Update on Numbers – Organ Transplants & Sources in China

by David Matas Remarks prepared for a parallel and poster presentation to the World Trade Congress, San Francisco, California, USA, 29 July, 2014) How many organ transplants are there each year in China? What are the sources of these organs? David Kilgour and I, in a report published first in July 2006 and then January…

Flip flopping in China over sourcing organs from prisoners

by David Matas A public lecture at the Galbraith Building, University of Toronto, 28 May 2014 I want in this talk to cover two topics: the evidence of the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; and recent developments in China on this issue. Evidence I am a lawyer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in private practice.…

Forced Organ Harvesting Continues in China, Canadian Lawyer Says

By Epoch Times The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs and selling them to transplant tourists for “huge money” has not abated—that was the grim message imparted at a University of Toronto seminar on May 28. Forced organ harvesting in China was the topic of the seminar, and Winnipeg-based human…

Seminar: Forced Organ Harvesting in China – guest speaker DAVID MATAS

By The Star On Wednesday, 28 May 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Toronto, Ontario David Matas, a Canadian human rights lawyer, will speak about the continuing Chinese practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners of conscience. In China a heart can be purchased and transplanted for about $130,000, a kidney for $62,000. The organs…

Update and next steps: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs

Revised remarks to the European Economic and Social Committee 19 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium by David Matas I want in this talk to cover three topics: the evidence on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; recent developments and next steps to combat organ transplant abuse in China. Evidence I am a lawyer in…

The Italian Parliament and Chinese organ transplant abuse – by David Matas

Presentation to a Senate Human Rights Committee hearing and a Chamber of Deputies briefing session. Italian Parliament 19 December 2013 I wrote a report with David Kilgour in June 2006 which concluded that prisoners of conscience in China, practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong, were being killed for their organs which…

Reaction to a comment from Dr. Jeremy Chapman – by David Matas

Reaction to a comment from Dr. Jeremy Chapman 07 December 2013 Dr. Jeremy Chapman, former president of The Transplantation Society, has been quoted as having made this comment about the killing of Falun Gong for their organs: “I heard your accusations that it was happening. I have seen no evidence of using any executed prisoners other…

Prevention and Cure – by David Matas

Combating organ transplant Abuse in China: New Developments (Remarks prepared for a forum in Taipei, Taiwan, 28 February 2013) David Matas I. Introduction The bulk of organs for transplants in China come from prisoners of conscience, predominantly practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong. That was the conclusion of research in reports…

The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs: Individual Cases – by David Matas

Revised remarks William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh 28 March 2013 The conclusion that practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong have been killed in large numbers for their organs relies on the confluence of a number of evidentiary trails. This evidence does not necessarily identify individual victims. Sometimes I am asked…