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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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

ORGAN HARVESTING: AN EXAMINATION OF A BRUTAL PRACTICE

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

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

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

Hearing at National Assembly for Wales

“One thing that Wales can do is say to its own transplant professionals: No contact with Chinese transplant professionals. Say to Chinese transplant professionals: No access to Welsh transplant professionals until there is acknowledgement, not just accountability in the future, but accountability of the past.” – David Matas Photo: David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann & David…

The Protocol on Trafficking in Persons and Transplant Tourism

by David Matas Prepared for a side event to the Conference of States Parties, Vienna, Austria. Does the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons of the Convention on Transnational Organized Crime encompass transplant tourism?  That is a question I want to address.  My answer to that question is yes.  Getting to that answer though takes some…

Mr Engel Opening Statement on H.Res. 281at Full Committee Markup

By National Journal WASHINGTON, DC-Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a full Committee markup of a resolution expressing concern over reports of state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China (H.Res. 281). “Chairman, thank you for holding this important markup…” “I also support H.Res. 281,…

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…

Issue of China’s Forced Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Raised at UNHRC

By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times | March 31, 2014 The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs was raised before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva recently by the Vancouver-based Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada. Speaking at a session reviewing the UNHRC’s report on China’s human rights record, Vani Selvarajah of Lawyer’s…

European Committee Blasts Forced Organ Harvesting in China

NTDTV – Mar 22, 2014 A high profile conference was held in Brussels on Tuesday for the representatives of the civil society, European Parliament, NGOs, doctors and lawyers on organ harvesting in China. “Scandalous and unacceptable” — that is what the European Social and Economic Committee is calling the practice of organ harvesting from live…

David Kilgour’s speech to the Knesset of Israel

17 February, 2014 Honourable members of the Knesset, Permit me to thank you for the welcome given to the recent delegation from Canada.  The visit and our prime minister’s address to the Knesset were widely reported across our country. Permit me to repeat four excerpts from the speech: “Canada supports Israel fundamentally because it is…

Testimony of Ethan Gutmann – “Human Rights in China”

House International Relations Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 10:30 A.M. 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Mr. Chairman, thank you for inviting me to make a contribution to the Committee’s profoundly important work. Approximately two months ago, your Committee heard representatives of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Cisco…