WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The Chinese government stands accused of unethical organ harvesting in several reports by former military personnel and prisoners.
A military doctor, the former wife of a military doctor and prisoners themselves are among those who have testified that hundreds of Falun Gong sect members have had their organs removed and sold by Chinese authorities, Dr. Wenyi Wang told an audience Wednesday at the National Press Club.
Investigators are also researching the China International Transplantation Network Assistance Center, a Web site for organ transplants, which claims that donors can be found within a week and that the organs do not come from brain dead victims.
Dr. Wang grabbed international attention when she was arrested for publicly denouncing Chinese president Hu Jintao during an April 20 ceremony at the White House.
"The civilized world must shout to China," Wang said, with two recently imprisoned Falun Gong members by her side.
Since charges against her were dropped, the pathologist has spoken against the Chinese government's "genocide" practices in eradicating a popular non-violent religious movement formed in 1992.
"The Chinese government has never valued human life," Gong said. "We must bear our responsibility in shedding light on these heinous crimes."