As China joins Pakistan for raising their voices against the ‘human rights violations’ in Kashmir, shocking reports are out where China is accused of forcibly harvesting organs from minorities including Muslims in the country. A global group fighting to stop transplant abuse raised serious allegations against China at the United Nations, reports say.
The China Tribunal, which calls itself an “independent, international people’s tribunal” that investigates allegations of organ harvesting in the country, is led by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. The tribunal said they found evidence that China is continuing to forcibly collect organs from political and religious prisoners, despite saying they stopped the practice four years ago.
The human rights activists accuse China of harvesting human organs from the minority communities in the country. They raised this issue during a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting earlier last week. The charge was brought by the China Tribunal, a global organization initiated by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China.
The lawyer for the Tribunal, Hamid Sabi, told the UN that China was taking kidneys, lungs and skin from minority groups, including Uighur Muslims and members of Falgun Gong religious group. He had said that forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, including the religious minorities of Falgun Gong and Uighurs, has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale.
China has admitted in the past that it would regularly take the organs of prisoners on death row and use them in transplants, but said they stopped in January 2015. According to the China Tribunal, it is unlikely to be true. The tribunal says there has been an “explosion” of transplants in China over the last two decades, as well as an increase of “transplant tourists” who travel to China to purchase an organ.