We’ve long known that China has a horrific track record on human rights.  Through sex selective abortion, the government has killed millions of little girls.  Through extreme religious intolerance, the government has imprisoned and killed people attempting to peacefully worship God.  And now, the evidence that the government is harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in their custody.

China performs tens of thousands of organ transplants per year.  When questioned about this improbably high number, the government claimed these organs were taken from voluntary civilian donors. Of course, that didn’t make sense.  When pressed, they changed their story, claiming organs were from death row prisoners.

But that’s not true either.  Experts have evaluated their records and deemed them to be fake.  This means there’s an unreported, secondary source, from which the government is taking organs. 

Matthew P. Robertson, a writer for Victims of Communism, has the details of this new harrowing report:

In examining the extraordinary growth of organ transplantation and rapid availability of organs in China, the report asks one overarching question: What is the most plausible explanation for the source of the organs? The report examines the evidence of blood-testing and medical examinations of Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in custody, and finds that extrajudicial organ sourcing from these populations is the most plausible and parsimonious explanation.

Make no mistake.  This is an ongoing tragedy, one of the worst human rights violations I can imagine.  Robertson writes:

At this stage, only the Chinese authorities are in a position to put these allegations to rest. Instead of doing so, they have co-opted international medical elites, responded with propaganda to those making the allegations, and engaged in an elaborate scheme of data falsification, creating a Potemkin voluntary donation system while continuing to offer organs on demand to paying clients. World governments have not publicly challenged China as to the source of its organs, and international medical and human rights organizations have also failed to raise public concerns as to the scale of the PRC transplant system and the real source of organs.

Image Credit: Trey Ratcliff on Flickr

Hat Tip: Victims of Communism

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.