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17 Oct 2021, 8:30 am

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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.

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The grim statement also points out that this form of alleged trafficking relies heavily on skilled health care workers sworn to protect their patients including 'surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical specialists' as well as participation from various public sector professionals.

'Some prisoners receive death threats and threats of organ harvesting from the police, if they do not renounce their beliefs or refuse to cooperate with the police,' the statement said.

One of the 'red flags' with China's organ transplant system is that recipients can book surgeries at specific times and locations.

In other medical systems this does not happen because surgeons cannot predict when a person who has elected to be an organ donor will die.

Under an 'ethical' process approved by the WHO, the deceased's organs will be matched to the most urgent patient on a transplant list who is within travelling distance of the hospital.

For many desperate people it can take years to receive transplant surgery as recipients must be the same blood-type as the deceased and have the same sized organ.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10086625/Chinas-real-life-Squid-Game-Organs-harvested-100-000-political-dissidents-prisoners.html


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17 Oct 2021, 3:25 pm

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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.

[...]

The grim statement also points out that this form of alleged trafficking relies heavily on skilled health care workers sworn to protect their patients including 'surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical specialists' as well as participation from various public sector professionals.

'Some prisoners receive death threats and threats of organ harvesting from the police, if they do not renounce their beliefs or refuse to cooperate with the police,' the statement said.

One of the 'red flags' with China's organ transplant system is that recipients can book surgeries at specific times and locations.

In other medical systems this does not happen because surgeons cannot predict when a person who has elected to be an organ donor will die.

Under an 'ethical' process approved by the WHO, the deceased's organs will be matched to the most urgent patient on a transplant list who is within travelling distance of the hospital.

For many desperate people it can take years to receive transplant surgery as recipients must be the same blood-type as the deceased and have the same sized organ.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10086625/Chinas-real-life-Squid-Game-Organs-harvested-100-000-political-dissidents-prisoners.html


And there I thought my government was bad because they created a man-made traffic accident that put me in hospital. 8O
At least I left with all my organs in tact. :thumright:


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17 Oct 2021, 8:53 pm

How do you know?


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18 Oct 2021, 1:45 am

Misslizard wrote:
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I used my skunk brain.
If you haven't noticed, I'm brilliant. 8)


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18 Oct 2021, 1:59 am

As somebody who has actually watched the entire Squid Games, the Daily Mail's claims are inaccurate.

There are no games involved in China. Also in Squid games the organisers provide consent forms, allow clauses for participants to leave if > 50% choose to not participate.

The organ harvesting is from both live and dead prisoners where consent is not bothered with. Perhaps the Daily mail is giving the CCP ideas for subscription based snuff movies - on a streaming service called deathflix.



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18 Oct 2021, 7:13 am

Well...yeah. South Korea imitates U.S. Hollywood's "Hunger Games" franchise of movies (which are in turn are part spoof of current reality TV, and part ripoff of the real blood sports of the ancient Roman Collesium). But the Koreans add that little gruesome twist about organ harvesting.

Dont know if this is proven - but you hear reports that China really does do organ harvesting on political prisoners.

So yeah!

Life imitating art! :D

Why not stage real life Hunger Games/Squid games for export? Might even out sell the US's best export after soybeans:Rambo movies.

Trouble is - you would tend to damage the merchandise if you forced prisoners to fight each other- if organ donation is part of your planned income stream.



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18 Oct 2021, 2:46 pm

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Well...yeah. South Korea imitates U.S. Hollywood's "Hunger Games" franchise of movies (which are in turn are part spoof of current reality TV, and part ripoff of the real blood sports of the ancient Roman Collesium). But the Koreans add that little gruesome twist about organ harvesting.

Dont know if this is proven - but you hear reports that China really does do organ harvesting on political prisoners.

So yeah!

Life imitating art! :D

Why not stage real life Hunger Games/Squid games for export? Might even out sell the US's best export after soybeans:Rambo movies.

Trouble is - you would tend to damage the merchandise if you forced prisoners to fight each other- if organ donation is part of your planned income stream.


Apparently so.
BTW, is littering an incarceration qualifying offence?
Any excuse will do. 8)

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China is harvesting organs from Falun Gong members, finds expert panel

By Sonia Elks

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts said on Monday as they invited further investigations into a potential genocide.

Members said they had heard clear evidence forced organ harvesting had taken place over at least 20 years in a final judgement from the China Tribunal, an independent panel set up by a campaign group to examine the issue.

Beijing has repeatedly denied accusations by human rights researchers and scholars that it forcibly takes organs from prisoners of conscience and said it stopped using organs from executed prisoners in 2015.

But the panel said it was “satisfied” that the practice was still taking place, with imprisoned Falun Gong members “probably the principal source” of organs for forced harvesting.

Falun Gong is a spiritual group based around meditation that China banned 20 years ago after 10,000 members appeared at the central leadership compound in Beijing in silent protest. Thousands of members have since been jailed.

It was less clear if the Uighur Muslim minority had been victims, the tribunal found, thought it said they were vulnerable to “being used as a bank of organs”.

“The conclusion shows that very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason,” said the tribunal chairman Sir Geoffrey Nice in the judgement.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brit ... SKCN1TI236


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18 Oct 2021, 6:21 pm

Technically in the TV series the organ harvesting is done by a group within the games who are acting outside of the game rules so even that bit doesn't reflect the actions of the CCP

Even prior to rounding up dissident Uiyghurs the CCP were accused of harvesting organs from both political prisoners and prsioners in maximum security. It's unclear (or proven) whether they were targeting live prisoners or prisoners who were terminally ill?

In the early days of the Wuhan COVID outbreak there were images of old people dropping dead in the street and infected people being dragged from their homes by men in space suits and mass crematoriums suggesting the death toll was much higher than disclosed. Among the claims is that live people were being incinerated in crematoriums to prevent them from infecting others.

The truth is hard to gauge but the CCP are a scary bunch.

There's a town in South Korea that want to replicate the exact same games with contestants given the same cards and recruitment (everything authentic minus the killing). The local council banned the plan because of the threat of spreading COVID.



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19 Oct 2021, 8:05 am

Always worth restating for non-UK residents and IIRC, this is reported by a site the OP has used when it suits -

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