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Concentration Camp for Falun Gong Disclosed; Prisoners Killed for Organs
“Nobody has yet to come out,” Chinese Journalist Reveals
Falun Dafa Information Center
NEW YORK (FDI)—The Falun Dafa Information Center received shocking, detailed information on Wednesday from a Chinese investigative journalist documenting a concentration camp set up in Shenyang city, Liaoning province, expressly for Falun Gong practitioners. The news comes on the heels of the Department of State’s 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released Wednesday; the report documents continued, systematic abuses of the Falun Gong in China.
Information about the camp was relayed via audio recording from a Chinese journalist. It is the first time news of the secret camp’s existence was disclosed to outsiders. The camp is said to hold over 6,000 Falun Gong adherents at any given time, and “nobody has yet to come out” from it alive. According to the source, it contains a crematorium, and an unusually large number of doctors work there—reflecting the camp’s practice of killing prisoners for their organs, which are then sold for profit.
The source tried to convey the horror of what is happening in the concentration camp: “Why was a crematorium built, and why are so many doctors housed there? … The answer is something unimaginable. You must be clear that a cremator for bodies is different than a burner used for sanitation purposes.”
Located in the Sujiatun district of Shenyang city, the camp, dubbed the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, is surrounded by walls three meters high, topped with electrified barbed wire. It is heavily fortified and said to be highly secret; locals know close to nothing about it. Those held inside are Falun Gong adherents from China’s three northeastern provinces as well as central China; many are said to have been transferred there from various labor camps. CCP authorities involved with the camp have “learned many things from North Korea,” according to the source.
“This is deeply, terribly disturbing, and confirms our worst fears: that CCP authorities remain intent on ‘eradicating’ Falun Gong, and in their desperation will go to any lengths,” stated FDI spokesperson Mr. Erping Zhang. “We need to be clear that the persecution has not gone away—it has merely become darker and more hidden.”
The Chinese source spoke at length about the unlawful “harvesting” of organs in the Sujiatun facility. “If Falun Dafa practitioners are sent to Sujiatun,” he said, “they have no chance of coming out … The CCP won’t let a prisoner consume food forever. So what are they up to, then? … the Falun Dafa practitioners are killed for their organs, which are sent off to various medical facilities. Organ sales is now a highly profitable business in China.”
“They can’t find enough bodies through executions, and no bodies are more readily available for this business than those of the [Falun Dafa] practitioners,” he stated.
Warning signs have surfaced in recent months.
Last June CCP authorities reportedly held a “crisis meeting” in which China’s deputy minister of Public Security, Liu Jing, was assigned the job of “stamping out” Falun Gong “before the Olympic Games in 2008,” according to the Paris-based Intelligence Online. Several reports have stated that authorities wish to use the Olympics as a pretext to deepen their assault on the Falun Gong.
This past January Chinese officials similarly announced a “new campaign” that would “sabotage activities of cult organizations” as part of a “complex struggle against enemies,” according to a Reuters report. Past campaigns to “strike hard” have resulted in upwards of 10,000-plus executions in a single year, say human rights groups.
Word of concentration camps for Falun Gong practitioners has circulated for several years. An October 1, 2000, report by Agence France Presse told of two concentration camps having been recently built, both specifically for Falun Gong detainees. The camps were said to have been built in northwest and northeast China, and been capable of each holding up to 50,000 persons.
An October 6, 2000, report on Minghui.net stated that a concentration camp, expressly for the Falun Gong, had been built in the remote northwestern province of Xinjiang. Chinese sources report seeing Falun Gong adherents shipped off on trains to the Xinjiang camp. Little to no information on the secretive camp has emerged. No one to date is known to have come back from the camp.
Stated Mr. Zhang, “International media and governments around the world must pay attention to this and take active measures to investigate the concentration camp and put a stop to this barbarity and madness. We are calling for all possible support from international organizations. There must be accountability in China. If this is the price people are paying for our silence, it is chillingly tragic.”
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