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In China, prisoners from ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities would be taken from organs without their consent, according to experts from the United Nations. China has always denied these accusations.
experts from theindicated on Monday, June 14, have received "credible information" that prisoners from ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities are subjected to in .
These experts, who are mandated by the UN but are not expressed on behalf of the United Nations, say "extremely alarmed" by this information.
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China is regularly accused by members of the Falun Gong sect, prohibited in the Asian country, to engage in forced organ harvesting on its imprisoned followers. Beijing has always firmly denied these charges.
In a statement, the Special Rapporteurs and the experts of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention indicate that the levies also target Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians, detained in China.
of the levies on "specific minorities"
"The forced levies of organs in China seem to aim for representatives of the specific ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities that are in detention, often without explaining the reasons for their arrest or that They are given an arrest warrant ", said the experts.
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"According to the allegations received, the bodies most commonly taken from the prisoners would be hearts, kidneys, livers, horny and, more rarely, pieces of the liver. This form of medical traffic would involve healthcare professionals, including surgeons, anesthetists and other medical specialists. , they explained.
China already solicited on the question
they also indicate that the issue has already been raised earlier, with Beijing, by other UN Human Rights experts in 2006 and 2007, without success.
The statement explains that the responses of the Chinese government were insufficient because missing data, especially on the waiting time for the allocation of organs or information on the origin of the organs.
"In this context, the lack of available data and systems for sharing information is an obstacle to the identification and protection of victims [...], as well as the effectiveness of investigations and Prosecutions against traffickers », still indicates the statement.
China has repeatedly denied the charges of forced organ harvesting on political prisoners.
rare are the Chinese to accept organ harvesting
The Chinese tradition is that a death is buried without mutilation, and very few are the Chinese who accept organ harvesting.
For decades, a majority of operations were carried out with bodies taken from death sentences or prisoners after their death, often without the agreement of families, consider specialized NGOs - what the authorities were neared. Beijing officially banned this practice from January 2015, but without lifting worries.
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