Think about this one and maybe ask why our Democans and Republicrats are so eager to shove the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement down our throats. Yet another case of fucking the American people over while shipping our manufacturing to places with no respect for human rights. At the same time one has to ask: Cui bono? Who benefits?
The answer the rich assholes on Wall Street, who get ever richer while the middle class gets foreclosed on and sink into the working and poverty classes.
April 8, 2015
China’s hospitals are harvesting the body parts of thousands of political prisoners and removing their vital organs while they are still alive, according to a harrowing documentary exposing the horrific state-sanctioned practice.
Doctors and medical students working in state-run civilian and military hospitals take up to 11,000 organs a year from donors under no anaesthetic to supply China’s lucrative “organs on-demand” transplant program, say a network of invesitgators comprised of international researchers, doctors and human rights lawyers attempting to end the macabre abuses.
The documentary, Human Harvest: China’s Organ Trafficking, by Canadian filmmaker Leon Lee, followed these investigators for eight years as they worked to mobilise international condemnation of what they say is a booming billion-dollar organ harvesting industry for the benefit of wealthy paying organ recipients.
“When I cut through [the body] blood was still running … this person was not dead,” said one doctor of his first encounter with live organ harvesting as a medical student filmed by Lee.
“I took the liver and two kidneys. It took me 30 minutes,” he said.
A former Chinese hospital worker and doctor’s wife, whose identity was withheld, told Lee that her husband had removed the corneas of 2000 people while they were still alive. Afterwards the bodies were secretly incinerated.
China has the second highest rate of transplants in the world, with startlingly short wait times for transplant recipients of just two to three weeks.
But a recent Red Cross report found only 37 people nationwide were registered organ donors and harvesting organs from executed prisoners did not come close to accounting for the more than 10,000 transplant procedures performed every year.
Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel peace prize nominee David Matas told Lee that living political prisoners make up for the shortfall, with the long-persecuted and banned religious group, the Falun Gong, key targets.
“Somebody’s being killed for the organs,” human rights lawyer David Matas says.
“There’s no other way to explain what’s happening.”