Academics, Doctors, MPs, and Human Rights Experts have called for an investigation into the Bodies Exhibits in various countries around the globe.
The Bodies Revealed exhibit is currently at the Odysea, Scottsdale, Arizona.
The exhibition billed as 'educational' and 'artistic', features 7 skinless cadavers from China, preserved through 'plastination' and posed with cut-away tissues and organs. But serious questions about the source of the bodies remain unanswered. The Phoenix Falun Dafa Association in conjunction with the International Coalition will release an OPEN LETTER to government officials and various other agencies in Arizona.
This kind of exhibits has been challenged and protested in many countries.
In the United Kingdom alone signatories of letters, included the Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, Lord Alton, MPs, academics, doctors and Nobel Prize nominees.
The Phoenix Falun Dafa Association along with the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China they are calling for an investigation and possible closure and/or banning of the exhibits.
There needs to be an investigation that explores the deep issues surrounding the exhibition and the source of the bodies, which are thought to be bodies of Falun Dafa, an ancient Chinese spiritual practice, prisoners of conscience.
Millions of Falun Dafa practitioners are still wrongly persecuted in China even today. Speakers around the world have included a former Chinese surgeon who removed organs from live prisoners and one of the worlds foremost experts on the state-sanctioned trade of organs and bodies from prisoners of conscience. Concerns about the exhibition include:
- There is no proof of consent or of the identity of the bodies in the Bodies Revealed Exhibit
- Investigations on the Dalian Hongfeng Biotechnology Co have found the bodies were sourced from the Dalian Public Security Bureau (PSB)
- Evidence indicates bodies coming from the PSB include executed prisoners of conscience which include Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, and House Christians in China
- Dalian (City of China) is a known epicenter of organ transplant activity, plastination, and repression of Falun Dafa
Over 70 medics have already asked the coroner's office to investigate the exhibitions, concerned that it may have violated many international laws, and similar exhibitions have been shut down or banned in France, Israel, the Czech Republic and in Ohio.
A United States-based group of doctors and medical personnel Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) has been calling for an investigation into such exhibitions and looking to ban them in the future from displaying bodies that were not voluntarily donated. Experts are calling for DNA samples to be taken and held from all tissues at the exhibitions so that they can be cross-checked against families who have missing persons and those of persecuted groups in China. It is well documented that China is engaged in a large-scale campaign to gather DNA from Chinese citizens, so this process should be feasible in the near future.Click here for further information