House aims to sanction Chinese officials involved in forced organ harvesting
The House of Representatives is working on a bill that would punish Chinese officials involved in the nation’s forced organ harvesting industry.
According to Congressional investigations, China murders between 60 to 100 thousand victims per year to take their organs. Their average age is 28. The United Nations estimates the forced organ removal industry worth $840 million to 1.7 billion dollars.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J: “It’s barbaric. And, you know, they take two or three organs per victim. And they’re usually either Falun Gong practitioners, Christians, Muslims from the Uyghurs, you know, the Uyghurs, from Xinjiang, or even Tibetan Buddhists. And they just, they slaughter them as they’re taking their organs. It’s right out of Nazi Germany.”
Congress’ Human Rights Commission heard testimony from a Chinese doctor who said he was forced to perform organ harvesting surgeries. The Doctor said the practice in the Xinjiang region can be traced back to 1990.
Dr. Enver Tohti Bugdha: “Our surgeon told me, hurry up, extract the liver and the two kidneys. Again, word of my superior is a command. I turned into a trained robot. Ao I started my insertion, the cut designed as upside-down “T” shape, to expose internal organs as wide and possible. My scalpel finds its way cutting his skin, blood can be seen, it implies that his heart was still pumping blood, he was alive!”
Congressman Smith is sponsoring a bipartisan bill which would impose sanctions on those who fund or facilitate human trafficking for the purposes of organ removal. It would also block and prohibit all transactions of their property, and make them inadmissible to the United States.
Ray: “How does that type of a sanction done here in the United States stop something like this from happening all the way over in China?”
Rep. Smith “It’s a great question it what it does, Ray is it exposes how heinous this crime is. And they have to know if they want to make money because so much of this is about making money, that you’re precluded doing that here in the United States, if you’re in any way part of this nefarious enterprise.”
The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to send the bill to the House floor for a full vote. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.