National Republican Assembly Passes Resolution to End Organ Harvesting of Prisoners in China

Falun Dafa parade in Manhattan, New York City, on May 16, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/  Pezou)

National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) passed a resolution on Oct. 9 urging state officials and Congress members to work to stop organ harvesting of prisoners in China, during a meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

resolution was submitted by Norman Reece, president of the Solano Republican Assembly. resolution calls for an immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong and forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“I think it’s important to continue holding the Communist Party of China accountable for the atrocities that they’re doing. This is one of the worst [religious persecutions],” Reece told Pezou.

resolution was proposed by Norman Reece, chairman of the Solano County, Calif., Republican Assembly on Oct. 9. (Rachel Cao/ Pezou).

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual practice rooted in the Buddhist tradition. practice encourages letting go of unhealthy attachments and living in accordance with truth, compassion, and forbearance.

After the practice was introduced in China in 1992, it soon became popular for its health benefits, stress relief, and mental clarity.

In 1999, CCP statistics estimated that over 70 million Falun Gong practitioners were in China when Jiang Zemin, leader of the CCP at the time, launched a nationwide campaign to eradicate the spiritual practice.

resolution stated that the CCP has continuously denied that it’s harvesting organs without the consent of prisoners, yet it has prevented independent verification of its organ transplant system.

Reece condemned the CCP’s violation of the World Health Organization’s requirements of transparency and traceability in organ procurement pathways and its persecution aimed at the tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners in China since 1999.

resolution stated that Falun Gong practitioners make up the largest number of prisoners of conscience in China, and face the risk of the CCP’s forced organ harvesting industry.

Reece said that many media outlets are silent on the topic because they feel threatened by or have received funds from the CCP.

From left: Bill Cardoza, chairman of the Sacramento Republican Congress, Norman H. Reece, chairman of the Solano Republican Congress, his wife Jeanine Reece, and Mike Gomez, vice chairman of the Solano Republican Congress, at a meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Oct. 9. (Rachel Cao/ Pezou)

nonprofit International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China initiated the China Tribunal to investigate and address the evidence regarding forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China.

“Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and … Falun Gong practitioners have been one—and probably the main—source of organ supply,” according to the China Tribunal’s judgment.

“ concerted persecution and medical testing of the Uyghurs is more recent and it may be that evidence of forced organ harvesting of this group may emerge in due course. Tribunal has had no evidence that the significant infrastructure associated with China’s transplantation industry has been dismantled and absent a satisfactory explanation as to the source of readily available organs concludes that forced organ harvesting continues till today.”

NFRA called on the U.S. State Department to conduct a more detailed analysis on state-sanctioned organ harvesting from nonconsenting prisoners of conscience in the annual Human Rights Reports, and demand an immediate end to the 22-year persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice by the CCP.

Over the 22-year persecution, Falun Gong practitioners have continuously sought justice for their friends and family members who have been persecuted or whose organs have been forcibly harvested.

As of today, five congressional resolutions that call on the CCP to cease the persecution of Falun Gong have passed the House under the efforts of Falun Gong practitioners. All these resolutions are calling on the CCP to cease its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

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