Japanese Council Member: It’s Everyone's Responsibility to Stop the Communist Regime's State-Sanctioned Live Organ Harvesting
(Minghui.org) Two documentary films on the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong were screened in Sumida District Council Member Oase Kensuke’s office in Tokyo, on December 19-20, 2016. The first film was the documentary Human Harvest, a Peabody Award winner, which exposed the Chinese Communist Party's state-sanctioned live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. The second film was Free China: The Courage to Believe, which exposes the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
Viewers were appalled at the CCP's atrocities. Sumida District Council Member Oase Kensuke from Tokyo said that the CCP's live organ harvesting described in the film was true and that the numbers were shocking.
Council Member Oase Kensuke said, “The whole country is involved in the large scale of live organ harvesting. It cannot be tolerated by any country's law. But it has existed in China for many years. The main reason is that the CCP places itself above the Constitution.”
He continued, “To stop the crime of live organ harvesting, the CCP must be disintegrated.” He expressed hope that more people would stand up to support Falun Gong practitioners' efforts in opposing the persecution. He emphasized that stopping the CCP's atrocity of live organ harvesting is everyone's responsibility.
The documentary film Free China: The Courage to Believe won the award of free speech at the Inaugural 2012 Free Speech Film Festival, and won the top award at the 2012 Awareness Film Festival in West Hollywood on May 5, 2012. The film is based on the personal experiences of Dr. Charles Lee, originally from China and living in the US as an American citizen, and Jennifer Zeng, living in China and a former Communist Party member. Both began practicing Falun Gong in 1990s.
When the communist regime started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999 and put practitioners into labor camps, Zeng and Lee were imprisoned and tortured. The film reflects the current plight of China and suggests how China can achieve true freedom.
The documentary film Human Harvest describes the story of Nobel Peace Award nominee David Kilgour and David Matas, in their independent investigation of China's live organ harvesting and illicit trade. The film exposes the CCP's systematic live organ harvesting. The film won the 2015 Peabody award and the best international investigative documentary award from the Association for International Broadcasting in 2015.
Mr. Bei, who is working on an assessment of organ transplant tourism, said, “There is no intact donor system in China. Completing at least 60,000 organ transplants is unusual. Many organ transplant hospitals were established in China in recent years, and general hospitals also do organ transplants.”
One man said after watching the film, “This is my first time learning about the CCP's atrocity of live organ harvesting for illicit profit. It is inconceivable. The living part is shocking. It is beyond basic human ethics. Any normal person cannot remain silent about this.”
Many audience members bought related books after the screening, including Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China, State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China, and An Unprecedented Evil Persecution: A Genocide Against Goodness in Humankind.