Thank you for “Our View, ‘The five spot’” (TNT, 10/17).
I especially appreciated #5, hoping the Lincoln students would realize that the “trip you just enjoyed masks a closed, repressive society with an abysmal human rights record.”
Since 1999, a Buddha School teaching called Falun Gong has been persecuted in China. Doing peaceful exercises in the parks, and living by the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance became a crime. Falun Gong became too popular with the masses, and it wasn’t under Jiang Zemin’s communist government’s control. Millions were arrested, held in captivity, and tortured for their beliefs.
In 2006, Canadian investigators, David Matas and David Kilgour, found that those arrested for their beliefs were blood typed and used as candidates for organ transplants. Today, China’s hospitals can promise an organ transplant in 1 to 4 weeks, or within hours if you are having a medical emergency.
On June 13, 2016, the US House of Representatives passed HR 343, calling on China to end organ harvesting of Falun Gong and other prisoners.
Will other oppressive governments follow China’s lead in selling its citizens’ organs? What more can we do to stop China’s unethical organ transplant business?