The organizer and host of the documentary film 《Harvested Alive – Ten Years of Investigation》(NTDTV)

The premiere of the award-winning documentary《Harvested Alive – Ten Years of Investigation》was held in El Monte, Los Angeles, the afternoon of January 21, 2017.

Harvested Alive – Ten Years of Investigation presents extensive evidence of state-mandated organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China, including phone interviews with high-ranking communist officials and Chinese transplant surgeons, and organ transplant statistics from hospitals that far exceed the officially released organ donation data. 

During phone interviews undercover investigators are openly told by transplant surgeons in more than 30 hospitals across China that organs are available, and some openly admit the organs are from healthy Falun Gong practitioners, some as young as 16 years old. These doctors indicate no sense of remorse. Similar interviews with high-ranking communist officials–including former Minister for National Defence Liang Guanglie, former Politburo Standing Committee Member Li Lanqing, and the current first-ranked Vice Premier of the Communist Party Zhang Gaoli–confirm that Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, personally issued the order to kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs. 

A particularly shocking interview in the documentary is a first hand account from a guard who witnessed two doctors remove the heart from a female Falun Gong practitioner. The Falun Gong practitioner was fully conscious as the doctors cut her chest and was not given any form of anaesthetic. The young guard was so disturbed by what he witnessed that he almost shot everyone in the room. His conscience meant he could no longer work in that department, and his whereabouts are currently unknown. 

Investigators based in the United States who volunteer their time for the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong conducted hundreds of undercover phone interviews to Chinese hospitals, courts, police stations, Red Cross offices and the phones of high-ranking officials. The investigators also compiled and examined evidence from hospitals, medical papers, media reports, and multiple other sources, all of which suggest that the organ harvesting for profit is being carried out at all types of hospitals in China, including traditional Chinese medical hospitals.

The documentary premiered in El Monte in the Chinese language, accompanied by English subtitles.

Ms. Liu, originally from Taiwan, said, “We have to stop the organ harvesting.” (NTDTV)

 Ms Liu is a Christian who came to the United States from Taiwan many years ago. She was the first to stand up during the Q&A session following the documentary’s premiere. “So, what can we do now to stop such conduct?” she asked the host, adding, “So our country can do better, we can no longer keep silent. I used to think that such things are far from me, but after watching this film, I think we need to unite to prevent such things happening again. Chinese people have to solve their own problems first. “

 Eighty-five-year-old Mr. Miao and his wife were most deeply stirred by the telephone recording of an interview with Zhu Jiabin, a self-proclaimed butcher from the “610 Office” in Mudanjiang City. The 610 Office is an extrajudicial department that was set up on June 10, 1999, to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. In the interview, Zhu Jiabin boasts about slaughtering Falun Gong practitioner Gao Yixi and extracting the man’s organs for profit.

“They have no shame, nor do they bother to cover it up,” Mr. Miao said, “Their lawless and what they are doing is really no different from what they did during the Cultural Revolution, and this film really convinces me of that. The CCP is a demon of hatred, from carving up the land from the landlords during the agrarian revolution, to plundering private property during the public-private partnership, and then breaking into homes for outright robbery during the Cultural Revolution. We need to spread the truth.”

The host of the event Mr. Ye Ke said, “I hope more people will see this and understand the truth, and we will be able to stop the persecution earlier and stop this undermining of human nature and this inhumane violence that harvests organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.”

Mr. Ye Ke also pointed out that, “If the [Chinese] society is universally involved in this murder machine, these profit motivated activities will not only act to kill Falun Gong practitioners, everyone will be in danger. These black-box operations for organs of unknown origins, and where transplant surgeons are generally working for money, in such a social climate, the patient will not be given the best and most reliable treatment. The ultimate victim is the patient himself, so we certainly want to stop such things.”

 

Ten Years of Investigations

Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was first disclosed to the Epoch Times newspaper in March 2006 by the former wife of a Chinese transplant surgeon.

Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour, and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann have since published many reports about the state-run organ harvesting in China. They estimate that China harvests the organs of 60,000 to 100,000 prisoners of conscience annually, and the majority come from Falun Gong practitioners. 

On June 13, 2016, the US House of Representatives unanimously adopted Resolution 343, which demands that the Chinese Communist Party immediately cease its forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.

During the first day of the plenary session, September 12, 2016, European Parliament President Martin Schultz officially announced a No. 48 joint statement by 12 European parliamentarians that was adopted on July 27, 2016, and requires the European Commission and the Council of the European Union take action to stop the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign to pursue organs of conscience, and seeks an immediate, independent investigation.