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

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

CHINA’S SEMANTIC TRICK WITH PRISONER ORGANS

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

SARS Whistleblower Exposes Organ Harvesting by Chinese Military

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times The Chinese doctor who made world headlines in 2003 by exposing the coverup of the deadly disease Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, has now come forth to expose another of China’s dark secrets: the involvement of Chinese military hospitals in harvesting organs from prisoners—sometimes while the victims are still…

Senate Bill: Italy Censures China Organ Pillaging

By Vincenzo Cassano, Epoch Times The Italian Senate has approved a bill that would introduce harsh penalties against individuals who knowingly traffic in human organs. In their discussion of the proposal before the vote, senators focused their outrage on China’s organ transplantation system, which they said has lead to the organized murder of tens of…

Organ Pillaging Discussions in Prague Senat

BY THE EPOCH TIMES PRAGUE—At a week-long international festival against totalitarianism that concluded in the Czech capital on Feb. 27, attendees commemorated the struggles of victims living under past and present regimes. This year, two prominent guests, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, were invited to the…

Canadian MP Takes a Stand Against China Organ Pillaging

OTTAWA—Liberal MP and former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler rose in the House of Commons on Feb. 19 to give voice to demands that the Chinese regime end its practice of killing prisoners of conscience and harvesting their organs. Cotler, the Liberal Party’s critic for rights and freedoms and international justice, tabled six petitions on…

Working with China: U.S. needs to push back against China’s growing dominance

By David Kilgour | David vs. David Diplomats, politicians and business leaders sometimes overlook that China is its peoples, cultures and history far more than its unelected government. The criticisms many of us at home and abroad make are of the party-state governance, not the long-suffering citizens. Mao remains the overarching governance icon. Jung Chang and…

White House Responds to Organ Harvesting Petition, Skirting Around Substance

BY THE EPOCH TIMES The White House responded recently to a petition about a grave topic—harvesting of organs of prisoners of conscience in China. But the response that came two years after the petition was lodged, failed entirely to address the key issue of concern, and, say doctors and researchers who supported the petition, took…

White House Responds to Petition on Organ Harvesting in China

BY THE EPOCH TIMES Late on a Friday afternoon the White House responded to a petition submitted to their “We the People” site about 3 years ago that called for investigating and publicly condemning organ harvesting from Falun Gong believers in China. The White House should be praised for publicly condemning the organ harvesting from…

Double Speak Governs China’s Transplant Policy

BY EPOCH TIMES “What everyone wants to know about your announcement is the extent of its limitation of prisoner organs,” asked the host of China Central Television, China’s flagship propaganda television station, of Huang Jiefu, the country’s top transplantation official, in an attitude of faux-earnestness. In December Huang had made a remarkable announcement: that organs…

Data Shows 865 Institutes Involved With Live Organ Harvesting in China

by Ben Grinberg, Vision Times Thee Chinese government makes no secret of its use of organs from non-willing inmates on death row, but did you know it’s secretly been getting organs from living victims too, and the majority of them are prisoners of conscience? The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) just…