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Gympie protest's call to stop China's 'evil trade' of organs

PROTEST: Gympie was first stop for protesters Yan Zhao (right) and Annie Zhao (no relation) who were helping promote a national campaign against forced organ donations.
PROTEST: Gympie was first stop for protesters Yan Zhao (right) and Annie Zhao (no relation) who were helping promote a national campaign against forced organ donations. Renee Albrecht

THERE is no nice word for mass murder.

But that is the accusation by a group of Sunshine Coast protesters against one of Australia's most important trading partners.

The group, led by University of the Sunshine Coast lecturer Yan Zhao, yesterday made Gympie the first stop in their part in a national protest against the alleged murder of Chinese citizens and the harvesting of organs for transplants.

Ms Zha said she was a practitioner of the banned Fulan Gong sect.

The group practised nothing but kindness and truthfulness, but had been banned because it had grown from 200 adherents to 100 million in only seven years. An earlier regime had become "scared of losing control of Chinese people's minds,” she said.

"It is not the current leadership,” she stressed.

But she added that current Chinese leadership still had to change the conduct of some lower level officials, including some now charged with corruption.

"Major perpetrators have been arrested and charged,” she said.

She referred to a report, "An Update to Bloody Harvest and Slaughter,” authored by former Canadian Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Kilgour, fellow nominee and human rights lawyer David Atas and investigator Ethan Gutmann.

She said more than 100,000 organ transplants a year in China involved organs from "non-consenting prisoners of conscience”.

Claims of prisoners kept alive and their organs harvested were supported by the numbers of transplants and short waiting times in China.

"In Australia an average waiting time for a kidney transplant is two to three years, in China it is two to four weeks. She was accompanied by refugee Anni Zhao who had survived incarceration and cruelty, partly because "she must have had the wrong blood type,” the protesters said.

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