|March 10, 2006|
|By Brian Marple/Epoch Times Washington, D.C. Staff|
The secret Sujiatun prison camp, according to the journalist, who remains unnamed, is located in Northeast China’s Shenyang City in Liaoning Province and near the Masanjia Labor Camp, a prison notorious for its brutal torture methods. Yet Sujiatun is different from well-known labour camps like Masanjia and others in that it is totally sealed off from the outside, according to the journalist. He mentioned that he had watched the gates of the camp for at least two days, but didn’t see a single person or vehicle enter or leave the facility. The journalist claimed that over 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners are detained there, and that those who die there have their organs harvested for sale. “In the end, the Falun Dafa practitioners are killed for their organs, which are sent to the various medical facilities,” said the reporter.
Organ Selling Big Business in China
“Currently, organ selling is a very profitable business in China,” said the journalist. “Many patients that died on the operating table have had their organs taken away. No one investigates it, and even doctors are involved in this trade. They cannot find enough bodies through executions, and no bodies are more readily available than those of [Falun Gong] practitioners to do this business.” The journalist said that little information is known about the Sujiatun Camp because so few people enter and leave, unlike in other camps, where enough people are transferred in and out to ensure an information flow. He also said that most of the Falun Gong practitioners in local camps such as Masanjia have been transferred to the secret Sujiatun camp. The Falun Gong Faluninfo website writes that as of today, 2840 Falun Gong practitioners had died from various forms of Communist Party persecution. 341 have died in Liaoning Province, and many of the Falun Gong deaths are concentrated in Northeast China. Organ harvesting is a lucrative business in Communist China, and there have frequently been reports of authorities removing organs from executed prisoners. A State Department official had no specific comment on the concentration camp allegation, but referred to the State Department’s March 8 Country Report on the Human Rights Practices in China. The report states that Chinese officials have confirmed the sale of organs from executed prisoners, and also refers to abuses of Falun Gong practitioners in custody.