Former Chinese Communist Party Leader Jiang Zemin Who First Issued the Order to Harvest Organs from Falun Gong Practitioners, Dies
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who is responsible for launching the brutal persecution against people who practice Falun Gong (Buddhist Qigong), has died. He was 96.
Jiang Zemin, was the communist regime’s top leader from 1993 to 2003. It is reported that he passed away from leukemia and multiple organ failure on the 30th November, 2022.
Jiang Zemin was one of the worst human rights abusers in history. He had a lead role in launching the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999 and also issued the order to harvest the organs from Falun Gong practitioners.
Click HERE to view Jiang Zemin’s individual profile as part of the collection of draft Canadian Magnitsky Act submissions on Chinese Officials & Surgeons associated with forced organ harvesting.
Jiang Zemin initiated and oversaw the extralegal Communist Party organisation known as the “ 610 office”, to carry out his orders to eliminate Falun Gong.
During the time when China were already using the organs from death row prisoners, an act that was internationally condemned, Jiang Zemin issued the order for Falun Gong practitioners to be used as a source of organs. Falun Gong practitioners in detention were then blood tested and organ scanned. They became a mass organ ‘donor’ pool.
(The basic perimeters of forced organ harvesting is established in the submissions on Huang Jiefu to the China Tribunal See: paras. 1-5 of Submissions on Huang Jiefu HERE).
FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING
On September 30, 2014, an investigator from World Organization to Investigate Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) made a phone call to Bai Shuzhong, former head of the Health Division for Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Logistics Department. In a clear and explicit audio recording, Bai Shuzhong stated that forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was first ordered by Jiang Zemin.
VERIFIED: The voice in the call was verified to be Bai Shuzhong by renowned acoustic scientist, Professor Peter French who investigated the authenticity of the call for the China Tribunal. View Professor French’s report here.
CALL TRANSCRIPTS (1)
Investigator: This is the situation. When you were the head of the health division for the PLA General Logistics Department, regarding taking organs from the detained Falun Gong people for organ transplantation, was it an order from Wang Ke, the then-director of the PLA General Logistics Department? Or did it directly come from the Central Military Commission?
Bai Shuzhong: Back then, it was Chairman Jiang.
Bai Shuzhong: There was an order, a sort of instruction that said this.
Bai Shuzhong: It instructed to carry out this thing, that is, organ transplantation.
Bai Shuzhong: Later, Chairman Jiang, (I) heard there was an instruction document, about people selling kidneys for transplant surgeries. This, I should say, was not just the military, which was doing kidney transplants.
Investigator: We also obtained some intelligence, that is to say back then, the Joint Logistics Departments (of the Military Regions) had detained a number of Falun Gong people as live donors, is that true?
Bai Shuzhong: This, this is back then, ah, I think, at least this is how I remembered, because back then after Chairman Jiang issued the order, we all did a lot of work against the Falun Gong practitioners.
Investigator: You guys (the PLA General Logistics Department) and the Joint Logistics Department No. 1, Joint Logistics Department No. 2, including the Joint Logistics Department No.40 subdivision, and the military hospitals they were in charge of, do you have supervisory relationship with them?
Bai Shuzhong: We directly control the military medical universities, they are directly affiliated with the PLA General Logistics Department, and they received repeated orders, because Jiang paid a lot of attention to this matter back then, and put a lot of emphasis on this matter.
Investigator: Who put a lot of emphasis on this matter?
Bai Shuzhong: Jiang, it was when Jiang was in power.
Bai Shuzhong: (Jiang) paid a lot of attention to this matter, there were written orders.
Investigator: From 1998 to 2004, you were ….
Bai Shuzhong: Correct, correct, correct, (I was) the head of the health division for the PLA General Logistics Department, from 1998 to 2004.
Caller: At the time you served as the Minister for Health, who made the order to harvest organs from detained Falun Gong members. It is made by Head of General Logistics Department, Wang Ke (總後部長王克)? Or is it made by Central Military Commission (軍委)?
Bai Shuzhong: It was made by Chair Jiang. And Jiang gave written instructions for selling kidneys and performing operations. So it should be said that the Military was not the only party that carried out kidney transplantation.
Caller: Is it true that Joint Logistics Department (聯勤部) was in charge of detaining a group of Falun Gong members as organ donors?
Bai Shuzhong: In my impression, yes, it is true. For after Chair Jiang’s instructions were issued, many people have done a lot of works against Falun Gong.
Caller: Do you directly lead the military hospitals under Division 1 and Division 2, including Division 40, of Joint Logistics Department. Or are you directly led by them?
Bai Shuzhong: We can control those military medical universities, those directly under General Logistics Department. They have been requested again and again. Because Jiang paid lots of attention to this issue.
In the end of the conversation, Bai Shuzhong confirms that his term of Minister of Health, General Logistics Department, was 1998 to 2004.
On September 13, 2006, another secret caller from WOIPFG called then-Minister of Finance, Bo Xilai during his visit to Hamburg, Germany. During the phone call, the secret caller asked, “[…] regarding the matter of live organ harvesting ofl Falun Gong (practitioners), was that your order or Jiang Zemin’s order?” In response, Bo Xilai answered, “President Jiang’s!”
The persecution and forced organ harvesting of people who practice Falun Gong continues today.
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