesting. Though they promise to change the way they source the nearly 300,00 organs which are needed annually, the Chinese officials still admitted in 2010 that 90% of all organs from transplant were still being harvested from prisoners. The country only announced that it was switching to a voluntary organ donation program in 2014.
Voluntary Or Forced “Donations?”
On the surface, the switch to a voluntary organ donation system seems good. Yet, there’s a scratch: As compared to every other country on the planet, China executes more prisoners each year. The number of official executions is not revealed by the government. In 2014 alone, Death Penalty Worldwide estimates that at least 2,400 prisoners died in this way. The government is now simply claiming that the prisoners are volunteering their organs as a way to atone for their “sins” as the prisoners that are soon-to-be executed provide an endless supply of available organs.
Huang Jiefu, director of the China Organ Donation Committee, told People’s Daily:
“If (they) are willing to atone for their crime by donating organs, they should be encouraged.”
Chris Kitze of Before Its News was recently interviewed by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show. Kitze has extensively investigated the forced practice of organ transplants in China especially the members of Falun Gong, which is a religious group that practices qigong and meditation exercises and is based on the tenets of truthfulness, forbearance, and compassion.
At first, Falun Gong enjoyed the support of the government. It was in the year 1999 when its membership boomed to an estimated 70 million and during that time the government of China started to view it as a threat as well as a nationwide crackdown and propaganda campaign ensued. The organization was labeled by the government as “heretical,” and imprisoned thousands of adherents. According to experts, the majority of the “volunteered” and forced organs for transplant were obtained from prisoners who have come from members of Falun Gong.
According to Kitze, Jiang Zemin, who is the President of the People’s Republic of China from 1993 to 2003, was unhappy with the Falun Gong’s explosive growth, thus targeting them for persecution. Falun Gong practitioners have been spied for the past 19 years, have had their phones tapped, and have been rounded up and imprisoned in forced slave labor camps.
The information received by Kitze from the former Human Rights Commissioner of Canada revealed that upon arrival, prisoners are tissue-typed and have their blood types checked, and this information is then entered into a database. Whenever a particular organ is needed at a later stage, those prisoners with the correct tissue and blood types are killed to provide the desperate patient the needed organ at a certain price, of course. These organ transplants are estimated to provide billions of revenues for the government of China.
The whole world knows about what is going on in China. Yet, why is nothing being done to stop this savagery?