Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ai Weiwei Retweets Organ Harvesting Petition to the White House


With less than ten days to go on this petition to the White House, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has helped to pass it around on Twitter.
The petition was launched by three US doctors, including renowned bioethics scholar Arthur Caplan. They want the Obama administration to condemn and investigate claims the Chinese regime is killing persecuted Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.
Ai Weiwei tweeted this message to promote the petition. He adds: “Does conscience count as an illegal organ?” The word conscience in Chinese is written as “Benevolent Heart”.
The petition needs 25,000 signatures by January 1st. Then the White House is compelled to make a formal response. 
In Taiwan, legislators also urged leaders of the free world to speak out.
[Hsu Chun-hsin, Taiwanese Legislator] 
“Please, President Obama, condemn this behavior by the Chinese regime. It’s violating human rights. Otherwise, the global standard for human rights will sink even further.”
In September, witnesses gave evidence on the forced organ harvesting claims during a US Congressional hearing. These include interviews with former prisoners, and a doctor whose patient was promised an organ “on demand” from a Chinese hospital.
The matter has also been raised at various forums in Europe and the United Nations. 
[Yang Hsien-Hung, President, Chinese Human Rights Concern Alliance]
“The live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has been through many hearings, the evidence provided is sufficient to show it’s happening. I don’t think Obama should wait until after the petition (has enough signatures) to condemn it.”
As of today (December 25), the petition requires another 4,400 signatures.
NTD News, Taiwan
大家都来看”九评共产党” ( VCD, 书)!
Let’s find “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”(VCD, books)!
Quit the Evil Chinese Communist Party or its affiliated organizations today!