The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs is but one example of its “egregious crimes” that makes it among the worst human rights violators in the world, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) has said.
The congressman, in a video message to an online conference on the CCP’s practice of forced organ harvesting on Feb. 25, spoke of the regime’s detention of more than 1 million Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in the region of Xinjiang.
“It is here that many organs are harvested from their prisoners and sold to the black market,” Steube said. “This is an atrocious example of religious persecution.”
A 2019 people’s tribunal concluded, after a yearlong investigation, that the CCP was forcibly harvesting organs for the transplant market, with imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners being the main source. It also found that detained Uyghurs in Xinjiang were at risk of organ harvesting.