Following death, organ harvesting of prisoner, China Aid releases statement

Peng Ming poses in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San
Francisco, California before his arrest.
(Photo: China Aid)

China Aid

(Midland, Texas—Dec. 12,
2016) On Saturday, China Aid’s Chinese website released an official statement
on the death of a prominent human rights activist and Christian, who died under
suspect circumstances in China’s central Hubei province.
—a pro-democracy and human rights activist who was serving a life
sentence on trumped up charges of organizing and leading a terrorist
organization, kidnapping and possessing counterfeit money—collapsed while
watching television and was unresponsive to resuscitation attempts, official
rhetoric states. However, his family is suspicious of his cause of death and demanded
an autopsy conducted by an independent, international medical professional.
Before such an autopsy
could take place, officials interrogated Peng’s brother for six hours and attempted
to force him to sign a document permitting them to take some abdominal tissue
from Peng in order to conduct “scientific experiments.” After his brother
refused, authorities violated the family’s will and dissected Peng on Dec. 5,
removing vital organs, such as his brain and heart.
Below is a translation
of China Aid’s report.
China Aid reports
abuses, such as those experienced by Peng and his family, in order to stand in
solidarity with persecuted Christians and promote religious freedom, human
rights and rule of law in China.

Urgent news from China Aid
and exclusive release of the statement of Peng Ming’s family:  Christian prisoner Peng Ming’s Organs,
Including Heart and Brain Without Family’s Consent. On Dec. 5, the government tried
to force the family members to sign an agreement, but they were turned down. China
Aid calls upon the international community to condemn this act and pay close
Midland, Texas (Dec. 10,
On Dec. 10, Human Rights
Day, in Midland, Texas, China Aid got the news from the family of Peng Ming,
who was a Christian democratic leader, that Peng Ming’s organs had been harvested
secretly and forcibly on Dec. 5. The authorities tried to force the family
members to sign the agreement, but they were turned down. Now, we call upon the
international community to condemn these acts and pay close attention to this
On Dec. 5, Peng Ming’s
brother was detained for 6 consecutive hours of interrogation and pressured and
threatened to sign. Officials claimed that, “for scientific experiments, we
need to cut a little bit of abdominal muscle from Peng Ming’s body.” Peng
Ming’s brother was determined not to sign, but it was useless. Later, the
brother was taken to the morgue and only showed [Peng’s] face, which was covered
with a cloth, for one second. Then, it was immediately covered again. He was
then informed that Peng’s brain and heart and other organs had all been
The authorities had
promised overseas family members that Peng Ming’s children and his sister’s two
children could go to China to attend Peng Ming’s funeral in Hubei province on
Dec. 9. In order to be able to see their loved one for the last time, even
though they had been insulted, the family did not release the information about
the organ harvesting. Several family members had bought tickets, ready to go to
China. At this time, the authorities suddenly gave an emergency notification to
the family members in China on the morning of Dec. 10, intimidating them into
informing the families in the United States, Canada and Sweden that, because of
“foreign interference in China’s internal affairs,” the Central Committee of
the Communist Party of China would only allow designated family representatives
into China. They required other family members to refund their tickets and
prohibited them access to China.
Pastor Bob Fu, president
of China Aid, expressed the strongest condemnation of how the authorities
ignore the inhuman and deliberate manipulation of Peng Ming’s family members.
In pain, [the family members] expressed their greatest goodwill and expressed
their utmost patience for evil actions. They appealed to the international
community, particularly the United Nations, the United States, Canada and
Sweden, of which the Peng family are citizens, to intervene in an emergency
case against the Chinese authorities, who are in violation of international law
and their own commitments to protect the human right of life and who ignore public
opinion. Once again, we call on Xi Jinping’s government to immediately change
this anti-human, anti-people, anti-rule of law behavior and allow Peng Ming’s
overseas children and family members into China, without intervening by burying
his ashes and give Peng Ming’s items back to his family.
It must be noted that the
issue that Peng Ming dying of a heart disease is unprecedentedly serious. It is
a symbol. If the international community does not have the power to punish this
devastating demon, there will be more Peng Mings later on. The cases of Li
Wangyang, Qian Yunhui and Cao Shunli are all unsettled [Editor’s note: These are all prisoners of conscience who died
mysterious deaths
]; the details of Peng Ming’s case only came out today.
We pray that God will
comfort the family members of Peng Ming, who are suffering this excessively brutal
blow, and hope that China will soon achieve love and justice.

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