Documenting the Persecution: Videos of Torture Victims Smuggled Out of Chinese Prison

Updated: May 28, 2019 Hosted by @GinaShakespeare Produced by @EpochTimes
BY JENNIFER ZENG May 21, 2019
Since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, astonishing accounts of torture inside Chinese labor camps, detention centers, and jails have been reported, but taking photos or video footage inside these places has never been possible, much less smuggling such material out of them.


Updated: May 28, 2019 Hosted by @GinaShakespeare Produced by @EpochTimes – BY JENNIFER ZENG May 21, 2019 


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Rare Footage of Torture Victim Smuggled Out of Chinese Prison

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Since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, astonishing accounts of torture inside Chinese labor camps, detention centers, and jails have been reported, but taking photos or video footage inside these places has never been possible, much less smuggling out such material. A Falun Gong practitioner named Yu Ming changed that. Yu recorded video footage inside Benxi Prison, and managed to smuggle the it out. Written by Jennifer Zeng Hosted by @GinaShakespeare Produced by @EpochTimes

Benxi Prison in Liaoning Province, China. (Minghui.org)
Benxi Prison in Liaoning Province, China. (Minghui.org)

Since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, astonishing accounts of torture inside Chinese labor camps, detention centers, and jails have been reported, but taking photos or video footage inside these places has never been possible, much less smuggling such material out of them.

A Falun Gong practitioner named Yu Ming changed this.

He took footage inside Masanjia labor camp and Benxi Prison, and also managed to smuggle the video out.

In Benxi Prison, Yu documented with his hidden video cameras the deaths of two practitioners due to torture. This is their story.

Benxi Prison shot with a hidden camera from inside by Yu Ming in 2017:



Hu Guojian’s Death

In 2017, Yu was detained in the hospital of Benxi Prison in Liaoning Province for practicing Falun Gong. This was his fourth imprisonment. There he would meet fellow practitioner Hu Guojian, both swept up by the persecution.

Benxi Prison shot with a hidden camera from inside by Yu Ming in 2017:



Falun Gong, also know as Falun Dafa, was first introduced to the public in China in 1992 and spread rapidly by word of mouth. A traditional spiritual practice, Falun Gong involves living according to the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance and practicing five sets of meditative exercises.

Hu Guojian before the persecution. (Minghui.org)

The then-head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, feared the popularity of Falun Gong and in particular how its traditional moral teachings might prove more attractive to the Chinese people than the CCP’s atheist and materialist ideology.

In July 1999, Jiang ordered a campaign to eradicate the practice.

A shot panning from Yu Ming to Hu Guojian in his hospital bed:

Hu Guojian, a 45 year-old Falun Gong practitioner from Fushun City in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province was arrested on July 7, 2015, five years after he was released from a ten-year imprisonment.  This time he was sentenced to four years in prison.

On May 4, 2016, Hu was transferred to Benxi Prison, where he was subject to hard labor, sleep deprivation, and lack of food. When his wife visited him 19 days later on, she was alarmed to find that he had lost one-third of his weight, from more than 200 pounds to less than 110 pounds.



Organ Harvesting | Falun Dafa – Minghui.org

Mounting evidence tells a terrible tale of murder and mutilation in China. Reports from witnesses and Chinese physicians reveal that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been killed for their organs, which are sold and transplanted at enormous profit in the transplant trade.

The perpetrators are officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), acting in collaboration with surgeons, prison authorities, and military officials.


Mounting evidence tells a terrible tale of murder and mutilation in China. Reports from witnesses and Chinese physicians reveal that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been killed for their organs, which are sold and transplanted at enormous profit in the transplant trade.

The perpetrators are officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), acting in collaboration with surgeons, prison authorities, and military officials.

Victims are held in concentration camps prior to having their organs harvested, after which the bodies are immediately cremated.

The story, almost too dreadful to believe, was first revealed in March 2006, when a woman claimed that as many as 4,000 Falun Gong had been killed for their organs at the hospital in which she had worked. She also said that her husband, a surgeon at the same hospital outside the northeastern city of Shenyang, had disclosed to her that he had removed cornea from the living bodies of 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners.

One week later, a Chinese military doctor not only corroborated the woman’s account but claimed that such atrocities were taking place in 36 different concentration camps throughout the country. The largest, he said, held 120,000 persons. He said he had also witnessed Falun Gong practitioners being massively transported across the country in cattle trains, at night and under the cover of tight security.

Falun Gong supporters and human rights activists overseas immediately began investigating the allegations. They placed calls to Chinese hospitals pretending to be shopping for a kidney or a liver. To their horror, one doctor after another openly confirmed: We’ve got Falun Gong in stock; just come in and we can get you the organ within a week.

Shocked by these reports, two prominent Canadian human rights lawyers launched their own investigation. In July 2006, former Secretary of State for Asia Pacific David Kilgour and Human Rights lawyer David Matas published their 140-page report, which drew “the regrettable conclusion that the allegations are true.” Their research also concluded that the large number of organs transplanted in China since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999 could not possibly have been provided by voluntary donors or executed prisoners. See Bloody Harvest

CCP officials are reportedly hastening to destroy all evidence. They have provided monitored tours and removed websites that advertised organs for sale (though not in time, as investigators had already managed to save images of these web pages). One Chinese website had boasted that it could provide matching organs in 1-4 weeks, which medical experts say is impossible unless the Chinese hospitals have access to a huge stock of living organ “donors.”

Source and original article: Organ Harvesting | Falun Dafa – Minghui.org


Incriminating Phone Calls: Doctors Admit to Live Harvesting of Falun Gong Adherents’ Organs in China

BY JOAN DELANEY, EPOCH TIMES April 5, 2019 Updated: April 5, 2019

Doctors performing an organ transplant in China as seen in the film “Harvested Alive: 10 Years of Investigations.” (Screenshot/"Harvested Alive: 10 Years of Investigations")
Doctors performing an organ transplant in China as seen in the film “Harvested Alive: 10 Years of Investigations.” (Screenshot/”Harvested Alive: 10 Years of Investigations”)

When investigators in Canada began looking into allegations of forced organ harvesting on a mass scale in China, one of the ways they gathered information was making phone calls to the hospitals involved posing as patients needing an organ.

It was back in 2006 that former secretary of state David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas uncovered evidence that Falun Gongprisoners of conscience were being killed on demand to supply China’s organ transplant industry.

Their subsequent report, titled “Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs,” concluded that imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners were indeed being used to service a lucrative and burgeoning transplant industry.

One of the many methods the researchers used in their investigation was to call the hospitals in China where organ harvesting takes place and speak to medical professionals, assuming the identity of a transplant patient or the relative of someone in need of an organ. In many cases, those they spoke to admitted that they were sourcing organs for transplant from Falun Gong practitioners.


The following is a transcript of some of the recorded calls (translated from Mandarin) documented in the 2006 and 2016 reports as well as from the China Organ Harvest Research Center.

‘This Thing is Just Like A Supply Line’

Zhongshan Hospital Organ Transplant Clinic, Shanghai, March 16, 2006:

Investigator: So how long do I have to wait [for organ transplant surgery]?

 Doctor: About a week after you come

Investigator: Is there the kind of organs that come from Falun Gong? I heard that they are very good.

Doctor: All of ours are those types.

Chen Qiang, a kidney source liaison at the People’s Liberation Army Hospital No. 307 in Fengtai, Beijing, April 10, 2007:

Investigator: By the way, how can you be so sure [the source] will be a Falun Gong practitioner? Can you find out for sure?

Chen: How to identify a Falun Gong practitioner? Well, when the time comes, then our side, our boss will have people showing you information. You can be sure. We have connections with government officials. There are connections to high-ranking officials. I will show you such material even if you don’t ask me for it.

Investigator: You know that several years ago, they secretly detained many Falun Gong practitioners who went to appeal but did not provide their names. There were no records, no registrations.

Chen: Yes, this is quite normal. If Falun Gong practitioners did not give their names, they would be given a code. If their names couldn’t be identified, there would be their code numbers. Also, one can be tracked by fingerprints. … Like our boss, like the connections to the detention centers, I cannot say casually. We have close relationships with them. Since we are engaging in this business, we have our people in each and every department. How can you get things done if we don’t have our connections? This thing is just like a supply line, you know?


Chinese doctors carry fresh organs
Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

Chief Physician Xu, Air Force Hospital of Chendu City, April 29, 2006:

Investigator: The patient emphasizes that he wants the organ of the young and healthy. The best is from those who practice Falun Gong. Will he have this kind of chance?

Xu: Yes.

Investigator: Yes ?

Xu: He will have this opportunity.

Investigator: It should be from the young and healthy, who practice Falun Gong!

Xu: No Problem.


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Vigil Outside Chinese Consulate Shines Light on Deadly Persecution

SAN FRANCISCO—It’s impossible to tell at a glance that Wang Liansu, a gently-spoken native of northeastern China now living in San Francisco, was brutally beaten and shocked with electric batons on multiple occasions during a 12-year incarceration.

BY LARRY ONG October 23, 2016 Updated: October 30, 2016

Over 1,500 Falun Gong practitioners from over 30 countries hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2016, for those who have died during the persecution in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Over 1,500 Falun Gong practitioners from over 30 countries hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2016, for those who have died during the persecution in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioner Wang Liansu offers a snapshot of the torture and abuse practitioners in China have faced over the past 17 years.

SAN FRANCISCO—It’s impossible to tell at a glance that Wang Liansu, a gently-spoken native of northeastern China now living in San Francisco, was brutally beaten and shocked with electric batons on multiple occasions during a 12-year incarceration.

“Some bruises remain,” he said, and directed me to touch his left rib. An egg-sized bump can be felt beneath the white cloth of his shirt.

Source: Vigil Outside Chinese Consulate Shines Light on Deadly Persecution


“Chinese Tourists Need to See This” – 6,000 Falun Gong Practitioners Gather in Taipei for Large-scale Pattern Formation

November 28, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent Zheng Yuyan in Taipei, Taiwan

(Minghui.org) Visitors to Taipei’s landmark Liberty Square were met with a magnificent sight this past weekend. Six thousand Falun Gong practitioners, who had come to Taipei for the annual Falun Gong Cultivation Experience Conference, were peacefully sitting together to form the pattern of the Falun Gong emblem and Chinese written characters.

The Chinese characters under the Falun symbol stand for “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” the central teaching of Falun Gong.
The Falun pattern measured about 1,000 square meters. The “卍” pattern in the middle is an ancient symbol from Buddhism, and the yin-yang pattern is a symbol from the Daoist School. The Falun thus symbolizes the combination of both the Buddhist and Daoist Schools.
Practitioners do the Falun Gong exercises together after the large-scale pattern formation.

Source Minghui.org 1999-2016


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