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Rep. Zinke supports ending forced organ harvesting and human rights atrocities in China

by Katherine Combes
| February 21, 2024 2:00 AM

I would like to commend Rep. Ryan Zinke for his remarks made on Feb. 1 after a Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing to assess the recent U.N. review of China’s human rights record. Mr. Zinke who sits on the CECC said the Party’s forced organ harvesting is “extraordinarily concerning. The entire world ought to be horrified at such practices,” he told The Epoch Times, adding that Congress should “push the State Department to bring it up in person and have answers.” 

“We have a relationship with China. I think China should know that’s one of our key concerns.” The issue should “absolutely” be on the agenda in the U.S.–China talks, he said.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is believed to be one of the principal sources of human organs that the Chinese Communist Party uses for their state-sanctioned forced organ transplantation industry. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that combines meditation and gentle exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Although introduced to the public in China in 1992, its roots extend back thousands of years.

Rep. Zinke’s comments will help bring the forced organ harvesting to light and help end this human rights atrocity. China needs to be held accountable.

Katherine Combes