According to a China Express newspaper report, on the afternoon of May 24th, 2007, Doctor Li Baochun, who was suffering from depression, jumped from the twelfth floor of the Shanghai No. 2 Military Medical University Shanghai Hospital Building. According to the report, prior to his suicide, Dr. Li had just visited the floor where kidneys were received for transplant.
The report said that Li Baochun, 44, was a famous kidney doctor. He was a member of the China Kidney Transplant Association, as well as chair of the Kidney Department in the hospital, and a Professor and Ph.D. adviser. The report specifically mentioned the many awards that Dr. Li Baochun had received.
Depression - Common in Organ Harvesting and Transplant Doctors?
There are surprising similarities between the life of kidney transplant expert Li Baochun and what "Annie" (pseudonym), a witness, exposed about the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in the Sujiatun Concentration Camp. Annie's testimony first exposed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Canadian investigators Mr. David Matas and Mr. David Kilgour were very careful when mentioning Annie's statements in their investigative report into organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. In the updated version of their report, Matas and Kilgour state, "For the first version of our report, released on July 7th, 2006, we sidestepped the controversy that had arisen about the credibility of her testimony. We interviewed Annie even for our first report. However, the detail she provided posed a problem for us because it provided a good deal of information which it was impossible to corroborate independently. We were reluctant to base our findings on sole source information. So, in the end, we relied on what Annie told us only where it was corroborative and consistent with other evidence, rather than as sole source information." The two investigators also state in the second report, "We accept that what Annie says her husband told her was not only told to her but also is credible." (BLOODY HARVEST Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China by David Matas, Esq. and Hon. David Kilgour, Esq. 31st January 2007)
Details of Dr. Li Baochun's life and death matched two points in Annie's statement. This matching evidence helps to prove the validity of Annie's account. Annie's husband was a surgeon in Shenyang City's Sujiatun Chinese Medicine Hospital of Liaoning Province Thrombosis Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine (for short: Thrombosis Hospital). He personally participated in the harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners' corneas during a two-year span. At times, he harvested several corneas each day.
Annie noticed that her ex-husband exhibited troubled and confused behaviour, starting in 2003. When he watched TV he would hold a cushion and would not notice if she turned the TV off. He had frequent nightmares and he would sweat so much that the mark of a human figure would be left on the bed sheet. Even after he stopped participating in the organ harvesting crimes, his mental state was abnormal due to the pressure of the guilt he was feeling. Annie explained that he was very nervous while driving and was unable to live a normal life.
Annie said a colleague of her husband's, another transplant doctor, also had depression. The daughter of the hospital director tried to commit suicide by jumping off the building, but survived. The doctors who knew the truth about this incident refused to speak about this woman's attempted suicide.
Dr. Li Baochun's symptoms were very similar. He too suffered from severe depression before committing suicide. He was hospitalised and could not sleep for months prior to his death. Even sleeping pills could not help him.
Organ Transplant Doctors Sent to SARS Front Line
According to reports, on May 5th, 2003, during the most intense outbreaks of SARS, Dr. Li Baochun along with sixty-two healthcare workers were "sent off" to Xiaotangshan Hospital in Beijing, where SARS patients were concentrated. There was a huge ceremony held on the square in front of the Second Army Medical University for these "brave people," among whom Dr. Li Baochun was the deputy team leader of the University team. Dr. Li Baochun was also the person in charge of the Changhai Hospital group (under the University), and the 18-Patient Section Head in the Xiaotangshan Hospital.
Annie also said that her ex-husband was sent to Beijing in May of 2003 to treat SARS victims. She recalled that many transplant doctors were gathered in Beijing. Using transplant doctors to treat SARS patients instead of respiratory doctors is unusual. Annie and her family realised that the government was trying to have these doctors silenced, by exposing them to the deadly SARS virus.
These doctors not only faced being sent to the front line of the SARS epidemic, but were also placed under surveillance and some were murdered. When Annie's ex-husband's conscience awoke and he decided to quit participating in the killing, he was immediately followed and threatened. Annie still has a scar from protecting her husband from a failed assassination attempt. She said that many doctors who participated in the organ removal in the Thrombosis Hospital have since disappeared, or their names have been changed and their personal files1 removed. These doctors' whereabouts remain unknown.
The Beijing Olympics are approaching, and the Chinese Communist Party continues to deny the crimes of organ harvesting. The suicide of transplant doctor Dr. Li Baochun has naturally caused people to examine and evaluate his death. Dr. Li's tragic death is another incriminating piece of evidence that helps expose the CCP's crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
(1) Chinese people have a "personal file," dating from high school, archived with the Personnel Department.
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