Enlightened Martyrdom - The Hidden Side of Falun Gong - James R. Lewis

Enlightened Martyrdom - The Hidden Side of Falun Gong - James R. Lewis

The Falun Gong Political Narative: Creating the Illusion of So-called "Forced Organ Harvesting"

Enlightened Martyrdom - The Hidden Side of Falun Gong - James R. Lewis

Campbell Fraser [+-]
Griffith University, Australia
Campbell Fraser is Director of the International Business Program in the Department of Asian Studies at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia, and an international authority on human organ trafficking. He sits on the advisory boards of several organ procurement organisations and kidney disease advocacy groups, and is an active member of The Transplantation Society and the International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement. Fraser has developed protocols for proactively combating human organ trafficking, and implemented investigative and reporting mechanisms to verify claims of such activity. He has specific interest in the link between human organ trafficking and terrorist funding, and the emerging problem of political special interest groups fabricating stories of so-called forced organ harvesting. His work regularly appears on television, radio, newspaper and on-line media in several countries and in multiple languages.

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The Falun Gong (FLG) organization have for the last several years placed stories of so called forced organ harvesting as central to their sustained and concerted effort to undermine the Chinese government, and specifically, the Communist Party of China. These claims have been comprehensively investigated by a team of internationally renowned experts in human organ transplantation, and dismissed as fabrications. Despite the fact that this expert group has reached this conclusion, based on several trips to China, the FLG continue to lobby governments and international organizations with what they claim to be evidence of ongoing mass murder of their members in China. There is a clear reason for this; the FLG have invested so much time and effort into promoting so-called forced organ harvesting as their central battleground theme, they must find ways to perpetuate these rumors for fear of loss of face in the international community. The FLG have been careful to position themselves as victims, and have used this mentality throughout in order to present their case as an underdog against the might of China. In “The Falun Gong Political Narrative – Creating the Illusion of co-called ‘Forced Organ Harvesting,’” Campbell Fraser explores the manifestations of this victim mentality, through an analysis of the FLG organization and its supporters.

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Fraser, Campbell. The Falun Gong Political Narative: Creating the Illusion of So-called "Forced Organ Harvesting". Enlightened Martyrdom - The Hidden Side of Falun Gong. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 230-243 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781794999. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34323. Date accessed: 17 Feb 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34323. Oct 2019

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