Bo Xilai has recently been sentenced for certain crimes, but his involvement in organ harvesting atrocities from Falun Gong practitioners has not been publicly discussed or prosecuted. However, a voice recording implicating his involvement in live organ harvesting was recently obtained. In the recording, which was made several years ago, Bo states that Jiang Zemin gave the order to initiate the process of live organ harvesting.
Jiang Gives the Order
The voice recording was submitted to the Epoch Times on August 27th, 2013, although it was recorded on September 13th, 2006, when then-Commerce Minister Bo accompanied Premier Wen Jiabo on a visit to Hamburg, Germany. During the phone call with someone who claimed to be the First Secretary of Germany's Chinese Embassy, Bo admitted that Jiang gave the order to initiate live organ harvesting.
Transcript of the Audio of Call
Hotel : Good evening, this is Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, My name is David Monte. How can I help you?
First Secretary : Good evening. Could you help connect room 5..., no room 452.
Hotel : Could you tell me the guest's name?
First Secretary : Bo
Hotel : Please wait.
Bo : Hello, who is this?
First Secretary : Are you Minister Bo Xilai?
Bo : Who is this?
First Secretary : This is the First Secretary of the Embassy.
Bo : Oh.
First Secretary : I have something urgent. The German Foreign Ministry contacted us today asking for some clarification.
Bo : Oh.
First Secretary : The question was that, when you were the Governor of Liaoning Province, was it you or Jiang Zemin who gave the order of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. This question is being raised as it relates to tomorrow's meeting.
Bo : It was Jiang.
First Secretary : Officials at the German Foreign Ministry want to confirm this. They say that if you were involved, the level of meeting tomorrow may change. This is because Falun Gong submitted a … (interrupted by Bo)
Bo : Stop, you can ask Ambassador Ma [Chinese Ambassador for Germany] to resolve this.
First Secretary : This is something urgent. Because the paperwork was submitted this afternoon, they gave us a formal notification... (Interrupted by Bo)
Bo : You need to talk with Ambassador Ma, not me. Can't he handle this?
The source who provided the voice recording claimed that the Chinese military, police, hospitals, prisons, labour camps, and Political and Legal Action Committee were all involved in the harvesting of live organs.
Actively Participating in the Persecution
Jiang Zemin Jiang Zemin, [former leader of China] launched the systematic persecution against Falun Gong in July 1999. In the beginning, the decision to crackdown on the highly popular practice was not widely accepted by all Communist Party personnel. Recognizing Falun Gong's health benefits and success at improving the moral standards of society, many of those in authority, including the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, provincial officials, and subordinate officials, were slow in implementing the newly established policy of persecution.
But Jiang did not give up. When touring Liaoning, he told Bo, Dalian City's then-mayor, in August 1999, “You should be tough in the treatment of Falun Gong. This will give you some qualifications for promotion.” Therefore, Bo expanded the prison and labour camp system while also building new ones in Dalian.
Many of the Falun Gong practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practise Falun Gong were sent to the newly established camps and prisons. Bo also gave orders to all levels of law enforcement to beat and kill practitioners. In addition, Bo led the process of organ harvesting and body plastination in Dalian through his implementation Jiang's policy to “physically destroy practitioners.”
Bo was quickly promoted to Liaoning Province Vice Party Head, then vice governor, and finally governor. It is believe that the reason for his rapid promotion was his active role in the persecution of Falun Gong.
In addition, he spent about one billion yuan in renovating prisons in Liaoning Province, among which 500 million was spent at the notorious Masanjia alone, thus establishing it as an “exemplary” labour camp for torturing Falun Gong practitioners. In this way, the city of Shenyang became one of the most vital locations for the process of live organ harvesting, while Dalian became the epicenter for body plastination.
Masanjia: The Pride and Joy of Brutality
An investigative report titled “Walking Out of Masanjia,” was published on April 6th, 2013. Although some people were already beginning to realize the brutality of Masanjia, this report provided many details previously unknown to the public. Several renowned overseas news agencies, including The Associated Press and The New York Times , carried this news, thus criticizing the severe torture while comparing it to the Nazi concentration camps.
Many practitioners have experienced the malicious environment of Masanjia. Dalian City practitioner Wang Jie suffered various types of torture at the labour camp's First Brigade. Her breasts were shocked by electric batons, becoming severely ulcerated. She died in July 2006.
Benxi City Practitioner Xin Shuhua exposed the brutality at the Second Division of Masanjia. Guards raped women practitioners and kicked them hard in their reproductive areas. Guards would bundle several toothbrushes together, and with the bristles pointing outward, thrust it forcefully in and out of a practitioner's vagina. Guards would also insert live electron batons into practitioners' vaginas.
Du Bin, a contract cameraman for The New York Times , made a documentary titled Above the Ghosts' Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labour Camp . Practitioner Liu Xia described her experience: she was forcefully covered with thick blankets while under the burning sun, and sit or squat down on ice wearing little clothes in the freezing of winter. As a a result of the torture, her mouth and vagina bled profusely. She refers to Masanjia as a bloody jail.
Due to the brutality and act of depriving practitioners of their belief, Masanjia was selected as the nationwide Model Institution. Jiang and Bo gave numerous awards to honour it, and Division 2 Director Su Jing once received 50,000 yuan1 from Beijing while Assistant Director Shao Li received 30,000 yuan. Other officials also received numerous awards.
Besides Masanjia, the Dabei Prison and several other labour camps (Zhangshi, Longshan, Dalian) also became notorious for their torture of practitioners. Consequently, all of these locations were under the supervision of Bo.
Live Organ Harvesting
Bo began the business of organ extractions from live Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian City, and other places soon followed the example, thereby producing tremendous profits. As a result, the military, labour camps, prisons, and detention centres worked together, forming a supply chain of organ trading.
Wang Lijun was the Jinzhou City Police Chief from May 2003 to June 2008. He formed a Psychological Research Centre and received the Guanghua Award for his work. When receiving the award, Wang said the results were based on “thousands of on-site studies” and “teamwork from many people”. Based on these numbers, thousands of live organ harvests were then carried out within three years after the organization was formed.
According to public data, 18,000 organ transplant surgeries were conducted between 1994 and 2000. But this number soared quickly and 20,000 surgeries were performed in 2005 alone. In the investigative report titled State Organs , Ethan Gutmann found that the organ trade reached its peak in 2006, and at least 65,000 practitioners were killed as a result of live organ harvests by 2008.
Forty-one practitioners from six countries sued Bo at the German Supreme Court in November 2003. The charges included genocide, anti-human activities, and torture.
As Commerce Minister, Bo accompanied vice premier Wu Yi and visited the United States on April 20th, 2003. The next day, several non-governmental organizations wrote letters to the United States' Homeland Security requesting that Bo be dispelled from the country. Bo was then summoned for criminal charges on his third day in the U.S. for persecuting Falun Gong.
The NSW State Court in Australia sentenced Bo on November 5th, 2007. Practitioners won the case; however, Bo did not attend the trial.
Five officers (Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin, and Wu Guanzheng) were summoned with criminal lawsuits in November 2009. The charges included genocide and torture.
So far, more than 30 officers have been sued in dozens of countries for anti-human activities, genocide, and/or torture. Bo alone has been sued in nearly 30 countries.
With Bo on trial, it's only a matter of time before many more people are sought for justice and punished for their bad deeds.
1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
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