Chen Xiaojuan, who received the threat, was one of four Epoch Times distribution personnel who were arrested on July 1 in Hong Kongs Causeway Bay while distributing promotional materials for the publication.
Thousands of Hongkongers had poured onto the streets in protest of the new national security law that Beijing imposed on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the citys transfer of sovereignty from British to Chinese rule. The four were trapped behind police cordons along with protesters and subsequently taken into police custody at the North Point Police Station separately.
They were released on bail on July 2, with their phones confiscated.
After her release, Chen described a police officer making the verbal threat after Chen refused to change into police-issued outfits and removed the shirt that a female officer tried to put over her head three times.
“You dont sign your names, nor do you wear the clothes. How about we send you to mainland China and have your organs harvested alive,” Chen recalled a male police officer telling her.
Chen said the officers remark, and the implied endorsement of state-sanctioned organ harvesting, sent tears to her eyes—as she previously learned about allegations that the Chinese regime harvested organs from prisoners of conscience for use in transplant surgery.
In July last year, a London-based independent peoples tribunal, after hearing testimony from over 50 witnesses, concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that state-sanctioned organ harvesting has taken place in China for years “on a significant scale,” and has continued until today. The tribunal also stated that the main source of organs were adherents of the persecuted spiritual group Falun Gong. Thousands have been arrested and detained in Chinas prisons, labor camps, and brainwashing centers since 1999.
Since 2015, the Chinese regime has claimed that all organs for transplant surgeries are sourced from voluntary donations. But a 2019 study published in BMC Medical Ethics found that Chinas organ donation numbers conform “almost precisely to a mathematical formula,” suggesting they are likely falsified.
The allegations have drawn scrutiny internationally, with Belgium and Austria being the latest countries to draft resolutions to combat such abuse.
Chen wondered whether Hong Kong police have actually sent anyone back.
“Do you all agree with organ harvesting? Its such an evil thing,” she said in response to the officer, who did not reply. She continued to resist wearing the uniform despite the threats.
“I told them I didnt do anything wrong,” Chen said. “They arrested me and put me in police custody, so they are at fault.”
The Hong Kong police did not immediately return a request for comment.
The following day, a female officer whom Chen observed to be more senior in rank insisted that Chen could not go to the restroom without wearing the uniform. When Chen tried to explain to her why she did not wish to wear it, the officer appeared agitated and said she was “about to join the Chinese Communist Party.” Eventually, the officer releRead More – Source