Thousands of members of a religious group in China, the world’s most populous nation, are said to have had their organs illegally harvested while they were still alive so they could be sold to “transplant tourists” as part of a massive human rights abuse conspiracy.
The so-called “Falun Gong” spiritual movement is said to have been subjected to violent abuse and physical dissection at the hands of the corrupt Chinese government, new reports indicate. Many of these religious prisoners are said to have had their livers, organs and even eyes forcibly removed from their bodies so their captors could sell them for profit.
Rumors of this pernicious organ harvesting operation first began to emerge around 2006, according to The U.K.’s Daily Mail. But it wasn’t until many years later that a serious investigation was launched, affirming that the Chinese government did, indeed, engage in such demonic activity for years before being confronted publicly.
Evidence showing that such abuses were taking place hardly even hit the radar until fairly recently, when a documentary about Falun Gong was finally released. Entitled Hard to Believe, the film examines – perhaps for the first time with any sort of sincerity – the political climate in communist China that led to illegal medical experimentation on religious prisoners.
When people unify, governments go nuts
First launched in the early 1990s, Falun Gong reportedly gained some 100 million followers in its first few years. People from all across China were enamored with the religious sect, which promoted unification and the strength that comes from people becoming “one” with each other in both spirit and intent.
The communist Chinese government didn’t like this, of course, and began cracking down on the Falun Gong religion in 1999. On July 20 of that year, Chinese security forces reportedly began abducting and detaining thousands of people believed to be religious leaders in Falun Gong, subjecting them to torture and abuse.
This marked the launch of what would quickly become a full-fledged war by the Chinese government against Falun Gong, ultimately leading to what many now say is a dark blot in China’s sordid and volatile history as a nation.
The organ harvesting that took place against Falun Gong members, claims the film, is “one of the most catastrophic human rights violations in our time.”
Religious unity is the enemy of totalitarian government
It wasn’t until about 2006 that the world finally started to take notice of what the Chinese government had done to many of its citizens during this dark time in history. And it was largely due to the work of Hard to Believe‘s creators that the truth was able to see the light of day.
“What drew me to the story was that the evidence was so strong and yet it’s hardly talked about,” stated Ken Stone, Hard to Believe‘s director, to The Daily Mail. “What we did was explore why the reports and documentaries have gotten so little attention.”
“A number of people have come up with such strong evidence, but they are consistently ignored.”
But the silence has now been broken, and for the first time the world is taking notice of what happened concerning Falun Gong. A former member of the religious sect helped carve out the premise of the film, providing gruesome details of the types of abuses that took place.
This and other first-hand accounts of harrowing religious abuse are helping to bring fresh awareness of the very real danger of government persecution, particularly against citizens who join forces in unified solidarity.
“We acknowledge a terrible atrocity only after it’s over,” added Ethan Gutmann, an analyst who contributed to the film. “This is a pattern we see over and over again.”
Ethan A. Huff
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