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Concerns about forced human organ harvesting mount as China touts COVID-19 lung transplants

The announcement that doctors in China have successfully performed the first lung transplant on a patient previously diagnosed with COVID-19 has coincided with a new report concluding that the Chinese government has engaged in forced human organ harvesting.

The first such lung transplant -- which requires a “donated” lung -- took place on February 29, 2020 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Similar transplants reportedly occurred on March 1, 8, and 10th.

On March 1, 2020, the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China (“China Tribunal”) issued its final report concluding that such organ harvesting has occurred in China and that it has been directed against Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs with the knowledge and approval of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“The Tribunal is certain so as to be sure beyond reasonable doubt that attacks have indeed been directed against Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in the PRC, with actual knowledge of the attack by state actors of the government of the PRC,” the final report states. “Indeed, these attacks are state-sponsored or -sanctioned, and pursuant to or in furtherance of a state policy to commit such attacks.”

The China Tribunal is an independent tribunal, headquartered in London, made up of seven independent members and chaired by legal scholar Sr. Geoffrey Nice QC.

Accusations about human organ harvesting have long been made against the CCP. In February, Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding, USAF (ret.) discussed these accusations with Freedom Media Network founder Curt Mercadante (see video above).

Spalding is the former strategic planning director to the president for the National Security Council and former China strategist for the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He now serves as a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Mercadante asked Spalding for specifics of the CCP’s suppression of human rights, and the retired brigadier general centered in on human organ harvesting.

“If you just take the organ harvesting alone, where they take prisoners of conscience and they put them in prison and then they blood type, tissue type, ultrasound their organs and then put them on a donor list,” said Spalding. “And so you go in for three years because you're a Muslim and you want to wear a beard.”

Spalding continued, “Okay, well so they put you in jail for three years. And then you're a young, healthy individual. You don't drink because it's a part of your belief system, and you're a good donor candidate. And then all of a sudden some wealthy person, either from the Chinese Communist Party or abroad, that's willing to pay good money to get your organs...boom, they slap you on a table to hook you up to an ECMO machine to oxygenate your organs, and they start pulling stuff out, just like a chop shop in a car that's been heisted.”

Spalding notes that the CCP denies the accusations, but then touts the fact that they’re “becoming experts at organ transplantation” and performing “tens of thousands of organ transplantations.”

“But here in the United States, you make a choice on your driver's license, whether you're going to be an organ donor,” he said. “They don't have that program in China. There is no organ donor program. So where are they getting the organs from? They're getting them from prisoners. Who's going to jail? It's the people that are actually protesting the Communist Party. And most of them are religious dissidents.”

Just week’s after Mercadante’s interview with Spalding, the China Tribunal’s final report stated, “The Tribunal is also satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that one or more of the following acts have been committed on Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in the PRC: murder; extermination; imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law; torture; rape or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity; persecution on racial, national, ethnic, cultural or religious grounds that are universally recognised as impermissible under international law; and enforced disappearance.”

View Mercadante’s full discussion with Gen. Spalding by clicking here.

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