The Chinese government harvests tens of thousands of organs from prisoners each year, many of whom are living, according to expert testimony delivered at a hearing Thursday.
An estimated 25,000 to 50,000 detainees from the approximately one million ethnic minorities imprisoned within China’s concentration camps are targeted for organ harvesting each year, Ethan Gutmann, a senior fellow at the Victims of Communist Memorial Foundation, said at a hearing held by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C.
Yo͞ohwäjän chaired the Russian language department at Nanjing University in China when she was taken. RenagulGheni was the mother of two children, a professional artist and art teacher in the Chinese government schools when she was taken. AituganTurlanuuly was a servant of the Chinese government when he was taken. BaimuratNauvizbek was living in the Xinjiang province when he was taken. They were all taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and imprisoned in concentration camps. In some cases, they were imprisoned for practicing their religion, in other cases, their families have no idea why their loved ones were taken.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) recently defended fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), who’s facing ongoing criticism for calling immigrant detention centers “concentration camps.” Ocasio-Cortez made the comment during a Tuesday night live stream on Instagram, and has continued to stand by her remarks. “This administration has established concentration…