- Shen Yun
Aktuelle Nachrichten – NTD Television
A witness to organ harvesting in China is now in immigration limbo in Switzerland.
Nijat Abudureyimu used to work at a prison in northwestern Xinjiang Province. His job was to lead prisoners from their cells to their executions.
But according to the Epoch Times, these executions weren’t conventional. Police would shoot the prisoners in a way that would not kill them, so that their organs would be in prime condition to be taken out for transplant surgeries.
The Uighur security agent worked at the prison of Liuwandao from 1993 to 1998. In a recent interview with Swiss newspaper Le Matin, Abudureyimu said (quote) “I saw many scenes of torture … an electrical appliance on women's genitals…the electric shocks, the scream.”
Abudureyimu fled Xinjiang in 2006. His refugee application in Norway was rejected, and while waiting to be assessed in Italy, he fled to Switzerland after feeling threatened when a Chinese man photographed him at an Italian refugee camp.
So far Swiss authorities seem unwilling to deal with Abudureyimu’s case. They are relying rigidly on an EU regulation requiring the country of entry to assess the asylum seekers’ claims.
In Abudureyimu’s case, Italy has to assess his claim, and he will either be sent back there or be deported to China.
Alim Seytoff from the World Uighur Congress says Abudureyimu needs to be granted asylum for his own safety.
[Alim Seytoff, Vice Chairman, World Uyghur Congress]:
“It is our hope that Swiss government, in light of his unique situation, will consider granting him political asylum in Switzerland. Because returning him to China is like sentencing him to death. The Chinese government will simply execute him.”
Author and researcher Ethan Gutmann told the Epoch Times that Abudureyimu is an important witness of organ harvesting by the Chinese communist regime. Instead of deporting him, Gutmann says the Swiss authorities should have Abudureyimu testify before a government organization.
Gutmann and other international human rights activists have been investigating claims that the Chinese regime has been systematically taking organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, and selling them for profit, since it began persecuting members of the spiritual group in 1999.