fredag 8. april 2022

Execution by Heart Removal in China Occurred for Decades, Study Claims

A study published in an American medical journal has claimed that surgeons working at state-run civilian and military hospitals in China executed numerous prisoners over a period of decades by removing their hearts for transplant purposes. The authors of the study, published in the American Journal of Transplantation, identified 71 Chinese medical journal publications dated between 1980 and 2015 describing cases in which the removal of the heart appeared to be the cause of the prisoner's death.

In these cases, the prisoners were supposedly braindead before surgeons removed their hearts. "Braindead" is a classification referring to someone who will never regain consciousness or start breathing on their own again without a ventilator.