Human Cadavers From ‘Real Bodies’ Exhibit Could Be Executed Chinese Prisoners, Doctor Says
A museum exhibition, which features cadavers of real humans, is currently the subject of controversy in the United Kingdom amid concerns that the bodies belonged to murdered Chinese political prisoners.
Imagine Exhibitions, the organizer of the exhibit, reportedly sourced the bodies from Dalian Medical University Biology Plantation in China.
In a statement, Dalian Medical University Anatomy professor Hong-Jin Sui said the specimens were “originally received from the city morgue and then transferred to medical universities in China and ultimately were legally donated to the Dalian Hoffen Bio-technique Laboratory preservation, dissection, and exhibition.”
“I have huge questions about why all these unclaimed bodies come from Dalian in sizeable numbers and how many bodies Imagine Exhibitions have actually got,” Nicholl was quoted as saying.
“My own registrar went to this exhibition. I asked him to note down the gender and age of the bodies. They are all young men – none of them are elderly, which I have to say is pretty suspicious given that there are a number of labor camps within a matter of hours’ drive of Dalian.
“If you look at these exhibitions they are never gender-balanced – it’s always largely men. Most people who die, die when they’re older, so to have an exhibition like this is really suspicious.”
“I think the public is being conned,” he added. “Why are we having exhibitions like this in this country if they can’t prove consent?”
The investigation resulted in the resignation of Premier’s CEO Arnie Geller and the inclusion of notices on the front page of the exhibition website about the presumed origin of the bodies and fetuses that said it “relies solely on the representations of its Chinese partners” and “cannot independently verify” that the bodies do not belong to executed prisoners.