During a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting earlier this week, China was accused of harvesting organs from accused minority groups. The allegation was brought by the China Tribunal, an independent global group started by the International Transplant to End Transplant Abuse in the Communist country, The Hill reported.
Hamid Sabi, a lawyer for the tribunal, told the United Nations on Tuesday that Beijing was taking hearts, kidneys, lungs, and skin from minority groups, including Uygur Muslims and members of the Falun Gong religious group.
Sabi said in a video published on the group’s website, “Forced limbs of coercion, including religious minorities of Falun Gong and Uygurs, have been committed throughout China for years.”
Sabi told the UN Human Rights Council that the efforts involved “hundreds of victims”, describing it as “one of the biggest mass atrocities of this century”.
A previous report released in July by the China Tribunal found that a “very good number” of prisoners were killed following an order from the Chinese government. Beijing has repeatedly denied allegations by human rights researchers and scholars that it forcibly takes away organs from conscience prisoners, and said it has stopped using organs of prisoners held in 2015 (ANI).
Source: Economic Times