Amnesty Urges the Australian Government to Raise Forced Organ Harvesting During Premier Li Quang Visit

“李强 Li Qiang 20230313 01” by China News Service is licensed under CC BY 3.0. “Parliament House, Canberra, Australia (November 2010)” by OzMark17 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.   Amnesty Urges the Australian Government to Raise Forced Organ Harvesting During Premier Li Quang Visit   In light of Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit to Australia, Amnesty International has urged the Australian…

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Statement of Support from the Coalition Against Global Genocide

Statement of Support from the Coalition Against Global Genocide   Click HERE to view the original statement   The Coalition Against Global Genocide unequivocally supports the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) in their efforts to combat the horrific practices of forced organ harvesting and transplant abuse. The reports and testimonies detailing…

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Fighting China’s Billion-Dollar Forced Organ Harvesting Trade

Fighting China’s Billion-Dollar Forced Organ Harvesting Trade Republished from the Freedom United website   SIGN THE PETITION   China’s illicit forced organ harvesting industry, valued at a staggering $1 billion annually, targets ethnic and religious minorities, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims, Christians, and Falun Gong practitioners. This abhorrent trade has drawn condemnation from U.S. lawmakers across…

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Webinar – Forced Organ Harvesting: What’s Happening, Complicity Risks, What to Do?

Webinar – Forced Organ Harvesting: What’s Happening, Complicity Risks, What to Do? Co-presented by: The Canadian Forensic Nurses Association (CFNA), the Academic of Forensic Nurses (AFN), Nurses Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China (NAFOH), Global Rights Compliance (GRC) and the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).   April 12th, 2024: The Canadian…

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US CECC 2023 Annual Report Urges for Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act to be Passed

US CECC 2023 Annual Report Urges for Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act to be Passed   The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has issued the 2023 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China. The report includes recommendations for congressional action pertaining to the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act.  …

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CECC Letter to Blinken Urging Use of State Department Rewards Program for Individuals Complicit in FOH

CECC Letter to Blinken Urging Use of State Department Rewards Program for Individuals Complicit in Forced Organ Harvesting   May 3, 2024: The bipartisan and bicameral group of Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) commissioners sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, urging use of the U.S. Statement Department rewards programs to seek…

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Open Joint Letter of Concern to EU High Representative, Josep Borrell

End EU ‘complicity’ in China Organ Abuse, Say Rights Groups   In an open letter to the European Union’s (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, human rights organisations have urged Josep Borrell to ‘protect EU citizens and institutions from complicity’ in China’s state-sanctioned practice of forced organ harvesting.   Click HERE to read…

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Public Letter to UK Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary – Support for the Genocide Determination Bill 2023-24

Image: “Holocaust Memorial” by yigitozan is licensed under CC BY 2.0.   Public Letter to UK Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary – Support for Genocide Determination Bill 2023-24   15 April 2024: A public letter was sent to the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and Foreign Secretary, Lord David Cameron, in respect of the Genocide Determination Bill 2023-24…

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Idaho Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Organ Transplants from China

Idaho Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Organ Transplants from China   The state of Idaho has passed a bill aiming to discourage residents from seeking organ transplants in China, following similar legislation already passed in Texas and Utah.   The bill (HO670) seeks to prohibit health insurers from covering an organ transplant or post-transplant…

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CECC Hearing: Stopping the Crime of Organ Harvesting—What More Must Be Done?

Image: CECC website CECC Hearing: Stopping the Crime of Organ Harvesting—What More Must Be Done?   March 20, 2024: The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), created by Congress with legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, held a hearing to “evaluate the evidence of organ harvesting…

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Oxford University Held Training Sessions Attended by Chinese Doctors Accused of Harvesting Organs

Image: Screenshot via ESOT website Oxford University Held Training Sessions Attended by Chinese Doctors Accused of Harvesting Organs   A Telegraph investigation by senior journalist Henry Bodkin exposes concerns over an Oxford University transplant training program. Excerpts below.   Access the full article HERE   Excerpts from the article: “Oxford University organised training programmes attended…

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ETAC Australia: Submission to the Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023

ETAC Australia: Submission to the Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023   The Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023 seeks to “better inform the Commonwealth of Australia about persons entering Australia who have received an organ transplant and to enable certain relevant…

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US Govt. CECC Hearing: The PRC’s Universal Periodic Review and the Real State of Human Rights in China

Photo: Rushan Abbas (Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs) delivering a testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Screenshot via CECC YouTube video   US Govt. CECC Hearing: The PRC’s Universal Periodic Review and the Real State of Human Rights in China     February 1st, 2024: The Congressional-Executive Commision (CECC)…

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House Speaker Mike Johnson Calls Out China’s Organ Harvesting

Photo: IRF Summit 2024 / Screenshot via NTD House Speaker Mike Johnson Calls Out Against China’s Organ Harvesting   From The Epoch Times: WASHINGTON—House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Jan. 31 highlighted concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s forced organ harvesting of faith adherents, identifying the regime as among “some of the most repressive in…

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107 Experts & Organisations Call for Action Regarding China’s Denial of Human Rights

107 Experts & Organisations Call for Action Regarding China’s Denial of Human Rights   China has been listed in the upcoming 2024 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to undergo peer-review by other UN Member States of its human rights records. An open joint letter initiated by the Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) seeks to “call…

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Joint NGO Letter Urges US Senate to Pass the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act

Joint NGO Letter Urges US Senate to Pass the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act   Click HERE to view the original letter.   The Honorable Ben Cardin Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee 509 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable James Risch Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee 483 Russell Senate Office…

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59 Organisations Urge Biden to Prioritise Human Rights When Meeting Xi Jinping

59 Organisations Urge Biden to Prioritise Human Rights When Meeting Xi Jinping   ETAC has joined 58 organisations in signing a letter to U.S. President Biden, urging priority in his discussions with Chinese leader Xi Jingping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit about the concerning lack of concrete human rights improvements.   Click HERE to…

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Professor Irwin Cotler Receives Prestigious Lantos Human Rights Prize

Photo: Emily Chastain Professor Irwin Cotler Receives Prestigious Lantos Human Rights Prize   Professor Irwin Cotler is a member of the ETAC International Advisory Committee. ETAC congratulates Professor Cotler on this prestigious award and we thank him for his ongoing support. October 2023: Professor Irwin Cotler has been honoured with the 2023 Lantos Foundation Human…

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‘Do No Harm’ Presented at Human Trafficking Conference

‘Do No Harm’ Presented at Human Trafficking Conference By Eleanor Stephenson (Legal and Communications Manager)     This video was hosted by the International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference. Since 2004, The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference has been bringing together researchers, practitioners, and individuals with lived experience in an effort to…

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Genocide in the Media: Reporting Variations – Remarks by David Matas

Genocide in the Media: Reporting Variations (Remarks prepared for an International Academic Forum conference on arts, media and culture, Kyoto, Japan, October, 2023) By David Matas   Click HERE to view the virtual presentation on the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Vimeo channel.   Mass killings of innocents based on their identity characteristics are sometimes well…

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Watch: The Chilling Implications of Mass DNA Testing in Tibet – Ethan Gutmann & Kate Saunders

  Uncovering Organ Harvesting in China – and the Chilling Implications of Mass DNA Testing in Tibet A Conversation with Ethan Gutmann – Kate Saunders, the Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA). SCROLL DOWN TO VIDEO US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on May 9: “We’re concerned by reports of the spread of mass DNA…

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New Report – Under the Radar: US Interactions with China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Industry

Under the Radar: U.S. Interactions with China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Industry by Sharon Howard PhD   DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE FULL REPORT HERE   The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) has published a report on US medical interactions with Chinese transplant institutions. The purpose of the investigation, authored by Sharon…

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US Republican Reps Urge Blinken: Act Against the CCP’s Organ Harvesting

US Republican Reps Urge Blinken: Act Against the CCP’s Organ Harvesting   Jun 29 2023: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (Florida-02) and Congresswoman Michelle Steel (California-45) has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing deep concern regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s forced organ harvesting of wrongfully detained minorities—including Falun…

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New Bill Introduced: Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures)

Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023   22nd June 2023: Senator Dean Smith (Western Australia) introduced the Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023; a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.   “The amendments proposed in the Migration…

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ETAC Australia Commends the Australian Government for Modern Slavery Act Recommendation

ETAC Australia Commends the Australian Government for Modern Slavery Act Recommendation   ETAC Australia commends the Australian Government for accepting a recommendation made in our submission on the statutory review of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)   ETAC’s submission recommended at paragraph 69 that the Modern Slavery Guidance document “be amended to include organ trafficking as…

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ISHLT 2023: Forced Organ Procurement in China

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2023: Forced Organ Procurement in China   19 – 22 April, Denver USA: The 43rd International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions took place this year, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of ISHLT while encouraging cross-collaboration among its Professional Communities. The program showcases…

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United States Bill to Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Passed in the House

United States Bill to Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Passed in the House   Click HERE for the latest press release. This is an update to the previous release.   Washington, March 27th, 2023: The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed (413-2) legislation—HR 1154—authored by Rep. Chris Smith, Co-Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, to combat…

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Report on Ethical Considerations and Breaches in Organ Harvesting Practices

Human Organ Supply: Report on Ethical Considerations and Breaches in Organ Harvesting Practices   Click HERE for the full report.   March 22, 2023: The New York City Bar Association has published a report on organ harvesting considerations, including forced organ harvesting in China and other ethical issues with organ donation. The report acknowledges the…

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Cotton, Coons, Colleagues Introduce Bill in US Senate to Hold China Accountable for Forced Organ Harvesting

Cotton, Coons, Colleagues Introduce Bill in US Senate to Hold China Accountable for Forced Organ Harvesting   Read the Press Release HERE and the Bill HERE   March 09, 2023: Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) today introduced the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act to combat the unethical and criminal practice of…

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Legislation to Combat the CCP’s Ghoulish Industry of Stealing People’s Organs Clears Major Hurdle in US Congress

ETAC welcomes the progress of the bipartisan Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Bill in the United States. Below is the press release issued by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) about the bill. The latest version of this release may be viewed at:  https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=411235 WASHINGTON—Bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on…

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The CCP’s Weaponizing of Organ Genocide Against the Unwanted – Remarks by David Matas

The Communist Chinese Party’s Weaponizing of Organ Genocide Against the Unwanted (Remarks prepared for a webinar hosted by the Committee for the Present Danger: China January 5, 2023) by David Matas   Click HERE to watch the webinar on the Committee for the Present Danger: China website.   The evidence of the mass killing of…

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Australia, New Zealand and Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas

Australia, New Zealand and Transplant Abuse in China (Revised remarks prepared for a Parliamentary briefing in Canberra, November 23, 2022, and Adelaide, South Australia November 29, 2022 and a public forum in Auckland, New Zealand, December 1, 2022)   by David Matas 21 December 2022   I. Introduction    One reason, though far from the only,…

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Organ Transplant Abuse in China and Legal Responses – Remarks by David Matas, Gold Coast, Australia

Organ Transplant Abuse in China and Legal Responses (Remarks prepared for delivery to the World Congress for Medical Law, Gold Coast, Australia, December 7th, 2022) by David Matas   The Congress theme for the papers presented today is medicine and technology. The technology I wish to address is the technology of organ transplantation.    The…

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Acting Against Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas, Canberra, Australia

Acting Against Transplant Abuse in China (Remarks prepared for a Parliamentary briefing Canberra, Australia November 23, 2022)   by David Matas   Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you today about transplant abuse in China.  I have been working on this issue now for more than sixteen years, and have met before…

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Jiang Zemin – Leader of the Mass Killing of Innocents by David Matas

Jiang Zemin – Leader of the Mass Killing of Innocents by David Matas Originally published in the Epoch Times – https://www.theepochtimes.com/jiang-zemin-leader-in-the-mass-killing-of-innocents_4896232.html  The death of Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), reminds us of the instrumental role he played in the mass killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs. That mass killing wouldn’t…

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Former CCP Leader Jiang Zemin Who First Issued the Order to Harvest Organs from Falun Gong Practitioners, Dies

Former Chinese Communist Party Leader Jiang Zemin Who First Issued the Order to Harvest Organs from Falun Gong Practitioners, Dies Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who is responsible for launching the brutal persecution against people who practice Falun Gong (Buddhist Qigong), has died. He was 96. Jiang Zemin, was the communist regime’s top leader from…

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CECC 2022 Annual Report Includes Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) 2022 Annual Report Includes Forced Organ Harvesting in China   November 14th 2022 (WASHINGTON, DC): U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan and bicameral CECC, issued the Commission’s 2022 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments…

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New Amendment to Procurement Bill Moved in the UK House of Lords – Combatting Forced Organ Harvesting

New Amendment to Procurement Bill Moved in the UK House of Lords – Combatting Forced Organ Harvesting   Procurement Bill – House of Lords committee stage amendment on forced organ harvesting. The amendment would block U.K. public contracts with companies that could be complicit in facilitating forced organ harvesting.   “[The] amendment is designed to…

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Innovation and Value: Organ Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas

Innovation and Value: Organ Transplant Abuse in China (Remarks prepared for an International Academic Forum conference on arts, media and culture, Kyoto, Japan, October 20, 2022) By David Matas   This paper is intended as a contribution to the International Academic Forum Innovation and Value Initiative. The approach of the Initiative, as described on the…

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JHLT Article: Transplant Ethics and Forced Organ Harvesting

Perspective Article published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Transplant Ethics and Forced Organ Harvesting   Click HERE to read the full article   In this Perspective article, the authors comment on the recent statement from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) regarding transplant ethics. The article concludes that this…

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Global Accountability Network Report Includes Forced Organ Harvesting “A Multi-Generational Effort to Eliminate the Uyghurs: An Ongoing Genocide”

The Global Accountability Network’s Pacific Rim Accountability Project have just released an extensive white paper on the Uyghur situation in China. Titled A Multi-Generational Effort to Eliminate the Uyghurs: An Ongoing Genocide the paper draws attention to crimes committed against the Uyghur population in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, including forced organ harvesting. View and download the full…

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International Association of Bioethics (IAB) 2022 Award for Bioethics Service in the Face of Challenges Awarded to Prof. Wendy Rogers

ETAC would like to congratulate Professor Wendy Rogers on receiving the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) 2022 Award for Bioethics Service in the Face of Challenges. Wendy is Chair of ETAC’s International Advisory Committee and has worked tirelessly to investigate and expose the forced organ harvesting atrocities happening in China today. (Scroll down to watch…

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Killing Prisoners for Transplants: Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Killing prisoners for transplants: Forced organ harvesting in China The Conversation   Click HERE to read full article on The Conversation website AUTHORS: Dr Ali Iqbal, Transplant Nephrologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University                     Dr Aliya Khan, Clinical professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University Organ…

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International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Issues Policy Regarding Transplant Abuse in China

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Issues Policy Regarding Transplant Abuse in China   Click HERE to read the full policy statement The ISHLT Policy Statement can also be found on their Standards & Guidelines section.   The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) issued a policy regarding transplant ethics and transplant…

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WATCH: Roundtable Discussion – Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting

Roundtable Discussion: Forced Organ Harvesting from Living People – Past, Present, Future   June 9th, 2022: A roundtable discussion on forced organ harvesting was held by Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting. During the discussion, Professor Martin Elliott commented that the recent Advisory published by Global Rights Compliance provides important guidance for medical institutions to take…

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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 The American Journal of Transplantation    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…

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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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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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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 Swoop Films

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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Canadian Transplant Ethics – Remarks by David Matas

Canadian Transplant Ethics (Remarks prepared for delivery at the Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Banff Alberta, May 24, 2019) By David Matas   The Canadian Society of Transplantation and Canadian Society of Nephrology in 2010 developed a policy statement on organ trafficking and transplant tourism.  Its purpose was to establish a unified and consistent approach by…

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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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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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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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