Report Implicates Chinese Officials in Human Body Plastination Abuse

Falun Dafa Information Center

13 Dec 2012

NEW YORK—A new report details how, for the last ten years, the Chinese government has supported a multi-million dollar human trafficking operation that involves murdering Chinese citizens and plastinising their cadavers, a procedure that replaces body fluids with polymers for tissue preservation. Evidence further suggests that the vast majority of victims are Falun Gong practitioners.

“Bodies…The Exhibition, owned by Premier Exhibitions, is one of the biggest buyers of plastinised bodies from China and maintains this disclaimer: This exhibit displays human remains of Chinese citizens or residents which were originally received by the Chinese Bureau of Police. The Chinese Bureau of Police may receive bodies from Chinese prisons. Premier cannot independently verify that the human remains you are viewing are not those of persons who were incarcerated in Chinese prisons.”

The report (view online) comes in the wake of mounting evidence and growing attention to organ transplant abuses by Chinese military hospitals where, again, victims are mostly Falun Gong practitioners.

The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, WOIPFG, published the report on November 24. It states that China has become the largest exporter of human specimens, which, when fully preserved through plastination might sell for $800,000 USD.

Evidence suggests that public security provides the vast majority of cadavers. The source of cadavers is not executed criminals, however, but prisoners of conscience from labor camps and brain washing centers, the report maintains.

The report corroborates phone recordings with government officials, publications by medical universities, advertisements by Chinese plastination companies and the expansion of labor camps to accommodate detained Falun Gong practitioners.

Several pieces of evidence specifically implicate former Communist Party chief, Bo Xilai, and his wife, Gu Kailai. Bo controlled numerous labor camps that are in close proximity to the largest plastination factories in China.

To view a previous press release on organ transplant abuse, see here.

For a Falun Dafa Information Center Fact Sheet on organ harvesting, including the connection to Bo Xilai and other officials, see here.

Essential Background

In July of 1999, China’s autocratic Communist Party launched an unlawful campaign of arrests, violence, and propaganda against Chinese citizens practicing Falun Gong (or “Falun Dafa”) with the intent of “eradicating” the apolitical practice. Former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution fearing the practice’s growing popularity among the Chinese people (70 to 100 million) was overshadowing his own legacy (article). Since then, the Falun Dafa Information Center, based in New York, has reported over 3,500 deaths from abuse and over 80,000 cases of torture. The United Nations, Amnesty International, Chinese human rights lawyers, and foreign media have also documented Falun Gong torture and deaths at the hands of Chinese officials (samples). Hundreds of thousands of Chinese who practice Falun Gong remain in captivity, rendering them the single largest group of prisoners of conscience in China (article). Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline that is Buddhist in nature, but not part of the religion of Buddhism. It consists of slow-moving “qigong” exercises, meditation, and teachings for daily life centered on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance (about Falun Gong).

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