Shout OUT!

Realizing I may have neglected my readership for a week, I will be posting two consecutive shout outs, you’re welcome.

For last week, I would like to give a shout-out to the concurrently famously and infamously religious street in Shanghai, Changyang Street. During the second World War, it served as a refuge for thousands of German Jews escaping Hitler’s Persecution. As a result, it became known as the “Paris of the Orient.”

However, just across the street is a massive prison, Tilanqiao, which is home to thousands of religious prisoners, largely Falun Gong practitioners. Since the crackdown of 1999, reports indicate that 千千万万为Falun Gong practitioners have been beaten, tortured, killed, and had their organs harvested at this prison. Nonetheless, tight control by the Chinese government prevents domestic or international confirmation of these clear human rights violations, enabling the government to continue its horrendous organ business.

I continue to stand by the petition I signed to the US Congress to work towards exposing these violations. I believe that political motives are preventing other countries from taking action, and I think that it is unacceptable.

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