- China has a real-life Squid Game harvesting the organs of political dissidents
- Thousands of prisoners are slaughtered for hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas
- UN experts recently released a statement about the ‘kill to order’ organ program
- But the international community are powerless to stop the terrifying trade
Since it first hit Netflix last month South Korean horror series Squid Game has captivated audiences in over 90 countries, quickly becoming the most watched international show in the streaming platform’s history.
Viewers were enthralled by the blood-soaked dystopian thriller that pits players against each other in contests fought to the death for a chance to win cash.
And while the Asian drama is obviously fictitious and a pointed critique of modern life, one of the show’s side plots where human beings have their organs harvested and sold is very real.
China‘s Communist Party removes hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas from 100,000 dissidents and political prisoners every year, with a government-run ‘kill to order’ organ-trafficking network operating on a grand scale, human rights groups claim.
But the international community remains powerless to stop the slaughter because the World Health Organisation is compelled to accept the totalitarian nation’s ‘inadequate and misleading’ hospital data without question.
Just a week before the Netflix hit was released, Beijing furiously denied the existence of a state-sponsored organ harvesting program after the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner said China was ‘targeting specific ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities held in detention’ and raking in a billion dollars a year.
Nine UN Special Rapporteurs from the Human Rights Council spent over a year unearthing witness testimony and examining China’s highly suspicious organ donor rates to shed new light on the terrifying ‘kill to order’ market.
‘UN human rights experts said today they were extremely alarmed by reports of alleged “organ harvesting” targeting minorities, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians, in detention in China,’ the statement said.
‘They have received credible information that detainees… may be forcibly subjected to blood tests and organ examinations such as ultrasound and x-rays, without their informed consent; while other prisoners are not required to undergo such examinations.
‘The results of the examinations are reportedly registered in a database of living organ sources that facilitates organ allocation.
‘According to the allegations received, the most common organs removed from the prisoners are reportedly hearts, kidneys, livers, corneas and, less commonly, parts of livers.’
By LEVI PARSONS