Petition to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Calling for an Immediate End of Forced Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong Practitioners in China
In 2013 Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) initiated a petition to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for immediate action to end the unethical practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. The petition also calls for an end of the persecution of the spiritual group, Falun Gong, the primary victim of the forced organ harvesting.
Between July and November 2013 nearly 1.5 million people in over 50 countries and regions signed the petition and expressed their support to call for an end to this unprecedented evil. On December 12, 2013, the European Parliament adopted an urgent resolution on organ harvesting in China.
We, the undersigned, are alarmed at the evidence of forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners in China. We understand that the forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners as the primary victims of this crime against humanity is an extraordinary, unprecedented form of evil. We hope that ending the forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners will also terminate this unethical practice from other minority groups subject to this crime in China: Uighurs, Tibetans and House Christians.
We hereby ask the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
1. Please call upon China to immediately end the forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners in China.
2. Please initiate further investigations that lead to the prosecution of the perpetrators involved in this crime against humanity.
3. Please call upon the Chinese government to immediately end the brutal persecution of Falun Gong, which is the root cause for the forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.