UN human rights body asked to probe ‘forced’ organ harvesting in China
MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being urged to investigate the reported forced harvesting and selling of organs harvested from persecuted religious and ethnic minorities in China.
Lawyer Hamid Sabi, speaking to the council’s headquarters in Geneva, presented the findings of the China Tribunal, an independent panel tasked to examine the issue on “forced organ harvesting.”
A video of Sabi’s statement before the UNHRC’s 42nd session in Geneva was posted on September 25 at the China Tribunal’s website.
Video from https://chinatribunal.com/statement-made-to-the-united-nations-september-2019/
Sabi said that the Tribunal concluded that organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience including the religious ethic minorities of the Falun Gong spiritual group and Uighur “had been committed for years throughout China at a significant scale and that it continues today.”
The tribunal also concluded that commission of crimes against humanity has been proved “beyond reasonable doubt” as this involved “hundreds of thousands of victims,” he added.
“Victim for victim and death for death, cutting out the hearts and other organs from living, blameless, harmless, peaceable people constitute one of the worst mass atrocities to this century,” Sabi said.
“Organ transplantation to save a life is a scientific and social triumph but killing the donor is criminal,” he added.
Sabi said that UN member states have the “legal obligation” to address the said criminal act.
Falun Gong is a spiritual group that China banned 20 years ago after 10,000 members appeared at the central leadership compound in Beijing in silent protest.
Thousands of members have since been jailed. /gsg
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