Minister of Foreign Affairs,
8th May 2015.
Dear Mr McCully
China Killing Christians and Political Prisoners and Harvesting Organs
I would be grateful if you would advise if the government recognises the killing of Christians and political prisoners and the selling of organs of these prisoners by the Chinese government as a violation of human rights.
In concentration camps throughout China, Christians and practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong have been detained with the approval of the Chinese communist regime since 1999, simply for practicing their belief. They have not been charged with any crime and they are killed solely to enable the harvesting of their organs.
The existence of forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for transplantation has been proven beyond any doubt. From 2002 to 2006, more than 41,500 organ transplants were done in China.
The suffering facing millions of innocent people in China cannot be alleviated by the silent complicity of the international community. Despite the outspoken protests of citizens, organizations, and governments around the world, criminal organ harvesting for profit in China continues. The economic relations between various countries and China cannot take precedence over human rights.
If governments and citizens around the globe unite and demand that the Chinese regime immediately cease the terrible repression of innocent people and the horrendous practice of forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and Christians our world will see a ray of hope that will benefit us all.
I believe that as the government has a temporary seat on the Security Council we have an obligation to uphold human rights and to defend the rights of those who are being persecuted and murdered. These offences are a violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Convention on Torture. I would be grateful if you would advise what action our government is taking to defend the human rights of those Chinese citizens who are being subject to these unspeakable atrocities?