China forcefully harvesting organs from ‘hundreds of thousands’ of detainees, reveals tribunal
The Chinese government has murdered “hundreds of thousands” of members of the Uighur Muslim minority and the Falun Gong religious group to harvest their organs, a human rights lawyer has claimed.
The China Tribunal, a group investigating the organ harvesting, said at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday that the Chinese government was taking hearts, kidneys, lungs, and skin from persecuted religious groups.
“Forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, including the religious minorities of Falun Gong and Uighurs, has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, and that it continues today. This involves hundreds of thousands of victims,” China Tribunal lawyer Hamid Sabi told the UNHRC.
Falun Gong, a religious practice based on meditation, physical exercises, and morals, has long been banned in China. The Chinese government outlawed Falun Gong as a cult in 1999 and jailed many practitioners.