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A Beijing lawyer has denounced the execution of a death row prisoner at a hospital, saying that it was done for the convenience of simultaneously harvesting the organs.
Lawyer Han Bing from the Beijing H & J Law Firm, who represents the family of the executed man, posted a message on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging service on Dec. 6.
It said: “This morning witnessed a horrifying practice of execution. The Supreme Court this week contacted the Provincial High Court to re-examine a determined death penalty case. However, the Intermediate People’s Court had the prisoner promptly executed without notifying the relatives for a last farewell visit. The reason for the prompt execution was that the death penalty prisoner had ‘willingly’ signed an organ donation release. To ensure the quality of the organs, the execution was carried out at the hospital. These judges and doctors without conscience turn a hospital into a place of execution and a market for organ trading!”
Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, a Washington-based nonprofit group, made a recent statement on the Chinese regime’s plan to phase out organ harvesting from executed prisoners. “DAFOH is concerned that the announced changes are primarily aimed at appeasing the international community, while the unethical organ transplant abuses will continue in secret.”
Source: The Epoch Times, December 9, 2012