The Killing in China of Prisoners of Conscience for their Organs: Smoking Guns – Comments by David Matas

The Killing in China of Prisoners of Conscience for their Organs: Smoking Guns  by David Matas   Individual snapshots of organ transplant abuse in China and attempts at cover up can not show volume or scale or scope of the abuse. Yet these individual snapshots can provide insights that a description of the overall situation…

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WATCH: Forced Organ Harvesting in China: Examining the Evidence

WATCH: Forced Organ Harvesting in China: Examining the Evidence   Click HERE to watch the video on Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission website   Last month, the American Journal of Transplantation – the top peer-reviewed publication on the subject – published a large-scale computational textual analysis of 2,838 Chinese-language articles published in Chinese academic journals between 1980…

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Commonwealth of Virginia Passed House Resolution No. 9: Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners by the CCP

Commonwealth of Virginia Passed House Resolution No. 9: Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners by the CCP   Click HERE to read the full resolution   “RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates condemn the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party; and, be it   RESOLVED FURTHER, That the House of…

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European Parliament Resolution on the Reports of Continued Organ Harvesting in China

European Parliament Resolution of 5 May 2022 on the Reports of Continued Organ Harvesting in China (2022/2657(RSP))   Click HERE to view the resolution   The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on EU-China relations, – having regard to its resolution of 12 December 2013 on organ harvesting in China[1], – having regard to the…

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WATCH – Launch Event for the Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “DO NO HARM”

WATCH – Launch Event for the Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “DO NO HARM: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When Interacting with International Medical Institutions & Professionals in Transplantation Medicine”.   Event 1 – Aust/UK/Europe timezone Wayne Jordash QC – International Human Rights Barrister and Managing Partner and Founder of Global Rights Compliance Dr Julian…

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International Law Firm Global Rights Compliance Publish Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance – DO NO HARM

International Law Firm Global Rights Compliance Publish Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “DO NO HARM: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When Interacting with International Medical Institutions & Professionals in Transplantation Medicine”.   We are delighted to announce the publication of the Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “Do No Harm: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When…

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American Journal of Transplantation STUDY – Surgeons Killed ‘Donors’ for Organ Removal

Execution by organ procurement: Breaching the dead donor rule in China Matthew P. Robertson and Dr Jacob Lavee READ THE PAPER HERE – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajt.16969   MEDIA COVERAGE INCLUDES  https://www.afr.com/world/asia/surgeons-executed-chinese-prisoners-for-organs-anu-study-20220404-p5aam0 https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/study-chinese-doctors-executed-prisoners-by-organ-removal/   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The dead donor rule is fundamental to transplant ethics. The rule states that organ procurement must not commence until the donor is both…

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WATCH Webinar – Execution by Organ Harvesting: A discussion on China’s crimes against humanity

Execution by Organ Harvesting: A discussion on China’s crimes against humanity On Thursday, April 7th, VOC and ETAC co-hosted an online event with top China experts Matthew Robertson and Dr Jacob Lavee who presented on their groundbreaking paper published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Panelists include: Ambassador Andrew Bremberg (moderator), President and CEO, Victims of Communism Memorial…

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CMA: Condemns Organ Harvesting in China and Supports Proposed Legislation

STATEMENT: CMA supports proposed legislation to criminalise coercion of organ donation and transplantation   Read the statement on the CMA website HERE   Ottawa – Mar. 21, 2022 – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is deeply disturbed by ongoing reports of organ trafficking targeting minority populations in China. Recent reports from the China Tribunal and…

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World Conference: Medical Ethics & Health Law, Portugal – Remarks by David Matas

Ethical standards and organ transplant abuse (Remarks for a presentation to the United Nations Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Porto, Portugal March 9, 2022) by David Matas   Chinese health practitioners have been killing prisoners of conscience for their organs in the thousands every year from the start of this century.  This…

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WATCH: Hudson Institute – Organ Harvesting as an Instrument of Religious Repression

The Hudson Institute – Organ Harvesting as an Instrument of Religious Repression (Virtual Event)   During the Hudson Institute’s “Olympics Boycott Series,” Nina Shea, director of Hudson’s Center for religious freedom, sat down with David Kilgour and David Matas to discuss their research on the Chinese government’s horrifying practice of organ harvesting.Mr. Kilgour and Mr.…

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WATCH – Webinar: Human Trafficking Through An International Lens

WATCH – Webinar: Human Trafficking Through An International Lens   25th Feburary 2022: ETAC’s UK Manager Victoria Ledwidge presented at the Human Trafficking Foundations’s webinar Human Trafficking Through An International Lens.   Watch the forum on the Human Trafficking Foundations page HERE.   This online forum examines forms of human trafficking around the world, considering…

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Invite to Sign: Declaration of Non-Collaboration with Doctors and Scientists in China

  Invite to Sign: Declaration of Non-Collaboration with Doctors and Scientists in China   To all Medical Practitioners and Scientists,   The signatories of this document declare the following. We note with concern that these practices, which we regard as unethical, continue to be carried out in China: Forced birth control, sterilisations and abortions Forced…

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ETAC Statements on the Beijing Winter Olympics

ETAC Statements on the Beijing Winter Olympics The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) calls for participating governments and sponsors to withdraw their support for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. China stands accused of grave human rights abuses against Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Christians, democracy activists and others. These abuses…

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Falun Gong Protection Act Introduced in the United States Addresses Forced Organ Harvesting

16 December 2021: Bill H.R.6319 – Falun Gong Protection Act was introduced in the United States to “provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to forced organ harvesting within the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.”   Additionally the Bill states: “The widespread, systematic, state-sponsored persecution of the Falun Gong by the…

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Senate Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)

Senate Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs), passed the third Senate reading in the Parliament of Canada and the first reading in the House of Commons.   This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create new offences in relation to trafficking in human…

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Twenty-Four Virginia Counties Pass Resolutions Condemning the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting in 2021

Twenty-Four Virginia Counties Pass Resolutions Condemning the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting in 2021   In December 2021, another county in Virginia passed a resolution to support Falun Gong and condemn forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party, reaching a total of twenty-four counties in 2021. In addition to counties previously mentioned HERE, other counties…

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Launch of the #NotFromChina Pledge to Help End #MurderForOrgans in China

#NotFromChina Pledge to End Transplant Abuse in China Launch of a global call to action to raise awareness of China’s multi-billion-dollar #murderfororgans industry for Human Rights Day.   December 8, 2021 – Ahead of Human Rights Day, on December 10, End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and China…

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BMA and AMRC Issue Statement on the Abuse of Uyghurs: Alarmed about Organ Harvesting

BMA and AMRC Issue Statement on the Abuse of Uyghurs: Alarmed about Organ Harvesting British Medical Association (BMA) and cosignatory organisations respond to the abuse of Uyghurs in China. Click HERE to access the statement on the BMA website.   We, the undersigned and the organisations we represent, in advance of the report of the Uyghur…

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European Parliament Discussed Forced Organ Harvesting in China with China Tribunal Experts

European Parliament Discussed Forced Organ Harvesting in China with China Tribunal Experts   The European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) recently met with China Tribunal experts Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Professor Martin Elliot to discuss the ongoing forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. Watch from timecode: 17:51.    “This is…

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Professor Wendy Rogers Elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities

Professor Wendy Rogers Elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities   Chair of ETAC’s International Advisory Committee, Professor Wendy Rogers, was one of twenty-five newly elected Fellows to the Australian Academy of Humanities –  a recognition of the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia.   ‘‘The broad-ranging research fields…

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The Discernable Interviews: Professor Russell Strong – Human Organ Harvesting in China

Professor Russell Strong is a world-renowned transplant surgeon who pioneered liver transplant techniques that are now used around the world, saving countless lives. Throughout his distinguished career, he noticed a strange refusal by Chinese institutions and trainee doctors to commit to abstaining from organ harvesting. Ultimately Professor Strong fears that his techniques and his profession…

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World Uyghur Assembly, Prague – Remarks by David Kilgour

RISE OF EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES AFTER COLLAPSE OF SOVIET UNION; MISGOVERNANCE IN CHINA Tenth Anniversary Conference in Prague Council of Members of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience Webinar notes by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. (www.david-kilgour.com.) 12 Nov 2021   The implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought freedom to almost 20 restored or…

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Press Club Brussels Europe: Conference on Forced Organ Harvesting and the Chinese Communist Party

On October 27, 2021, the conference “China – Forced Organ Harvesting and the Chinese Communist Party” took place at The Press Club in Brussels, Europe. The conference heard and discussed evidence of forced organ harvesting in China, under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party. Keynote speakers: Peter van Dalen MEP: Member of the European…

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ETAC France – Empow’Her Festival in Paris

ETAC France participated in the Empow’Her Festival in Paris. Over 3 days, from September 17-19, ETAC France participated in the Empow’Her Festival, an event organised by an international network of NGOs dedicated to the social and economic empowerment of women, Empow’Her (https://empow-her.com/qui-sommes-nous/). ETAC France’s national manager, Fiorella Luna, who is also a lawyer specialising in…

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Press Release: China issues “inadequate” and “misleading” response to UN correspondence on forced organ harvesting

China issues “inadequate” and “misleading” response to UN correspondence on forced organ harvesting Evidence-based concerns raised by nine United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs dismissed as “fabricated” and “defamatory” by PRC.   The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and China Aid Association (CA) say China’s response…

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Register Now: World Summit against Forced Organ Harvesting: An Alarm for Humankind

Washington, D.C. September 1, 2021 — Today, leading medical ethics NGO Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) announced, on behalf of the five co-hosting organizations from the United States, Europe, and Asia, the World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, a series of online webinars taking place between Sept 17-26, 2021. More than…

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Webinar Video: Forced Organ Harvesting in China and Actions to Stop this Cold Genocide

ETAC is honored to have been invited to participate in the below webinar hosted by the Committee on Present Danger: China. Scroll down to view video The practice of forcibly taking organs from prisoners of conscience as a means of punishment and to raise revenue for the government continues in China. This webinar brings together…

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VOC President Speaks at Falun Gong Rally Marking 22 Years of Persecution

Speech by Amb. Andrew Bremberg President and CEO, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) Rally for the 22nd Anniversary of the Persecution of Falun Gong, July 16, 2021   The systematic targeting of people of faith is a feature of the Chinese Communist Party. Sadly, the Falun Gong movement is an important tragic story in…

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IPAC Issues Statement Calling Governments to Take Action to Stop the Organ Harvesting Trade

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China issued a statement today, marking the 22 years since the brutal persecution of Falun Gong began in China. The statement expresses concerns of forced organ harvesting and calls upon governments globally to take action to stop the organ harvesting trade.   Statement on the 22nd Anniversary of the Persecution of…

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Over 70 Civil Society Organisations Urge for Co-sponsorship of the US Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Bill of 2021

In June 2021, over 70 organizations urged for co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2021. The House bill H.R.1592 is sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and the Senate bill S.602 is sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).  Read the full…

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Press Release – Canada – Organ Trafficking Bill S-204 presented in Canadian Parliament as UN Special Procedures shock China with organ harvesting allegations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021   Organ Trafficking Bill S-204 presented in Canadian Parliament as UN Special Procedures shock China with organ harvesting allegations After 12 years of inaction on forced organ harvesting, the time for the House of Commons to act is now __________________________________________________________________ Press Conference Details Date: June 16, 2021 (Wednesday) Time:…

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UN Special Procedures Experts Release Press Statement on Forced Organ Harvesting in China

UPDATE: The full correspondence to the Chinese Government has now been released. Read it here – https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=26382   On June 14, 2021, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press statement announcing that a correspondence was issued to China regarding allegations of forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners,…

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Czech Parliament Passes Resolution Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Regime

After hearing testimonies from victims of violent persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China experts, and representatives from non-government organisations, the Czech Petitions Committee of the Chamber of Deputies passed a resolution calling on the CCP to: immediately stop the persecution of Falun Gong and to release unconditionally all unjustly detained Falun Gong prisoners.…

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ETAC Training Series: Business & Human Rights – An Important Focus for Advocacy

Modern Slavery is an important area of advocacy which includes organ trafficking. Understanding the ‘supply chain’ obligations of universities, hospitals, medical institutions and business is critical to calling for accountability and justice. This presentation and Q&A focus on the following: – What are the UN Business and Human Rights Guidelines and how do they relate…

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ETAC Training Series: The Role of Photos and Videos As Evidence Of Human Rights Abuses

The proliferation of smartphones and social media has increased awareness of events that might otherwise go unreported. However, as digital data is easy to manipulate, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to use this footage as evidence. Even footage depicting heinous crimes, if it cannot be verified, may be of little use to legal…

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Uyghur Tribunal Public Hearings Announced: June 4th – 7th

A date for the Uyghur Tribunal Public Hearings has been announced. The Uyghur Tribunal is an independent People’s Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, investigating China’s alleged Genocide and Crimes against Humanity against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslim Populations – www.uyghurtribunal.com Over four days and eight sessions, the Uyghur Tribunal will interview expert…

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ETAC Media Release: China’s $$$-Billion Murder for Organs Industry

Media Release  16 MAY, 2021   The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) recently released an explainer video detailing the state-sanction crimes of forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in China. Watch the video: Forced organ harvesting (FOH) involves the planned killing of people so that their organs can…

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US State Department International Religious Freedom Report Includes China’s Forced Organ Harvesting

On May 12, 2021, the United States Department of State released their 2020 report on International Religious Freedom. The section on China (Includes Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Macau) contains documents and factual accounts revealing human rights violations and abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party. The report also details the atrocities of forced organ…

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2021 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Report: Key Findings on China

The 2021 United States Commission on International Religious Freedom report states:  “According to reports, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners were harassed and arrested during 2020 for practicing their faith, and some likely died due to abuse and torture while in custody. Credible international reports also suggested that organ harvesting, including from Falun Gong practitioners, likely…

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Texas Resolution Condemning China’s Practice of Involuntary Organ Harvesting

On April 22, the State of Texas passed a resolution condemning forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party. The following decision was unanimously reached: “RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby strongly condemn China’s practice of involuntary organ harvesting; and, be it further “RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State…

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Public Statement by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization (MAPIM) on Forced Organ Harvesting in China

CHINA MUST EXPLAIN BARBARIC ORGAN HARVESTING We demand China to explain a report  on the killing of Muslim prisoners to harvest ‘Halal’ organs for rich Saudis. The report from a witness confirms the “slaughter on-demand” of China’s Muslim prisoners to provide “Halal” organs for rich Saudi customers. This trade, if true, would be the most…

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The Heartless Art of Forced Organ Harvesting: The Jordan Harbinger Show Interviews David Kilgour

Jordan Harbinger from The Jordan Harbinger Show interviews David Kilgour about forced organ harvesting in China. In the podcast, Jordan and David discuss: Who is targeted by the Chinese government for forced organ harvesting, and why? How long has this illicit trade been going on, and who does it benefit? How much does a healthy kidney,…

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Public Statement by the Italian Federation for Human Rights on Forced Organ Harvesting Practice in the People’s Republic of China

FIDU – Italian Federation for Human Rights supports the work carried out by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China. FIDU strongly condemns organ trafficking and forced organ harvesting. This crime against humanity has been going on for decades and seems to be annually increasing, carried out by secret networks of state-run hospitals,…

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Nine Virginia Counties Pass Resolutions Condemning the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting in 2021

    April 22, Westmorland County Resolution: “NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors urges the United States government to thoroughly investigate organ transplant practices in China and take all reasonable steps to end the practice of nonconsensual organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners; and “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that…

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Why journals should stop publishing transplantation research from China – The BMJ

Pressure is building from the international transplant professional to end all collaborations with China in relation to organ transplantation medicine, research and training. As explained by Dr Adnan Sharif, there is also a responsibility on medical journals to uphold ethical standards, “Ensuring ethical practice in China requires a robust international response rather than flaccid engagement.…

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“Real Bodies” Interview with ETAC’s Belgium Manager, Elke Van den Brande by Knack Magazine

Original article – https://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/een-lichaam-van-een-vermoord-persoon-kan-nooit-respectvol-geexposeerd-worden/article-longread-1701029.html   On February 15, 2021, an interview about the ‘Real Bodies’ exhibition in Antwerp (Belgium) with Elke Van den Brande, ETAC’s national manager for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, was published on Knack.be. Knack is a Dutch-language Belgian current affairs and opinion magazine. Together Knack Magazine and the Knack.be website attract…

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Prof. Wendy Rogers

Prof. Wendy Rogers Awarded Flinders University Alumni Award

Professor Wendy Rogers was awarded a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for her distinguished leadership, advocacy and commitment to the field of medical ethics, including spearheading a ground-breaking investigation into the unethical use of human organs in research and becoming a leading activist in exposing organ transplant abuse in China.     Article originally posted here: …

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United States Congress

PRESS RELEASE: Bipartisan Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Bill of 2021 Introduced in the United States

‘Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2021’ welcomed after bi-partisan introduction to both houses of the United States Congress US Legislators take action to protect US citizens and to stop a horrifying trade in China that claims the lives of innocent victims [10 March 2021]: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and the International…

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Bill to Combat Organ Harvesting to be Debated in French Parliament

View Bill 3316 presented by MP Frédérique Dumas here: “Legislative proposal aimed at ensuring ethical respect for organ donation by our non-European partners,” https://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/dyn/15/textes/l15b3316_proposition-loi Translated article by Le Monde. French MPs call for transparency in scientific cooperation with China About sixty elected officials are concerned about the removal of organs from death row inmates, even…

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WATCH VIDEO: Global Conference on the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966, stated, “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.” Nevertheless, the Chinese Communist Party has been systematically executing people “on demand”…

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UK Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 Includes First UK Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

An organ harvesting amendment to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill in the UK, passed through both Houses with government support. The Bill provided the opportunity to prevent complicity in forced organ harvesting within the UK medicine industry. Prior to this Bill, neither the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations nor the…

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McMaster University AGM Hears of China’s Organ Harvesting – Hundreds of Doctors Attend

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS FROM PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE IN CHINA Message (virtual) by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D., for International Coalition to end Organ Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) Annual General Meeting (virtual) of UOSSM* at McMaster University, Hamilton Feb 6th, 2021 Time is short, and hopefully there will be some questions, so permit me to address immediately…

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Pioneering Transplant Surgeons Join ETAC’s International Advisory Committee

ETAC is becoming well known for its efforts to raise awareness of and bring an end to the illegal harvesting and trafficking of human organs. To succeed in this venture, it is critical that ETAC engage effectively with the international transplant community. We are therefore delighted to announce that transplant surgeons Prof David McGiffin and…

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ETAC France seeking volunteers with experience in graphic design, social media and admin.

ETAC France Seeking Volunteers with Experience in Graphic Design, Social Media and Admin

1 GRAPHISTE 1 ANIMATEUR RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) ETAC recrute des volontaires : rejoignez-nous en envoyant votre candidature STATUT : bénévole DURÉE : à temps partiel HORAIRES : 1 à 2 h par jour LIEU : travail à domicile Nous recrutons une ou des personnes pour les postes suivants avec des compétences…

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International Human Rights Day, 2020

Dutch Committee on Foreign Affairs: Forced Organ Harvesting in China. Speaker – Susie Hughes, ETAC Executive Director

On Human Rights Day, December 2020 ETAC spoke at the meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands Speaker: Susie Hughes, Executive Director, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) Topic: Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China International Human Rights Day, 2020

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The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016-2020

The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016-2020

On 13 January 2021, the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission (CPHRC) launched its new report on China, titled “The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016-2020” Beginning on page 42 the CPHRC report covers the issue of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China and the China Tribunal Judgment. Read…

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David Kilgour Speaks at National Capital Peace Council (NCPC) Event

Remarks by the Hon David Kilgour at the National Capital Peace Council (of the Universal Peace Federation) online event, “Uyghur Genocide: Canadians Confronting China”   The persecution of Turkic peoples in Xinjiang/East Turkistan is an increasingly criticized feature of Beijing’s rule under Xi Jinping. It began following Mao’s army seizure of the independent state of…

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David Matas Award

David Matas Awarded Global Humanitarian Leader of the Year Award

Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer David Matas, and ETAC co-founder, has been awarded the first ever Global Humanitarian Leader of the Year award by the human rights group Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need (CSRDN). The award recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and programs that uphold the principles of peace, justice and mercy, irrespective…

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Watch – China’s Policy on Freedom of Religion: Global Impact (The Tibet Bureau)

Religious leaders, experts, scholars, researchers, human rights activists, civil societies, diplomats and others attended the 2020 Geneva Forum hosted by The Tibet Bureau in Geneva. (https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/) Speakers can be viewed here: https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/#speakers Inaugural panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5dbxdu9xB8&t=508s Panel 1 – China’s Policy on Right to Religious Freedom and the Global Framework https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH4ob_B00VE Panel 2 – Religious Persecution: Crackdown on…

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China Tribunal webinar

WATCH: UK China Research Group Host Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Prof Martin Elliott and Hamid Sabi from the China Tribunal

On the 4th November, 2020 the UK’s China Research Group hosted a webinar event focused on the China Tribunal. Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (China Tribunal Chair), Professor Martin Elliott and Hamid Sabi look at the findings of this year’s China Tribunal and evidence of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China.

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Lord David Alton

Lord Hunt’s All Party Amendment on Forced Organ Harvesting in China – Targeting Falun Gong, Uighurs, Political and Religious Dissidents – Debated In Parliament. Peers Demand That The Government Acts

Photo: Lord Alton of Liverpool Originally posted here:  https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/29/lord-hunts-all-party-amendment-on-forced-organ-harvesting-in-china-targeting-falun-gong-uighurs-political-and-religious-dissidents-debated-in-parliament-peers-demand-that-the-governmen/ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 24: Clause 2, page 2, line 23, at end insert— “(o) the origin and treatment of human tissue used in the process of developing and manufacturing medicines.”Member’s explanatory statement This amendment adds the origin and treatment of human tissue, including organs, to…

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Stop forced organ harvesting webinar

UK Anti-Slavery Day Webinar: Tackling Forced Organ Harvesting & Organ Trafficking

To mark UK Anti-Slavery Day FREEDOM UNITED held a webinar with experts putting a spotlight on forced organ harvesting and organ trafficking – crimes that amount to underreported forms of modern slavery. Join the discussion with: Susie Hughes, Executive Director of International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China Tamara Barnett, Director of Human Trafficking…

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David Matas

Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience: the Intersection of Medical Advocacy and Medical Ethics by David Matas

(Revised Remarks for a panel October 26th, 2020 hosted by University of North Carolina Center for Bioethics and Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery)   Recording of presentation available here: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4b81eef1-510c-4e56-b4d3-ac5c013c7b0a   Medical ethics intersects with medical advocacy in various ways. One is advocacy to develop medical ethics locally. A second is advocacy for medical ethics in…

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Policy: Building a Public Health Response to Organ Transplant Abuse in China

Building a Public Health Response to Organ Transplant Abuse in China Date: Oct 24 2020 | Policy Number: 202010 Abstract Organ transplants in China have been conducted on-demand for the past two decades despite the near-complete absence of organ donations for most of this period. While the Chinese government states that it stopped harvesting organs from executed…

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Mahatma Ghandi

‘Gandhi and Human Rights, the Modern Context’ by David Matas (Talk prepared for presentation to The India Centre, University of Winnipeg)

‘Gandhi and Human Rights, the Modern Context’ by David Matas (Talk prepared for presentation to The India Centre, University of Winnipeg) I want to begin with a quote from a 1949 essay George Orwell wrote about Gandhi. He wrote: “there is reason to think that Gandhi, who after all was born in 1869, did not…

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The Arithmetic of Compassion

Psychic Numbing: Forced Organ Harvesting and Torture in China by Andrew Quist

The Arithmetic of Compassion website raises awareness of psychological obstacles to compassion, including psychic numbing, pseudoinefficacy, and the prominence effect. “A famous saying goes, “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Due to psychic numbing, our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of…

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Organ Harvesting Poster Competition Begins (Taiwan International Organ Transplant Care Association)

The Taiwan International Organ Transplant Care Association (TIOTCA) are running a poster competition for artists all over the world. Introductory competition information below. For more information and to submit a poster please visit: https://posteraward.organcare.org/Lang/en https://posteraward.organcare.org/Lang/en/Regulations/Regulations Event Objective Authors and artists at different era have used their expertise to record the great changes of times. From…

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Freedom United issues public statement on forced organ harvesting in China

FREEDOM UNITED PUBLIC STATEMENT ON FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA June 2020 Freedom United is the world’s largest anti-modern slavery community working to end modern slavery in all its forms. Freedom United condemns organ trafficking and forced organ harvesting, in China, and around the world. Freedom United supports the work carried out by the International…

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South Korea Amends Internal Organs Transplant Act

South Korean Amendment of Internal Organs Transplant Act On the 6th March, 2020 the Korean Internal Organs Transplant Act was amended to include: Clause 27-2 국외에서 장기등을 이식받은 사람은 귀국 후 30일 이내에 이식받은 의료기관 등보건복지부령으로 정하는 사항이 기재된 서류를 국립장기이식관리기관에 제출하도록 함(안 제27조의2). A person who got overseas organ transplant shall submit the records…

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WATCH – China at a Crossroads – Standing up for Human Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This event was hosted and co-sponsored by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Freedom House, the National Endowment for Democracy, China Digital Times, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, Canada Tibet Committee, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, the Federation for a Democratic…

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Deep Dive Videos: Interviews with Experts on Forced Organ Harvesting

Swoop Films’ DEEP DIVE with Pavel Porubiak, Senior Analyst from the Institute to Research the Crimes of Communism (IRCC) discusses Western corporations and governments complicity in the Chinese regime’s killing and exploitation of its own citizens.   Swoop Films’ DEEP DIVE with investigative journalist and author, Ethan Gutmann, discusses his ongoing research into the Chinese…

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Report & Declaration: Asia Symposium on Combatting Organ Trafficking & Transplant Tourism, Japan

On November 20th, 2019 an Asian symposium was held in Tokyo, Japan.  A joint statement named the Declaration of Tokyo on Organ Transplant Abuse in China was released at the conclusion of the event.  Read the declaration below, and view the presentations in their report. https://www.organcare.org.tw/Docs/結論手冊_防制器官販運及器官移植旅遊亞洲研討會.pdf Declaration of Tokyo on organ transplant abuse in China…

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Public statement by Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need (CSRDN) condemns forced organ harvesting in China

Today CSRDN issued the following public statement: “Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need (CSRDN) condemns forced organ harvesting and demands the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience including the Falong Gong and Uyghur people held in concentration camps against their will.” CSRDN website – www.csrdn.org

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ETAC: University of Toronto Student Event

University of Toronto Student Event

On March 10,2020 University of Toronto students hosted a well-attended event on the mass incarceration of targeted populations in China–notably Uyghurs and Falun Gong practitioners. The program also featured how these persecuted minorities are being blood and tissue typed and their organs harvested without consent. A shortened version of the award winning movie “Hard to Believe”…

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China Tribunal Judgment released – March 1st, 2020

The China Tribunal Judgment VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE https://chinatribunal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ChinaTribunal_JUDGMENT_1stMarch_2020.pdf   The China Tribunal has today released its Judgment, declaring that China’s campaign of forced organ harvesting against innocent victims is a “crime against humanity” constituting one of the world’s “worst atrocities committed” of the century in modern times. The China Tribunal’s Judgment discloses the details…

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PBA Nursing students watch ‘Hard to Believe’

Belgium: PBA Nursing students watch ‘Hard to Believe’

UC Leuven-Limburg in Leuven, Belgium, hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary, Hard To Believe. This event was part of their ‘International week 2019’. The audience consisted of PBA Nursing students, lecturers and their international colleagues. Hard To Believe, produced by Swoop Films, is a documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting…

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Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) issue statement on organ trafficking

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) – the peak body for medical specialists in Australia and New Zealand – issued a statement condemning trafficking in organs, including organ removal without valid consent or authorisation, or any collaboration with transplant doctors involved in trafficking organs from prisoners and ethnic or religious minorities. Read the full…

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Wendy Rogers

Prof Wendy Rogers listed in Nature’s Top 10 Who Mattered in Science for 2019

Prestigious science journal Nature listed transplant ethicist Wendy Rogers as one of “10 people who mattered in science in 2019”. Wendy is professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair. Her research on ethical failures in organ transplants studies from China was ground breaking and resulted in two journals retracting…

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Joint Position Statement by ETAC and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights on the trading in tissue offence in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW)

Joint Position Statement – Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) Section 32 Trading in Tissue in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) Background This is a joint position statement representing the collective views of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and the International Coalition to…

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THE WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS CONCLUDES A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE AND MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOP IN BRUSSELS

World Uyghur Congress conference ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ – Brussels

Representatives from ETAC spoke at the World Uyghur Congress conference at the European Parliament 7-10 Dec 2019 on the international effort to combat organ harvesting. Topics included the work of ETAC, a framework and roadmap for Uyghurs to take action on organ harvesting, and how to engage within legal frameworks and international forums. The following…

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Organ Transplant Abuse in China: International Standards and Remedies

Organ Transplant Abuse in China: International Standards and Remedies (Paper presented to the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law and New Zealand Bioethics Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, November 23, 2019) by David Matas Introduction The Communist Party of China has been killing prisoners of conscience since the early 2000s in the tens of thousands…

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Organ Transplants & Crimes Against Humanity in China: An Australian Issue – Prof. Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

A Medical Issue (Remarks prepared for a panel on organ transplants and crimes against humanity in China, November 18, 2019, Sydney, Australia) Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, MD, FRACP Approximately 2500 years ago, the words from Epidemics, part of the Hippocratic Corpus were written: “The physician must … have two special objects in view with regard to disease,…

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Organ Transplants & Crimes Against Humanity in China: An Australian Issue – Dr. David Matas

Complicity (Remarks prepared for a panel on organ transplants and crimes against humanity in China, November 18, 2019, Sydney, Australia) by David Matas I have been asked to address three questions on complicity: What is complicity? What are some scenarios where persons in Australia could be found complicit in organ transplant abuse in China? What…

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World-First Report Exposing “Systematic Falsification and Manipulation” of China’s Official Voluntary Organ Donation Data

Forensic Analysis of Organ Donation Data Casts Disturbing Light on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Crimes Today, the publication of the first ever scientific analysis of China’s official organ donation data has found that China is guilty of the “systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ transplant datasets.” The findings of the analysis are the latest…

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British Medical Association Gravely Concerned about Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Press Release Issued by the British Medical Association – June 18, 2019 – READ RELEASE Responding to the publication of the final judgment of the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China (the China Tribunal),1 Dr John Chisholm, BMA medical ethics committee chair, said: “We are gravely concerned by the judgment delivered…

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APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery – Statement on State Sanctioned Organ Trafficking of Prisoners in the People’s Republic of China

The UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery has released a position statement on the state sanctioned organ trafficking of prisoners in China. Full Statement below: The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery was concerned to read The China Tribunal’s report, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice…

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Canadian Legislation on Organ Trafficking and Mandatory Reporting

Canadian legislation on organ trafficking and mandatory reporting (Remarks prepared to delivery to the Canadian Transplant Summit Kidney Working Group, Banff, Alberta, October 16, 2019) by David Matas I am an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg. I approach the issue of organ transplant abuse with a particular focus. In 2006, former Canadian cabinet…

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In China, Prisoners of Conscience Are Being Murdered for Their Organs to Fuel Transplant Tourism

  “Questions first arose over China’s transplant system when the numbers of transplants rose dramatically after 2000. Transplant capacity rapidly increased; new infrastructure was built and staff were trained. Hospital websites offered livers, hearts and kidneys available in a matter of days or weeks, for a price. Foreigners were encouraged to come to China to…

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Hamid Sabi – Counsel to the China Tribunal Addresses the UN Human Rights Council – covered by over 70 media outlets

Mr Hamid Sabi – Counsel to the China Tribunal addressed the UN Human Rights Council on the 24th September, 2019. (Footage provided by UN live feed and Ingenieurs du Monde.)  BELOW – See full text speech & coverage in over 70 media outlets. Full Speech Text Mr. Vice President The Durban Declaration “affirms the urgent…

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Mandatory Reporting of Transplant Tourism – David Matas – ESOT Congress, Denmark

Mandatory reporting of transplant tourism (Remarks prepared for delivery to the European Society for Organ Transplantation Congress September 16, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark) by David Matas Should the law require reporting by health professionals to health administrators of transplant tourism? What form of reporting is viable? This is a particularly relevant question for Europe right now.…

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Fifteen Science Papers Retracted Over Suspicion Authors Used Organs Harvested from Prisoners

The journals PLOS ONE and Transplantation have retracted fifteen journal papers by Chinese authors over suspicion they used harvested organs from executed prisoners. Both journals have cited a paper published by ETAC’s International Advisory Committee chair Wendy Rogers. Rogers and colleagues at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia found more than 400 articles that likely used…

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David Kilgour Gives Speech at Washington D.C Rally – Universal Values and Engagement with Beijing

UNIVERSAL VALUES AND ENGAGEMENT WITH BEIJING West Lawn, Capitol Hill, Washington Notes for Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. For International Coalition to end Transplant Abuse in China July 18, 2019 ___________________________________________________ Twenty years ago, the party-state in Beijing launched a brutal campaign to eradicate Falun Gong. People everywhere should condemn the ongoing torture, killing, organ pillaging,…

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Ostracism or Engagement in Combating Unethical Medical Research – Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019 – Dr David Matas

Ostracism or engagement in combating unethical medical research (Paper for presentation to the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019, Keble College, Oxford, 2 July,2019) by David Matas Introduction Where any component of medical research in a country is unethical, should the global research network working in that component ostracize or engage with researchers…

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Engaging China with Canadian Values – David Kilgour

ENGAGING CHINA WITH CANADIAN VALUES Notes for Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. of International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), Canadian International Council Forum Alt Hotel, Ottawa May 8, 2019, 7 pm ____________________________________________________________ Wei Jingsheng of the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition notes that “The constitution of the Chinese Communist Party very clearly states: ‘the…

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Belgium Passes Legislation Reform to Combat Organ Tourism

Bill Unanimously Approved On April 2, 2019, the Public Health Commission in the Belgian Federal Parliament has unanimously approved the bill regarding criminalizing commercial organ trade and organ tourism. This law proposition refers directly to the European Parliament Resolution from 2013: “In its December 2013 resolution (2013/2981 (RSP)) and in its Written Declaration of July…

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Australian Parliamentary Report – Compassion, Not Commerce: An Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism

Compassion, Not Commerce: An Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism (Download Full Report) Human Rights Sub-Committee House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (See Excerpts Below) Sub-Committee view 2.73  The Sub-Committee recognises the serious nature of the allegations made with regard to organ trafficking in China. The…

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Czech Senate Passes Resolution Regarding the Persistent Violation of Freedom of Religion in China

The Senate resolution expresses support for the Falun Gong Spiritual Movement, Christians, Uighurs and Tibetans and concerns over their persecution by the Chinese regime. The resolution also calls on the Czech government to call on the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of these people, to release prisoners of conscience, to respect and to ratify…

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Prof Wendy Rogers Receives NHRMRC Ethics Award

Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – held its biannual Research Excellence Awards this week. Wendy Rogers, Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair, was awarded the prestigious Ethics Award. NHMRC’s Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to…

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BMJ Open: World-First Study Calls for Mass Retraction of 400 Chinese Organ Transplant Papers

  View and download the BMJ OPEN report here – ‘Compliance with ethical standards in the reporting of donor sources and ethics review in peer-reviewed publications involving organ transplantation in China: a scoping review’. Media Coverage: The Guardian – Call for Retraction of 400 Scientific Papers Amid Fears Organ Came From Chinese Prisoners The Australian…

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Interim Judgement and Closing Statement by Sir Geoffrey Nice

INTERIM JUDGMENT The Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience In China The three days of hearings witnesses from around the world are now concluded. As forecast in my opening remarks, the Tribunal has, in the course of hearing witnesses, started its investigatory function and there will be a further hearing or…

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VIDEO: Press Conference – Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting

The Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China For the first time 30 fact witnesses and experts from around the world step forward to give evidence before an independent people’s tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (former prosecutor of war crimes at the UN’s tribunal for the former Yugoslavia).…

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ETAC Press Statements for the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China

Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China Susie Hughes – Executive Director, Co-founder The China Tribunal has been initiated by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), an international not for profit organisation, with headquarters in Australia and National Committees in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand…

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American Society of Criminology: Roundtable on Human Rights Violations in Organ Procurement Practice in China

November 15, 2018 The 2018 American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, featured a roundtable on “Human rights violations in organ procurement practice in China.” Matthew Robertson, China Studies Research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and Peter Liu, Professor of Criminology at Monmouth University, gave presentations to a highly interested…

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“We Shall Not Be Complicit” – Taiwan’s Doctors, Lawyers and Educators Make Public Declaration

WE SHALL NOT BE COMPLICIT  Declaration Against Organ Trafficking and Forced Organ Donation For Transplantation by Medical Professionals  We are a Group of Medical Professionals and Medical School Educators In the last twenty some years, persistent and credible evidence of state-sponsored organ trafficking, forced/involuntary organ donation for transplantation, and even live organ harvesting have continued…

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Open Letter to Haifa Economic Corporation, Haifa Mayor – Urgent Concerns re Transplant Surgeon Dong Jiahong and the China-Israel Hi-tech Investment Summit

NOTE: ETAC received written confirmation from Haifa Economic Corporation that Dong Jiahong would not attend the November 18-20 event. Einat Kalish-RotemMayor of HaifaHassan Shukri 14Haifa, ISRAEL 3310511 Or ShahafCEO of Haifa Economic CorporationPark MATAMHaifa, ISRAEL 3190500 Ziv TamirMessilaPark MATAMHaifa, ISRAEL 3190500 November 7, 2018 Re: Withdraw Invitation to Prof. Dong Jiahong for the “China-Israel Hi-tech…

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Universal Periodic Review ETAC Statement: China Must Account for the Vast Number of Transplants in its Hospitals Report

What is the UN Universal Periodic Review? Advance questions to China 1 Advance questions to China 2   ETAC STATEMENT China at the Universal Periodic Review must account for the vast number of transplants its hospitals report, up to 100,000 a year, far beyond the official figures – 13,263 for the year 2016. Researchers David…

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Canadian Senate Passes Bill to Combat Organ Harvesting and Organ Trafficking

Today, MP Garnett Genuis held a press conference with Senator Salma Ataullahjan on Bill S-240, which has just been passed by the Senate with unanimous, multi-partisan consent. Bill S-240 creates new offences with regard to organ harvesting and organ trafficking abroad. This Bill will grant new protections to ethnic and religious minorities – such as those who…

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Independent People’s Tribunal is Established to Investigate Forced Organ Harvesting in China

An independent tribunal to inquire into forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China has been established as an initiative of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). The Tribunal and will investigate if any criminal offences have been committed by state or state-approved bodies / organisations in China concerning forced…

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US Congressional-Executive Commission on China – 2018 Annual Report

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), today issued the Commission’s 2018 Annual Report and announced several new joint initiatives to protect U.S. citizens and residents from intimidation and address possible crimes against humanity occurring in China. The 2018 Annual…

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China’s Plastinated Bodies and Specimen Industry – What is Australia’s Responsibility? – Madeleine Bridgett

On Monday September 17 international human rights barrister Madeleine Bridgett gave a speech entitled ‘China’s Plastinated Bodies and Specimen Industry – What is Australia’s Responsibility?’ at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. She was joined by human rights lawyer David Matas and expert on Asia democracy Louisa Greve, to discuss why the eradication campaign against Falun Gong…

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The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do – Louisa Greve

On Monday September 17 long time human rights advocate and expert on Asia democracy Louisa Greve gave a speech via video link entitled ‘The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do’ at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Greve joined a panel with human rights lawyer David Matas and human rights barrister Madeleine…

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Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs

Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs Remarks for the World Society of Victimology Conference, Hong Kong, 10 June 2018 by David Matas. I presented a paper to the 2015 World Society of Victimology Symposium in which I advanced the thesis that combating the worst victimization, rather than the…

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Wendy Rogers: Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China – Presentation PDF

Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China Professor of clinical ethics at Macquarie University Wendy Rogers gave a presentation on ‘Transplant abuse: organ sourcing in China‘ at the Hepatobiliary and Transplant Anaesthesia Teaching Month at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on August 30, 2018. Rogers’ presentation detailed: Prior to 2015, organs in China were sourced from prisoners,…

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“Disappeared” Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Receives Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award

A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians and Falun Gong practitioners, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29th August. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been publicly known since August, 2017, so the award was presented to his wife, Geng He,…

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ISHR Issue Public Statement Condemning Organ Harvesting In China

Public Statement by the International Society for Human Rights on Forced Organ Harvesting Practice in the People’s Republic of China The International Society for Human Rights condemns the systematic forced organ harvesting carried out by a secret network of state-run hospitals, prisons and re-education camps, police and the military in the People’s Republic of China.…

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UK – Open Letter – “Real Bodies” – Lords, MPs, Academics, Doctors and Human Rights Advocates Urge for DNA Testing of Bodies

Media Coverage: The Guardian, The Times, The Epoch Times, South China Morning Post, The Sun, The Catholic Universe  BBC Radio (1:07), BBC TV, BMJ, The Epoch Times (Aug 22)   OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER, OPPOSITION LEADER, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH.  Download the Open Letter here or read…

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Transplant Volumes and Anti-Rejection Drugs by David Matas, TTS Madrid, 2018

Transplant volumes and anti-rejection drugs by David Matas (Remarks prepared for delivery at a Campfire Session, The Transplantation Society Congress, 2018, Madrid, Spain) David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released in June 2016 an update to our previous work on transplant abuse in China by focusing on transplant volumes.   We concluded that the transplant…

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David Matas Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

The University of Alberta awarded David Matas an honorary doctor of laws degree on June 12, 2018. “An honorary degree is our learning community’s highest honour,” said University of Alberta Chancellor Douglas Stollery. Joining David in receiving an honorary degree from the University of Alberta this June are 13 exceptional individuals including David Suzuki, Canada’s…

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Missouri Senate unanimously passes resolution calling for an immediate end to the practice of organ harvesting in China

Missouri House of Representatives Resolution SCR 28 condemns the atrocity of forced organ extractions from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience in China. The resolution also “Call(s) upon the President of the United States to undertake a full and transparent investigation by the United States Department of State into organ transplant practices in…

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Public Statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) on forced organ harvesting in China

The following is the Uyghur Human Rights Project‘s public statement supporting a push to cease forced organ harvesting in China — 2018 To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to support the work of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) believes the efforts of ETAC…

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Open Letter signed by lawyers, academics and ethicists urges the Australian Government to close “Real Bodies: The Exhibition” – view letter and media coverage

An OPEN LETTER signed by lawyers, academics, ethicists and human rights advocates urges the Australian Government to close the ‘Real Bodies’ exhibition immediately. The authors also call for a boycott by all schools, universities and other organized groups. Media Coverage: The Guardian, SMH, News, ABC Radio, Network 10 The Project, VIce, The Conversation   OPEN…

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Experts speak at UK roundtable on forced organ harvesting – Westminster

A second roundtable meeting was held at Westminster on Tuesday the 17th April 2018 to raise awareness about claims of forced organ harvesting in China – co-hosted by Jim Shannon MP and Fiona Bruce MP. This meeting presented the available evidence of forced organ harvesting in China and experts discussed the steps the UK Government…

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Interaction with Chinese Transplant Professionals – Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference

Interaction with Chinese transplant professionals (Remarks prepared for a poster presentation at the Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference April 13, 2018) by David Matas In China, there is a lot of money to be made from the sale of organs, a huge organ donor source of dehumanized prisoners, and nothing much to prevent…

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OPEN LETTER to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS)

Committee members of the International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse In China (ETAC) wrote to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) to express concern that the Vatican conference “Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Access to Justice for the Poor and Vulnerable” held from March 12-13 included among its attendees and speakers Dr. Wang Haibo, the…

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Seminar – China’s Reform Narrative on Transplant Abuse: Does it Stand Up to Scrutiny?

An online seminar examining the reform narrative, the evidence, and the implications for human rights in China – 20 February, 2018 Guest speakers notes and video timecodes: “The CCP’s Reform Narrative” (0:13) – Louisa Greve, International Affairs/Asia Specialist “The Evidence” – Matthew Robertson, Research Fellow, Human Rights Law Foundation “The Ethics” (24:52) – Wendy Rogers, Professor…

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Public Statement by the Human Rights Law Foundation on Abusive Organ Transplant Practices in the PRC

The following is the Human Rights Law Foundation’s public statement on abusive organ transplant practices in China — 2018 Since the year 2000 the People’s Republic of China has engaged in state-led efforts to industrialize its system of organ procurement and transplantation. This has involved a variety of intensive efforts to modernize its transplantation system, provide…

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Westminster Roundtable on Forced Organ Harvesting – Dec 2017

Ethan Gutmann’s remarks at the Westminster Roundtable on Forced Organ Harvesting, December 13, 2017 Back when I was a graduate student studying nuclear weapons, in the early 1980s, with Cold War tensions at an all-time high, my advisor, the late Warner Schilling, said to me: “I submit, that you may not recognize the Soviet Union…

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“A Darkly Sinister Accusation” – response to Washington Post article by Ethan Gutmann

“A Darkly Sinister Accusation” by Ethan Gutmann – FOR THE RECORD – Response to “China used to harvest organs from prisoners. Under pressure, that practice is finally ending” by Simon Denyer of the Washington Post (September 14, 2017).     View joint letters and correspondence from the Washington Post here   Back when I was working in…

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COMMUNISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: THE CASE OF CHINA – PARIS

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D The Platform of European Memory and Conscience International Conference Collège des Bernardins and Fondation Napoleon, Paris Communism as articulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century was not instituted in any country until after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and subsequent civil war during which an estimated 8-10…

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POSITION STATEMENT – AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Position Statement on Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism 1.Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) condemns the serious human rights violations from all forms of human trafficking in organs, including the systematic, forced and state-sanctioned organ trafficking from non-consenting persons, especially prisoners and prisoners of conscience. 2.ALHR strongly supports…

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UYGHURS FORCED TO UNDERGO MEDICAL EXAMS, DNA SAMPLING

While Beijing speaks to the West about claimed Chinese transplant reform something very strange is taking place in Northwest China. Xinjiang has the dubious distinction of being China’s favourite testing ground: in the 1960s it was nuclear weapons tests. In the 1990s, it was it was the first province to experiment with live organ harvesting…

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FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA: WHAT CAN WE DO?

Cafe Scientifique Presentation by Prof Wendy Rogers China is the only country in the world with a state-sanctioned programme of harvesting organs from prisoners. Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, will discuss evidence that forced organ harvesting still occurs in China and describe recent efforts by human rights lawyers, citizens and others to stop the…

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SUBMISSION – Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism – Australian Government Inquiry

SUBMISSION by EOP’s Australian Advocacy and Initiatives Committee (AAIC) AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INQUIRY – Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism   VIEW/DOWNLOAD FULL SUBMISSION Submission_Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism   Table of Contents About the Australian Advocacy and Initiatives Committee Executive…

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TRANSPLANT VOLUMES IN CHINA

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to the European Society of Transplantation, Barecelona, Spain David Kilgour and I have been researching, writing, and speaking on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs now for ten years. Ethan Gutmann is a journalist who interviewed us on our work and then did his own. Since David Kilgour and…

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DAVID MATAS SPEAKS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ORGAN DONATION AND PROCUREMENT – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

BY DAVID MATAS Remarks prepared for delivery at the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP), 7 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland Research that I and other have done has led to the conclusion that China has been involved in widespread, prolonged high volume organ transplant abuse which continues to this day. The sources of…

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ETHAN GUTMANN SPEAKS AT BRIEFING IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE, AUSTRALIA

BY ETHAN GUTMANN A briefing via Skype at Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra. While I appreciate your invitation, listening to anyone on Skype can be tedious, so I’ll be brief. Three years ago, I gave testimony in Canberra on how the forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience evolved from a handful of Uyghur political…

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SUBMISSION – THE STATUS OF THE HUMAN RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF – Australian Government Inquiry

SUBMISSION by EOP’s Australian Advocacy and Initiatives Committee (AAIC) AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INQUIRY – Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – The Status of the Human Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief   VIEW/DOWNLOAD FULL SUBMISSION Submission_TheStatusOfTheHumanBeingToFreedomOfReligionOrBelief_2017   Executive Summary The AAIC is grateful for the opportunity to make this submission and…

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THE PARTY AND THE PROFESSION: ORGAN TRANSPLANT ABUSE IN CHINA

BY DAVID MATAS An analysis of the current situation – 2017 Prague The Chinese Communist Party for years has been killing en masse prisoners of conscience for their organs.  The evidence in support of this crime is detailed, consistent, verifiable, corroborated and unrefuted. Most of the information on which the conclusions are based comes directly…

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SURGEON TESTIFIES – HOUSES OF ORIEACHTAS, IRELAND

Enver Tohti Bughda is a Chinese surgeon who performed an organ harvesting operation in the 1990s gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence – Houses of Orieachtas, Dublin, Ireland. (scroll down to view video footage of the testimony) Ladies and gentlemen: Thank you very much for this opportunity to…

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COMMUNISM & FALUN GONG: A CLASH OF IDENTITIES – IAFOR 2017

BY DAVID MATAS International Academic Forum, 5 July 2017, Brighton UK Why are an innocent harmless group of people, practitioners of the exercises Falun Gong, being killed in China for their organs? There is something basic to the identities of both the Chinese Communist Party and Falun Gong which has led to this tragedy. We…

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PUBLIC STATEMENT ON FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA – RAOUL WALLENBERG CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The following is Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ public statement on forced organ harvesting in China — 2017 The state-sanctioned organ pillaging particularly targeting the most vulnerable group in China, and especially singling out the Falun Gong is a standing assault on human rights, the Rule of Law, and China’s international treaty obligations. In a word,…

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SCREENINGS OF HARD TO BELIEVE / HUMAN HARVEST

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. HARD TO BELIEVE AND HUMAN HARVEST These films have won numerous prizes and continue to be screened in many parts of the world. In Oslo, for example, I was told that there have been to date about 52,000 separate viewings of Human Harvest by Norwegians. Leon Lee of Vancouver devoted…

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HOSTING CHINESE TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

BY DAVID MATAS Chinese transplant professionals and health officials have made an effort to be engaged in international transplant events. Chinese government spokesman Huang Jiefu and others were active participants in The Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong in August 2016 and the Vatican sponsored Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on organ trafficking and transplant…

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IDENTITY AND ADVOCACY: THE KILLING OF FALUN GONG FOR THEIR ORGANS

BY DAVID MATAS A presentation to the International Academic Forum Conference on Identity, 24 March 2017, Kobe Japan Introduction I have been researching, writing and speaking on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs in China now for over ten years. In the effort to combat the killing of Falun Gong for their organs…

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2017 FREEDOM HOUSE REPORT “THE BATTLE FOR CHINA’S SPIRIT” INCLUDES FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING

In the Chapter “The money trail: Expenditures, exploitation, and organ harvesting”, the report states, “It is in the context of dehumanizing propaganda, severe abuse in custody, and economic inducements that the ultimate form of financial exploitation has been reported: the killing of Falun Gong detainees and the extraction of their organs to be sold at…

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ETHAN GUTMANN RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

BY END ORGAN PILLAGING/PRESS RELEASE For investigative journalism and advocacy of a better China, Ethan Gutmann has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004, Gutmann’s book Losing the New China exposed American corporate collusion in the construction of China’s controlled Internet, and contributed to Congress cross-examination of the legal representatives of Yahoo, Microsoft,…

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WORLD FIRST – LIVER INTERNATIONAL RETRACTS CHINESE ARTICLE AND PLACES LIFETIME BAN ON AUTHORS

The Guardian – Medical Journal to Retract Paper Over Concerns Organs Came from Executed Prisoners   Science Magazine – Study Retraction Reignites Concern Over China’s Possible Use of Prisoner Organs   The BMJ – Journal Retracts Chinese Paper Because Transplanted Livers Couldn’t Be Traced   China says it has stopped harvesting organs, but evidence belies…

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VATICAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING SUMMIT MEDIA COVERAGE

    Press coverage Read media reports featuring Vatican Organ Trafficking Summit    BMJ – Vatican faces outcry for inviting Chinese official to organ summit CTV NEWS – Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China on organs harvested from prisoners DAILY MAIL – Vatican row as China invited to organ transplant meet BBC – Vatican defends…

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WATCH VIDEO – MEMBERS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT SPEAK OUT – 7 mins

  Hear comments by EU Parliamentarians in this 8 minute video. Read the full resolution EXCERPT The European Parliament: 1. Expresses its deep concern over the persistent and credible reports of systematic, state‑sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned…

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CHINA, LATVIA AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to a Parliamentary briefing 11 January, 2017, Riga, Latvia There are two requests I would make of the Parliament of Latvia. One is implementation of the European Union Parliament resolution on organ harvesting in China endorsed in December 2013. One component of that resolution, and I quote, “Calls for the EU…

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TRANSNATIONAL CRIME: ORGAN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation at the World Congress on Criminology, New Delhi, India, 17 December, 2016 What I want to discuss is transplant tourism, patients going abroad to buy organs for transplant in a foreign country. In particular, what I intend to address is the situation where transplant tourists go abroad to buy organs procured…

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JAPAN AND TRANSPLANT ABUSE IN CHINA

BY DAVID MATAS The Japanese Diet (Parliament), Dec 1, 2016 The Update David Kilgour and I and Ethan Gutmann had engaged in research which led us independently to come to the conclusion that prisoners of conscience, primarily practitioners of the set of exercises Falun Gong, but also Uighurs, Tibetans and Eastern Lightning House Christians, were…

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WHAT AUSTRALIA CAN DO TO AVOID COMPLICITY IN FOREIGN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to Macquarie University, Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics [CAVE] annual lecture 23 November, 2016 Sydney, Australia Because of shortage of organs, patients in need of transplants wait endlessly and become desperate, spurring transplant tourism. The Government of China has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of…

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EXCERPT FROM DAVID KILGOUR’S SPEECH ON CHINA – INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

by David Kilgour Speech given at the International Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Japan and the Institute for Peace Policies (IPP). Keio Plaza Hotel. Tokyo, 16 Nov 2016 A fairly recent Nanos opinion survey across Canada indicated that 76 per cent of Canadians distrust the government in Beijing. I wonder what a similar…

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2016 — CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA ANNUAL REPORT

Excerpts relating to organ harvesting in China: Huang Jiefu, a senior Chinese health official, announced in late 2014 that harvesting organs from executed prisoners would completely cease on January 1, 2015, but he later characterized death row prisoners as citizens who were eligible to give consent to organ donation. In November 2015, Huang again affirmed the…

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DAVID MATAS SPEAKS AT HK GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS

By DAVID MATAS Speech at rally at Hong Kong Government headquarters 21 August, 2016 I have a question to ask the Government of China: Where do you get your organs for transplants? You are by far the world leader in organ transplants by volume. According to an update David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released…

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DAVID MATAS SPEAKS AT HK TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY CONGRESS

By DAVID MATAS David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released in June an update to our previous work on transplant abuse in China by looking at transplant volumes.  Our update is posted on our joint website, endorganpillaging.org.  The report is 680 pages and has almost 2,400 footnotes.  Trying to summarize such a report in just…

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FILM CHALLENGING CHINA’S ORGAN PILLAGING PREMIERES IN U.K.

BY EPOCH TIMES LONDON—Chinese-born Canadian actress Anastasia Lin is high on China’s most-wanted list. After being crowned Miss World Canada in 2015, instead of pursuing a glamorous life as a beauty queen, she chose to speak out about the human rights abuses in her native country. On Sept. 6, she was invited to Westminster for…

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ENDING ORGAN TOURISM TO CHINA —BY DAVID KILGOUR

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. 17-23 August, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosting Congress In 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers seemingly bizarre but persistent claims of organ pillaging/trafficking from Falun Gong practitioners. We released two…

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CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS REBEL TRANSPLANT CONFERENCE HELD IN HONG KONG

BY MATTHEW ROBERTSON, EPOCH TIMES HONG KONG—On the penultimate day of The Transplantation Society’s premier industry congress at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, a smaller conference with a slightly different focus was held by Epoch Times Hong Kong a short distance away. The Epoch Times Hong Kong event, which ran for slightly over…

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ETHAN GUTMANN ON ABC NEWS RADIO

BY ABC NEWS >> LISTEN TO INTERVIEW MARK COLVIN: Does China kill prisoners to order for the trade in organ transplants? Six weeks ago the US House of Representatives passed a motion of concern about “persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience”. There have been reports of the…

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DESPITE INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION, TRANSPLANT CONGRESS HONORS A MURDERER

BY DAFOH Despite international condemnation of forced organ harvesting, transplant congress in Hong Kong honors China’s transplant mastermind. Doctors call upon The Transplantation Society to first demand full disclosure and transparency on organ procurement violations before welcoming China’s transplant authorities. WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), a leading medical…

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BRINGING TO JUSTICE THOSE WHO KILL FALUN GONG FOR THEIR ORGANS

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to the European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, 5 July, 2016, Brighton UK This conference raises the questions, “what is justice and why do we seek it?” The answers to these questions depend on context. In determining what constitutes justice, one size does not fit all. I approach these questions…

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GLOBAL MEDIA OUTLETS FEATURE NEW CHINA TRANSPLANT STATISTICS

An unprecedented new report by a team of relentless investigators was published on June 22, 2016. The basis of the report is a meticulous examination of the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China, drawing on media reports, official propaganda, medical journals, hospital websites and a vast amount of deleted websites found in archive. It…

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DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

NOTES FOR REMARKS ON NEW UPDATE ON ‘BLOODY HARVEST’ AND ‘THE SLAUGHTER’ Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. European Parliament, Brussels 29 June, 2016 For at least 15 years across China, there has been regime-sanctioned pillaging and trafficking in the vital organs of prisoners of conscience—overwhelmingly from practitioners of Falun Gong, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs and house…

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ORGAN HARVESTING: AN EXAMINATION OF A BRUTAL PRACTICE

BY ETHAN GUTMANN, AUTHOR OF THE SLAUGHTER Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats 2:00 pm, June 23, 2016 in Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building: “Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal Practice” ► WATCH WEBCAST…

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AN UPDATE TO RESEARCH ON ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA

At 2 p.m. June 22 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour, investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann and Canadian human rights attorney David Matas will release a detailed and comprehensive report on China’s organ transplantation industry, dealing specifically with the use of prisoners of conscience as a profitable…

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US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES LEGISLATION CONDEMNING ORGAN HARVESTING

BY THE EPOCH TIMES A decade after evidence emerged of one of the gravest and most extraordinary human rights violations today, the United States House of Representatives has added its voice to the chorus of censure. H.Res 343, an item of legislation that expresses concern by the House of Representatives on “persistent and credible reports…

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Governance and Corruption

BY DAVID KILGOUR Second Annual Anti-Corruption Symposium of Canadians for Accountability in partnership. University of Ottawa 7 May 2016 The respected international NGO Transparency International (TI), which confronts corruption worldwide, is correct that none anywhere should be above the law or abuse voter-entrusted power for private gain. Corruption poses a threat to democracies and the…

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USCIRF 2016 report: ‘Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners are particularly targeted for organ harvesting.’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) just released their 2016 report. In its China chapter, it states that, “Based on statements from Chinese health officials, the long-standing practice of harvesting organs from prisoners was to end on January 1, 2015. However, many human rights advocates believe the practice continues. Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners…

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Former MP David Kilgour Returns to Edmonton for Screening of ‘Human Harvest’

BY EPOCH TIMES The last few days of April were busy ones for David Kilgour, the now-retired longtime Edmonton MP and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific. He had come to Edmonton for the screening of the documentary “Human Harvest,” an award-winning Canadian film that delves into the issue of state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from…

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Ethical standards and Chinese organ transplant abuse

]BY DAVID MATAS Revised remarks for a presentation to the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 15 April, 2016 Going through all relevant evidence to come to an informed conclusion on organ transplant abuse in China is a time consuming task and it is unrealistic to expect everyone interested…

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Two Davids & Goliath – David Matas & David Kilgour Speak at TEDx

David Matas & David Kilgour on “Two Davids & Goliath” at TEDxMünchen 2015 David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, past chair of the Latin America and Caribbean policy working group of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian International Council, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of…

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Organ Pillaging in China —A ‘Horror Story’

BY VISION TIMES “This is something out of a horror story,” said U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, in reference to reports of forced organ harvesting against prisoners of conscience in China. “Organ transplants save lives every single day, but non-consensual organ harvesting represents a gross violation of human rights,”…

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FALUN DAFA TARGETED FOR ORGAN HARVESTING

BY DAVID KILGOUR Falun Dafa—more popularly now known as Falun Gong in about 130 countries worldwide—is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice. It combines the art of meditation with qigong exercises, while focusing on principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”. It was introduced in northeast China in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi, a public servant, who…

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Son of Chinese Revolutionary: Punish officials responsible for live organ harvesting

BY EPOCH TIMES If Chinese regime leader Xi Jinping wishes to set China on the path of democratic reform while in office, he must earn the support and trust of the Chinese people, urges Xi’s childhood friend. The first step Xi should take on this path is the amicable settling of two outstanding human rights…

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Hope That China Will Stop Killing Prisoners for Organs Is a Dream

BY EPOCH TIMES A recent medical report by medical experts shows a conflict between organ transplantation practices in China and the West. The report states concerns that “organs from executed prisoners are still being used for transplantation in China,” while many medical professionals believe that the practice has stopped. So where does the truth lie? The…

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Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee Supports US Condemnation of Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES Last year, approximately 20,000 people from U.S. Congressional District 39 in California signed a petition to support a house resolution condemning forced organ harvesting in China. This district is represented by Ed Royce, who also chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Currently 142 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle…

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Film Exposing Forced Organ Harvesting in China Wins UK Award

BY EPOCH TIMES LONDON—A documentary about the killing of tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience for their organs has won the 2015 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) award for best international investigative documentary. It follows the film’s receipt of aprestigious Peabody award earlier this year. On winning the most recent award, director Leon…

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UN Torture Committee Puts China Human Rights Abuses Under Spotlight

BY LARRY ONG, EPOCH TIMES For the next month China will be coming under the microscope of a United Nations committee of experts, who will evaluate whether the communist nation has done anything to prevent the widespread use of torture in its detention facilities. A battery of reports submitted by human rights groups on the…

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ABC Radio National Report: ‘Hard To Believe’ the Movie

BY RADIO NATIONAL via HARDTOBELIEVEMOVIE.COM Radio National lately interviewed Professor Katrina Bramstedt of Bond University, a transplant ethicist and participant in Hard To Believe. The transcript of her interview is presented here and the full recording can be found on Radio National website. Andrew West: As Australia prepares to step up business with China after…

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THE PARTY’S TESTING GROUND: Recent Trends in Chinese Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience

BY ETHAN GUTMANN “Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights” Conference. European Parliament, Brussels, October 22, 2015 My objective today is to present some important new evidence about state-controlled organ harvesting of political and religious dissidents in China. I’ll begin with a brief review of what we know. Then, I’ll contrast that with how the Chinese Communist…

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Transparency of organ donations: The case of China

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement conference, Seoul, Korea 18 October, 2015 Introduction The World Health Organization Guiding Principle 1 of the Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation requires consent from the donor to organ removal for the purpose of transplantation. Guiding Principle 10 requires traceability…

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Organ Transplant Abuse in China: What Is Korea to Do?

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Association for Ethical Transplants public forum, City Hall, Seoul, Korea, 16 October, 2015 The Government of China, by its own admission, has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of international ethics. Research that David Kilgour and I have done has concluded that these prisoners…

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Cotler Hopes New Parliament Will Enact Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

BY EPOCH TIMES Prominent Liberal MP not seeking re-election, hopes other MPs will carry his private member’s bill Veteran MP Irwin Cotler has decided not to seek re-election this time around, but the distinguished law professor and seasoned politician hopes others will pick up the reins of one of his most passionate human rights causes.…

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CHINA’S SEMANTIC TRICK WITH PRISONER ORGANS

BY KIRK C ALLISON, NORBERT W PAUL, MICHAEL E SHAPIRO, CHARL ELS, AND HUIGE LI. On 3 December 2014, the director of the China Organ Donation Committee and former vice-minister of health, Huang Jiefu, announced that China would cease using death-row prisoners’ organs for transplantation after January 2015. Since then, many medical professionals and international…

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Documentary Asks: What’s So Hard to Believe About China Harvesting the Organs of Living People?

BY EPOCH TIMES It is difficult to secure a human heart for transplantation. The donor is usually brain dead and on life support, and the donor and recipient must share matching blood and tissue types to prevent rejection. So Jacob Lavee, a heart transplant surgeon at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University,  found it hard…

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New PBS documentary on China’s state sponsored live organ pillaging.

BY THE DAILY BEAST A new PBS documentary examines claims that China collects organs from live and dead prisoners to traffic on its massive black market. You may have seen them handing out flyers in small groups on city streets. Their hands moving in the slow-motion style of Tai Chi, silently protesting at their 13-year,…

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The One Question Xi Jinping Doesn’t Want to Answer on His First Visit to the US

BY DAFOH Washington, Sept. 24, 2015 — Will Xi Jinping end the ongoing forced organ harvesting of the Falun Gong, the Christians, Catholics, Tibetans and other religious and minority groups in China? Pope Francis described the trade in organs a crime against humanity, calling for an end of the immoral practice. Xi Jinping is in…

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A European Union investigation into transplant abuse in China

BY DAVID MATAS European Parliament briefing, Brussels, 16 September, 2015 Introduction The European Parliament passed a resolution in December 2013 on organ harvesting in China. That resolution, amongst other provisions, called for a full and transparent investigation by the European Union into organ transplant practices in China. To date no such investigation has been done…

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The Anatomy of Mass Murder: China’s Unfinished Harvest of Prisoners of Conscience

BY ETHAN GUTANN Congressional-Executive Commission on China —September 18, 2015 Thank you. In order to piece together the story of how mass organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience evolved in China, I spoke with medical professionals, Chinese law enforcement, and over 100 refugees. My interviews began in 2006. My book, The Slaughter, was published last…

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Urging China’s President Xi To Stop State-Sponsored Human Rights Abuses

BY CECC Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 210 Washington, DC 20515 | Friday, September 18, 2015 – 2:00pm-4:00pm EST As President Obama prepares to host Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) will hold a hearing to examine the critical human rights and rule of law issues that…

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Selling the Human Body: Piece by Piece

BY EPOCH TIMES — An interview with Dr. Robert Hickey Dr. Robert Hickey is a retired clinical psychologist who specialized in addiction medicine. He directed substance abuse treatment programs at two medical schools and served as the president and CEO of a behavioral health management firm before retiring due being diagnosed with kidney cancer. He…

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Chinese Government Accused of Bullying Politicians Over Organ Conference

BY EPOCH TIMES SYDNEY—Members of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia were ordered by a Chinese diplomat not to attend a briefing on unethical organ trafficking on Aug. 11, leading David Shoebridge, a member of the Greens party in the NSW parliament, to declare it “an extraordinary and inappropriate intervention in Australian domestic…

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Global Transplant Doctors Set to Endorse China’s System That Still Kills Prisoners for Organs

BY EPOCH TIMES Some of the most prestigious and reputable medical groups in the world are about to give their stamp of approval to an organ transplantation system that, critics argue, still allows the use of vital organs harvested from prisoners. The Transplantation Society, the World Health Organization, and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group…

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Rights Groups Petition United Nations to Take Action to End Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES During the 29th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, on June 15, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein pledged to defend the world’s downtrodden and disenfranchised “without fear or favor” regardless of the victim or perpetrator’s identity and credentials. And on Monday, four leading international rights groups…

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Organ Harvesting in China: Hard to Believe, but It’s Happening

BY VISION TIMES When I initially heard that the Chinese state was killing large numbers of prisoners of conscience for their bodily organs, I was like most people—I was in a state of disbelief.   The idea of innocent people being butchered to supply a lucrative illegal organ transplant industry was a crime too horrific…

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New Documentary “Hard to Believe” Probes Transplant Crimes Before World Transplant Congress in HK

BY DIGITAL JOURNAL A serious documentary investigation into the recent mass murder of prisoners of conscience through organ transplantation in China will be released in the U.S. late 2015⸺less than one year before the World Transplant Congress is to be held in Hong Kong, China next August. “The timing is significant,” says Ethan Gutmann, author…

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David Matas speaks at International Academy of Law & Mental Health Congress

BY DAVID MATAS — International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress, Vienna, Austria Before I launch directly into the topic of my talk, I want to say a bit about our location, Sigmund Freud University, in Vienna. Over the centuries, the Jewish community diaspora in Europe was the victim of discrimination, not just in…

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David Matas talks Chinese organ harvesting at Perth victim symposium

BY PERTHNOW Western Australia’s politicians and business leaders are being called on to help stop the mass slaughter of China’s political prisoners for organ harvesting. Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas will talk at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday. Mr Matas is…

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China ‘harvesting Falun Gong prisoners’ organs’

BY THE AUSTRALIAN Chinese officials continue to harvest organs from imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners as they lie on operating tables with little pain relief, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas will tell a conference in Perth today. Mr Matas, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 in recognition of his joint ­investigation…

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Transplant Profession Standards as a Source of International Law

by David Matas Conference of ANZSIL – Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law – Wellington New Zealand Background A woman with the pseudonym Annie in March 2006 made a public statement in Washington DC that her ex-husband had been harvesting the corneas of practitioners of Falun Gong for transplants sold to foreigners at…

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US Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

By Epoch Times Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote, H.Res.343 would be the first time that the U.S. Congress has publicly addressed this particular abuse in China, which researchers have characterized as one of the country’s&hellip