Organ Harvesting Crimes & Persecution of Falun Gong
Prof. Sen Nieh
Vice President, WOIPFG
Chairman, Mechanical Engr., the Catholic Univ. of America
Forum at Congress on Organ Harvesting & Screening of “Harvested Alive”
11 am - 2 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017
Rayburn 2255, US Congress, Washington DC
Thank you, Dr. Hwang! I am very honored to be invited to this Organ Harvesting Forum at Congress today to speak on behalf of the NGO - WOIPFG. The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (or WOIPFG) was founded 14 years ago, on January 20, 2003. It is headquartered in New York and has branch offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and Canada.
WOIPFG’s mission is to investigate the criminal conduct of all institutions, organizations and individuals involved in the persecution of Falun Gong; to bring such investigations, no matter how long it takes, no matter how far and deep we have to search, to full closure; to exercise fundamental principles of humanity; and to restore and uphold justice in society.
The guiding principle our investigation is that those who committed crimes shall be brought to justice. Individuals shall bear responsibility for their involvement in their organizations’ crimes, and those instigating the persecution shall bear the same responsibility as those physically carrying out the persecution. According to this principle, and to uproot state-sanctioned crimes and safeguard human morality and conscience, the criminal conduct of all individuals within organizations, units and departments involved in the persecution will be thoroughly investigated and brought to justice.
WOIPFG was founded to fight against the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. Since July 1999, Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Community Party (CCP), has used the entire state apparatus to carry out a genocidal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Similar to the crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis during World War II, but far exceeding them in the nature and extent of the kinds of evil deeds conducted, the persecution of Falun Gong in China is carried out using some of the most evil method in human history. CCP’s Propaganda, which has fueled and enabled the persecution, has also been extended abroad. Slanderous news reports in overseas media and rumors spread intentionally across overseas Chinese communities have deceived tens of millions of innocent people. The persecution of Falun Gong has targeted all of humanity. The judicial system in China is a system overseen by the Chinese Communist Party; under this tyrannical authoritarian state it is impossible to expect China’s own judicial system to openly investigate any crimes of such scale, or to put a stop to the persecution. WOIPFG was founded to expose these horrific crimes against humanity and to collaborate with entities that stand up to injustice to bring the Chinese Communist Party to justice in the future.
Lawsuits against the Nazis’ genocidal crimes and the corresponding collection of evidence did not begin until after the demise of the Third Reich. This created considerable difficulty with respect to the collection of evidence, and neither the lawsuits nor the evidence collection played any role in stopping the systematic killing during the Holocaust. Humanity is still a long way from fully exposing the devastations brought about by the global Communist movement and bringing to justice their egregious crimes. For some countries and regions, the process of settling accounts with the Communists did not begin until more than a decade after their downfall; for others, such efforts remain merely at the institutional level. In China, the Communist Party has caused the unnatural deaths of tens of millions of people, but it has never been held accountable. This has made the persecutors more brutal, reckless and raving mad.
The Chinese communist regime launched the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. The CCP is an incumbent totalitarian dictatorship, and is the most evil, cunning, brutal and largest de facto terrorist entity in the world today. This is the first time in history that victims of state sanctioned persecution have undertaken a systematic investigation and collection of evidence, and launched legal, judicial and righteous actions against individual perpetrators to effectively deter further persecution.
I. Allegations against 76,132 Alleged Individuals and 35,551 Alleged Institutions
Since December 9, 2004, WOIPFG has released nine sets of lists of alleged perpetrators of the persecution. As of July 10, 2016, 76,132 individuals and 35,551 institutions were suspected of having participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Among them, 7,716 individuals are from the “610 Office” system, and 9,816 individuals are from the Commission of Political and Legal Affairs. Furthermore, 891 Chinese hospitals and 9,519 doctors are suspected of having committed the crimes of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. http://www.zhuichaguoji.org/node//65737
II. Investigation on the Live Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners by the CCP
As of July 10, 2016, after more than a decade of investigation, WOIPFG had published a series of 80 investigative reports on the CCP’s live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. Our investigation indicates that 891 hospitals and 9,519 transplant doctors across China have been allegedly involved in organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. WOIPFG has set up individual files on all these hospitals and the individual medical personnel. The evidence we have collected (such as cached web pages and medical papers) amounts to more than 100GB in volume.
WOIPFG investigators have made tens of thousands of telephone calls as part of this investigation, and have gathered evidence of organ harvesting crimes through these calls from members of China’s most senior leadership, including five standing committee members of the CCP Central Politburo, a vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, a committee member of the Central Politburo, a defense minister, a former health minister of the General Logistics Department of the PLA and more than 20 hospitals where organ transplant doctors have admitted to using Falun Gong practitioners as donors. As of July 15, 2016, WOIPFG had published evidence from 117 recorded telephone interviews and more than 2,000 data items. All the evidence indicates that organ harvesting is a state sanctioned crime led by the CCP and ordered by the former head of the CCP, Jiang Zemin.
The Explosive Growth of Organ Transplants is Found Throughout China
WOIPFG has investigated and gathered evidence from organ transplant medical institutions in 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 4 central government directly-controlled municipalities in mainland China. As of July 2016, WOIPFG’s investigation had discovered that a total of 891 hospitals and 9,519 doctors have been involved in live organ harvesting. Among these hospitals, 712 have performed liver and kidney transplants. These hospitals are found across the entire mainland China. Some of the implicated hospitals are part of the military system and the armed police system. And a significant number of them are traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospitals, forensic hospitals, children’s hospitals, county-level hospitals and specialist hospitals. The second group of hospitals are not qualified to perform organ transplant surgeries.
There exist Nazi concentration camp-style live organ banks across China
Since 1999, in China, the number of organ transplants has grown by several hundred times or even a thousand times. Wait times for organs are merely a small fraction of those in the United States. The percentage of emergency liver transplant surgeries in China can even reach as high as 26.6% of the total number of liver transplants. The shortest liver transplant wait time is 4 hours after the patient’s admission into hospital. Multiple organ transplants have been performed simultaneously, (in one case, a hospital completed 24 kidney or liver transplants within one day), and there have been live individuals used as back-up transplant organ donors.
A large amount of evidence attests that the number of Falun Gong practitioners slaughtered by the CCP for their organs while they were still alive is enormous.
III. Systematic Investigation has led to the Publication of 339 Reports (as of May 29, 2017)
WOIPFG has completed its systematic investigation on the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP. As of August 18, 2016, we had published 339 reports, totaling 6.8 million Chinese characters. These reports focus on the various apparatuses of the regime, including Party-related government functions, administrative functions, the military, judicial and legal systems, propaganda departments, education departments, cultural departments, and overseas infiltration arms and so on.
The Investigative Projects and Investigation Reports include:
- The Global Monitoring and Tracking System
- Reports on the “Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation” Hoax
- Reports on the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners
- Reports on the CCP’s Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners through Forced Slave Labor
- Reports on the CCP’s Use of State Assets and Foreign Investments to Persecute Falun Gong
- Reports on the CCP Exporting the Persecution of Falun Gong via All Channels (Overseas Infiltration)
- Reports on the Political and Legal Affairs Commission Persecuting Falun Gong
- Investigative Reports on the “610 Office” System Persecuting Falun Gong
- Reports on the CCP Mouthpiece Media Persecuting Falun Gong
- Reports on the CCP’s Use of Brainwash Methods to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
- Reports on the CCP’s Use of Psychiatric Abuse Methods to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
- Reports on the CCP’s “Anti-Cult Association” Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners
- Reports on Significant Individual Cases of Persecution
- Reports on the CCP’s Use of High Technologies to Persecute Falun Gong
- Reports on the CCP’s Ministries and Commissions Persecuting Falun Gong
- Reports on the Chinese Labor Camps
- Reports on the CCP’s Attacks on Overseas Independent Media
- Reports on the CCP’s Attacks on Shen Yun Performing Arts Company’s Global Tour
- Reports on CCP’s Persecution of Dissidents and Activists
- Reports on the CCP High Ranking Officials Acting as Main Culprits of the Persecution
- Reports on Falun Gong Practitioners Persecuted to Death
- Many films and videos
- Investigation Reports on the Persecution of Falun Gong
IV. WOIPFG has Released 6,943 Notices and Notifications (as of June 12, 2017)
We continue the investigation of egregious individual cases on a daily basis and then release investigation notifications. These notices are sent to the perpetrators, their work units, the authorities at the next higher levels and the local communities. Further investigation is then carried out among relevant personnel for verification purposes. And follow-up work is then performed in compliance with legal and judicial processes.
V. The Global Monitoring and Tracking System
The Global Monitoring and Tracking System was founded by WOIPFG in conjunction with a number of human rights organizations and individuals. The system covers more than 110 countries and nearly 500 cities. It effectively monitors and tracks the Communist Party and government officials allegedly involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, especially those who are suspected of having deployed resources to persecute, arrested, brainwashed, abused, tortured and murdered Falun Gong practitioners and those who have been directly involved in the information blockade regarding the persecution, public opinion incitement to hatred against practitioners and illegal sentencing of practitioners. And the system also assists in legal prosecution by helping the victims take legal action against the perpetrators while these officials travel abroad.
With this system in place, we have been able to successfully locate Zhao Zhizhen, former station chief of Wuhan TV, who acted as a “hatchet man” in smearing the reputation of Falun Gong in the anti-Falun Gong campaign, when he was visiting his relatives in the United States. And we delivered the indictment documents to his residence during his stay in America. When Guo Chuanjie, the former head of the “Leadership Team to Deal with the Falun Gong Problem” in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited the United States, once he entered the United States, he was immediately under the system’s surveillance. And eventually, in New York’s Battery Park near the Statue of Liberty, the indictment documents were delivered to him, thus laying the foundation for his guilty verdict in absentia.
VII Assisting the Victims in Legal Prosecution
WOIPFG has completed the investigation on a number of individuals, who have been directly involved in initiating, planning, promoting and directing the perpetration of the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. According to the evidence collected by our investigation, WOIPFG has assisted some of the victims of the persecution in filing lawsuits against the most senior CCP officials, including Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zeng Qinghong, Liu Yi, Bo Xilai and others. As a result, while visiting abroad, those senior officials under WOIPFG’s investigation went as far as avoiding the use of main entrances. For example, Su Rong, the Party Secretary of Gansu province, while visiting Zambia on an official trip, wouldn’t dare to show up in court after receiving a subpoena from the local court as a result of a lawsuit filed by Falun Gong practitioners in Zambia. In the end, Su Rong left Zambia in secret and fled back to China via a third country in an un-official way.
We have successfully located, sued and delivered indictment documents to the following individuals while they were visiting abroad on official trips: Zhao Zhizhen, former station chief of Wuhan TV, who acted as a “hatchet man” in smearing the reputation of Falun Gong in the anti-Falun Gong campaign; Guo Chuanjie, former head of the “Leadership Team to Deal with Falun Gong Problem” in the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lin Yanzhi, “610 Office” director and former deputy Party Secretary of Party Committee of Jilin Province; and Shi Honghui, director of Reeducation through Labor Bureau of Guangdong Province.
At the same time, the Global Monitoring and Tracking System tracks and collects information on other prime suspects of the persecution of Falun Gong, their overseas assets and their family members that have fled China. This is to prepare for future actions taken against the offenders, including asset freezing, reparation and eventual legal actions against their family members who were complicit in their crimes. These steps shall utterly deter such evil crimes from being committed. No matter how long it takes, no matter how deep we have to search, we shall carry our investigation toward the end and bring the perpetrators to justice!
In summary, over the past 14 years of investigation, WOIPFG has completed the preparation of evidence for the anticipated grand trial at International Criminal Court to bring perpetrators and CCP to justice.
With this platform of forum and film screening at the Congress, we hope the new 115th Congress and new Trump Administration can hear out and hear well our findings and messages of organ harvesting crimes and 18-year long persecution of Falun Gong in China. Make independent and immediate investigation into China and help end the genocidal crimes on Falun Gong and bring justice and freedom to the suffered people. Thank you all!
Brief Bio of Speaker: Professor Sen Nieh
Dr. Sen Nieh has been a Professor and the Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. He is a scholar in Clean Energy Technologies and published 100+ scientific papers, 7 patents of invention, and 1 college textbook. He is the Recipient of United Nations’ Lectureship Award, Charles Karman’s Teaching Excellence Award, and Honorary Professorship Awards from 5 universities in China and Taiwan.
Being a Falun Gong practitioner for 20 years, Prof. Nieh has been a keen observer and China expert, particularly in Hunan Rights and Religious Freedom. He has been an active advocate, event organizer, and powerful speaker and leader in numerous community, academia, and Congressional events and services. He is Vice President of World Organization to Investigate Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), VP of Global Tuidang Center, former President of Epoch Times in DC, Founder of Washington Forum, and Co-founder/VP of Alliance for Democracy of Asians in U.S.A.