It is said that 'State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China' will prove to be an important publication and a complementary book to Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs. State Organs is a collection of essays about the practice of illegal, forced organ harvesting of prisoners in China, including prisoners of conscience. The essays explore the topic, providing an overview of the history of organ transplants in China, the involvement of large pharmaceutical companies in clinical trials in China, and an outline of the repression of Falun Gong and why they are particularly vulnerable to the practice of forced organ harvesting.
“In contrast to the global phenomenon of organ trafficking where the donor stays alive,” Dr. Trey says, “organ procurement practices in China are mostly based on the `intended death’ of the donor … the death that did not occur by accident or in the course of nature, but rather through the decision or intention of other people. Practitioners of the spiritual movement Falun Dafa have become the main target for this pool of living organ donors.”
The essays provide the reader with facts and statistics, thoughtful comments and witness accounts of what is going on in China’s prisons. They also offer suggestions on what governments and individuals can do to help end this crime against humanity.
“Anyone concerned about the ethical practice of medicine,” Mr. Matas says, “will be both chilled and heartened by this book — chilled that prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, in China continue to be killed in large numbers for their organs, and heartened that leading members of the medical profession are standing up to combat this abuse."
Justice for the World hopes that this new book will inspire experts to raise their voices. Justice for the World has expressly pleaded for major human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to immediately make the persecution of Falun Gong their number one concern.
Given the state of affairs and the evidence for it, they should not linger for one more day and do whatever they can to on the one hand to help further investigate these matters and at the same time to start to speak out at great length and in great detail about this.
The genesis of Justice for the World, eight years ago, was to on the one hand to address international human rights violations, and on the other hand to give more weight to the persecution of Falun Gong when those voices refrain from making this their number one concern, only addressing it at occasion. In the process of trying to establish a human rights organization with some influence, we have regrettably failed so far, but we know that some of you with great influence are reading this and have held our intentions in high esteem, so we hope that all of you with great influence will read this book and draw your own conclusions about what is true and what is false and what should be done about it.