(Minghui.org) On December 17, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the largest newspaper in the Philadelphia area, published a reader’s letter that raised awareness of forced organ harvesting in China and urged citizens to sign a petition on the White House website. Below is the letter:
Letter to the Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer 12-17-12 The Persecution of Falun Gong Elected officials engaging with China to further economic prosperity should be aware of that government’s self-serving agenda (“In China, Nutter works to raise city’s profile,” Dec. 6). At the heart of this agenda is the genocide of Falun Gong practitioners. With 70 million to 100 million practitioners, it is the largest persecuted group in China. Despite their peaceful adherence to truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, these practitioners must endure 16- to 18-hour days in forced labor camps. Even worse, illegally incarcerated Falun Gong practitioners, as well as Tibetans, Uighurs, and Christians, are subject to the most abhorrent crime against humanity: systematically examined and tissue-typed, these innocent victims are killed on demand to fuel China’s organ transplant industry. A petition calling on the White House to help bring an end to these atrocities can be found at http://wh.gov/5Jmn. We can end these atrocities if we just speak out.
Dr. Jessica D. Russo
Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, Philadelphia Chapter
In an interview with the Epoch Times, Dr. Russo said: “As a professional, I have a moral obligation not to harm others; as a Jewish descendent, I feel the moral obligation to try my best to help end another genocide against innocent people. Forced organ harvesting from living people is an appalling crime, and Falun Gong practitioners are the largest group of victims of this crime. They follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance and show us the beauty of traditional Chinese culture. However, their kindness and compassion is distorted in China, and a brutal persecution against this group has lasted for over 13 years. The West should be ashamed.”
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