22 August 2008
Government of China
We ask the Government of China to acknowledge that Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese prisons have been killed so that their organs could be sold for transplants. We further urge the Government to put an end to this practice.
Up to now, the official Chinese position is that this abuse is not happening. However, as the attachment and enclosures to this letter show, damning evidence has accumulated that this abuse is occurring.
The evidence is a video admission from a Chinese transplant doctor which, when put together with an audio recording from that same doctor, is an undeniable, inculpatory admission of the harvesting of Falun Gong practitioner prisoners for profit. The video is available through Chinese embassies and consulates; consequently, it has the sanction of the Government of China. The admission is, accordingly, one which is sanctioned and approved by the Government of China and can not credibly be denied by the Government.
Denial in the face of such compelling evidence which has the official sanction of the Government is no longer an option. The only option which remains is ending this horrible crime.
For the purpose of writing
our report, our investigators called hospitals throughout China, pretending
to be relatives of patients who needed transplants, asking the hospitals
if they had organs from Falun Gong practitioners for transplant.
The justification for the questions was that, since Falun Gong is an
exercise regime, the Falun Gong practitioners would be healthy and their
organs would be healthy. Our callers got recorded admissions throughout
China that hospitals did have Falun Gong organs for sale.
One such admission came
from Lu Guoping at Minzu Hospital of Guangxi Autonomous Region.
He said, on a recording, that his hospital used to have organs from
Falun Gong practitioners, but no longer has them. He referred
the caller to a hospital in Guangzhou and assured the caller that this
hospital had Falun Gong organs. Here are some of the exchanges:
Q: Then they [the
hospital in Guangzhou to which the caller was referred] use organs from
Falun Gong practitioners?
Q: It is said that
the organs from Falun Gong practitioners are relatively healthy and
better. Do they use this kind as well?
A: Right, right,
right. Usually the healthy ones are chosen.
Q: What I mean is
that the organs from Falun Gong practitioner are better. Do they use
this kind as well?
Q: ...what you used
before, were they from detention centres or prisons?
Q: Oh, prisons.
And it was from healthy Falun Gong practitioners, the healthy Falun
A: Right, right,
right. We would choose the good ones, because we will assure the quality
of our operations.
A: Right, right,
right. We must select it."
In a Phoenix TV documentary,
Lu Guoping acknowledges having received the call from our caller.
He confirms that he referred our caller to a hospital in Guangzhou.
He acknowledges that the caller asked whether that hospital used organs
from Falun Gong practitioners. What changes in the documentary
is the answer he said he gave. In the TV interview, he says:
"I told her
I was not involved in the surgical operations and had no idea where
the organs come from. I told her I could not answer her questions.
She then asked me whether these organs come from prisons. I replied
no to her in clear-cut terms"
On the video, Dr. Lu
is presented with a partial transcript of the call made to him found
in our report. He reacts by saying:
of the phone call does not conform to the truth. Many parts of it have
been distorted or mutilated. The report says that when I was asked where
the organs removed from Falun Gong people came from, prisons or detention,
houses I said they came from the prisons. But this was not my answer....The
report also says that when the person who called me asked whether we
have to go to the prison to select body organs I answered yes and added
we have to go there to make the choice. This question was actually not
raised at all then."
There is no indication
in the Phoenix TV documentary that we have a recording where Dr. Lu
says in his own voice the words attributed to him in our report.
Nor does either the doctor or the interviewer make any attempt to explain
how we could possibly have got the voice of the doctor on a recording
saying what he denies saying, interspersed seamlessly with what he admits
saying, if he did not say what he denies saying. The suggestion
left by the documentary is that we have altered a transcript.
Because there is no acknowledgement of a recording, there is no suggesting
we have altered the recording.
So here we have on our
recording an admission from a doctor that he and his colleagues used
to go to a prison to select Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.
He does not just say that someone else did this. He says that
he and his colleagues used to do this themselves. Moreover, we
have a further admission that the voice we have on our recording is
the voice of the very person our recording says he is.
At the website www.organharvestinvestigation.net , you will find
a) our report in Chinese
b) the DVD from Phoenix
TV which interviews Lu Guoping,
c) the audio in Chinese
and transcript in both Chinese and English of the telephone conversation
between our investigator and Lu Guoping.