The UN has received "credible information" about forced organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners.
Minorities in particular are said to be affected.
Beijing - According to UN experts, there is evidence of forced organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners who belong to a minority.
Twelve independent UN experts reported having received "credible information" about it.
The UN special rapporteurs, among others, described the allegations as "extremely alarming."
"Forced organ harvesting in China appears to target members of certain ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities," said the UN.
The victims were detained in various locations.
They are often arrested "without the reasons for the arrest being explained to them or without arrest warrants." According to reports, members of the banned spiritual movement Falun Gong, Uyghurs, Tibetans, but also Muslims and Christians are affected.
Evidence of organ harvesting from Chinese inmates: Beijing firmly denies the allegations
Hearts, kidneys, livers, and corneas are said to be the most commonly removed organs.
As the UN reports, the detainees are to be forced to have blood tests and ultrasound and x-rays after their arrest.
The results of the examinations would then be entered in a transplant database.
China, a country that is becoming increasingly difficult to see through, clearly denies the allegations.
The UN experts would "slander" the Asian country, accused the Chinese representative in Geneva of the experts.
Beijing "strongly opposes and categorically rejects these allegations," he said.
It also said: The UN experts lack “rudimentary thinking and judgment”.
They fell for "the disinformation of anti-Chinese separatist forces" and the Falun Gong movement.
The Chinese government, led by Xi Jinping as head of state, is repeatedly confronted with allegations of organ harvesting.
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Evidence of organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners: There were allegations by the UN as early as 2006
It is not the first time China has faced allegations of organ harvesting from detainees.
According to UN experts, the UN had already criticized the Chinese government in 2006 and 2007 for suspected organ harvesting.
Beijing has always denied the allegations.
According to the UN, the Chinese government did not provide sufficient data on the origin of transplant organs after the accusations.
Numerous European countries also repeatedly accuse China of suppressing individual sections of the population (see video above).
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