Third Virginia County Passes Resolution to Condemn China’s Organ Transplant Abuses

Another Virginia county has adopted a resolution to curb organ transplant tourism to China, making it the third one since January to take a stance against Beijing’s forced organ harvesting practices. “It’s a travesty and completely unacceptable,” said Yesli Vega, supervisor for Coles district in Prince William County, who initiated the bill. Allegations that the Chinese regime has been mass-killing prisoners of conscience and extracting their organs for transplant first emerged in 2006, when whistleblowers approached The Epoch Times to expose the issue. It has since drawn international attention, with a London-based people’s tribunal in 2019 concluding that such practices have been “committed for years throughout China on a significant scale.” Imprisoned adherents of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that has been subjected to brutal persecution for the past two decades, remained the principal victims for the abuse, the tribunal found, calling the actions “indicative of the crime of genocide.” …

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