Human Rights Advocates To The West: Do Not Feed The ‘Mad Tiger’

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By NTD Newsroom
November 14, 2019China News

The person’s heart was still beating when Dr. Enver Tohti Bughda took out the liver and kidneys in 1995. Twenty years later, Dr. Bughda, an Uyghur, became one of the most important witnesses of the profit-seeking forced organ harvesting by the Chinese regime. The murders were performed not just on death-row prisoners but also on civilians and prisoners of conscience.

This June, an independent people’s Tribunal in London called China a “criminal state” where people continued to be medically tested and killed for their organs.

Speaking to NTD at a seminar by the Edelstam Foundation in Sweden, Bughda said the West needs to act, “Stop teaching Chinese students medicine. Stop cooperating with Chinese medical society. Refuse to accept that medical articles by Chinese surgeons. By doing this, the world will let the Chinese doctor know that what you are doing is wrong.”

He said it would save a lot of human lives.

“If they don’t do anything to stop the Chinese what they are doing. It means they are feeding a mad tiger. When the tiger become huge, then you cannot handle it. That will be the end of civilization on earth.”

China's Organ harvesting crimes
Practitioners reenact a live organ harvesting session at San Francisco City Hall on July 16, 2019. (Jeffery Chen/NTD)

Dr. Benjamin Kong barely escaped himself. A member of the persecuted spiritual group Falun Gong, he was imprisoned and tortured in a Chinese labor camp.

Dr. Kong found it strange that he was given an overly comprehensive physical examination in the labor camp.

“It includes an ECG,” he said, “I know because I’m a doctor myself. They were checking all my organs. At the time I was thinking, we’ve been through so much torture because of them. They don’t even treat us as humans. Why, all of a sudden, do they care about our health and give us physical exams? And I didn’t even get the exam results.”

Last month, the UK Parliament introduced a bill that would punish citizens for traveling abroad to have a transplant where organs they got were removed without donor consent.

Similar bills now exist in other countries including Spain, Italy, Belgium, Norway, and Israel.

Caroline Edelstam, Co-Founder and President of The Harald Edelstam Foundation, said, “What is happening is there is clearly a genocide going on in China,” adding, “And organ harvesting is one of the methods in the genocide. And this is becoming alarming.”

“With clear signs of what is happening in Germany in the 30s and in the forties. And I think this development should concern everyone,” she said.

The Edelstam Foundation is named after Caroline Edelstam’s grandfather, Swedish diplomat Harald Edelstam (1913-1989), who helped hundreds of Jewish people escape from Nazi Germany.

The foundation opened nominations for its 2020 human rights prize on Tuesday.

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