The following statement from John Dee, the vice-chairman of European Friends of Falun Gong, was read at a press conference on Monday 13th March opposite the Chinese Embassy in London. The press conference was held to expose the recent emergence of information on a death camp in Sujiatun where Falun Gong practitioners' internal organs are harvested for sale. For more information on Sujiatun, please see http://en.clearharmony.net/articles/200603/31867.html. European Friends of Falun Gong is a non-governmental organisation of people who don't practise Falun Gong but support freedom of belief for practitioners.
Mr Zha Peixin,
Ambassador of the PR China,
49-51 Portland Place,
London W1B 1JL
12th March 2006
We wish to register our serious concern at the news emanating from the Sujiatun Concentration Camp involving the severe persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and the subsequent sale of their body organs after they have died in custody.
The establishment of the concentration camp is the latest in a long line of brutal activities by the CCP to suppress the Falun Gong movement in its constitutional right to freedom of belief and expression since the practice of Falun Gong was banned by the authorities in July 1999.
The existence of the concentration camp would be terrible enough in itself, but for the CCP to deal in the sale of human organs represents a sinister new direction to the persecution.
We have documentary evidence from many witnesses, including a Taiwanese man whose friend went to China last year to obtain a new kidney, for which he paid $15,000. He claimed that it would have been almost impossible for him to get a suitable replacement kidney in Taiwan, but that they appeared to be readily available in China. It is believed that this kidney was taken from the dead body of a Falun Gong practitioner from Sujiatun after he had been tortured to death in the camp. Local people of course have been frightened and intimidated by officials into remaining silent about this practice for fear of reprisal.
This heartless crime and barbaric killing of Falun Gong practitioners at the CCP's Sujiatun Concentration Camp is only speeding up its demise. More and more people in the world will see clearly the evil nature of the CCP and more and more Chinese people will quit the CCP. Now nearly 9 million Chinese people in China have quit the CCP. The demise of the CCP is impending. We believe that all those who have committed the crime will be brought to justice and this day is not far away.
We are here today to urge you to stop this heartless inhuman crime and leave yourself a chance to be redeemed.
John Dee (vice-chairman, European Friends of Falun Gong)