Target: President Obama
Goal: Speak out against and stop the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China
Followers of the Falun Gong spiritual and meditation practice are violently suppressed in China. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are held in prison camps where many are tortured and killed. Unlike other countries, China has no public organ donation system in place, yet the Chinese transplant system performs tens of thousands of transplants a year. In the U.S., it usually takes one to three years to obtain an organ. In China, it takes only one to three weeks. There is substantial evidence that military hospitals use jailed Falun Gong believers and other prisoners as a living organ donor banks, killed to support China’s growing organ transplant industry. Estimates indicate that tens of thousands of prisoners, with the vast majority being Falun Gong, have been killed for their organs.
The U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report has cited allegations of organ harvesting from Falun Gong believers and other prisoners. A congressional hearing in 2012 entitled “Organ Harvesting of Religious and Political Dissidents by the Chinese Communist Party” presented evidence by numerous experts incriminating Chinese hospitals and doctors in the practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners, which include practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline, Uighurs, Tibetans and Christians. Three Congressional hearings have been held to cover the topic and doctors from around the world have condemned this crime.
Such crimes against humanity are unacceptable. Killing unjustly imprisoned people for their organs is a gruesome breach of medical ethics and human rights. This petition asks the White House and President Obama to speak out and help stop this horrific practice.
Dear President Obama,
Americans and citizens of other countries around the world are extremely concerned about the forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners in China. This is a gruesome and barbaric practice that has been taking place in China for over a decade. Killing for body parts is a horrific violation of medical ethics. American and international medical communities and governments have taken steps to address China’s organ transplant exploitations and we ask that the United States government also take action against this atrocity.
Transplant abuses of this magnitude are crimes against humanity that people and governments from every country must condemn. This petition requests that President Obama calls on China to immediately end forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners and launch further investigations of human rights abuses in China.
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