Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2013

Former Chinese surgeon Enver Tohti still on a mission to out the organ harvesting that active

Enver Tohti has performed scores of operations, but there is only one that he recounts as life-changing and horrific – the forced harvesting of organs from a prisoner in China.

Tohti is speaking about the horrors and crimes of the Chinese police as is part of a delegation visiting the Scottish Parliament to give evidence about organ harvesting by the Chinese state, confirms the Big5 Sound of Hope website.



Reflecting back to June of 1995, Tohti discussed how he was forced at gunpoint to perform a nightmarish surgury.

“He’d been shot in the right-hand side of the chest but was still alive,” he had said of a prisoner shot by a firing squad.

“I told my chief surgeon he wasn’t dead but he ordered me to remove the man’s liver and kidneys there and then – and to be quick about it. I was ordered not to give the man any anaesthetic.”

The 50-year-old says he will never forget.

Organ harvesting is an illegal practice which involves the removal of organs from a person without their consent.

Critics of the Chinese government claim thousands of people have been killed for their livers and kidneys in recent years in order for them to be sold illegally.

Victims are thought to include death row inmates, members of the Uighur ethnic community and Tibetans.

It is also alleged around 65,000 members of the Falun Gong spiritualist group have been murdered for their organs.

Tohti and other campaigners were invited to Scotland by the SNP’s Bob Doris MSP, who tabled a motion in Parliament last November condemning organ harvesting in China.

Tohti came to Britain in 1999 after fleeing China and was granted political asylum three years later. He said: “When I performed that operation in 1995, I knew nothing of organ harvesting. It wasn’t until I came to Britain and first heard of the practice that I realised what had taken place.

“That man had been shot but, technically, I killed him and that still haunts me to this day.”

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