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…

In China, Harvesting Organs Is Government Policy

MEP Niccolò Rinaldi is a member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament. Organ trafficking is one of the most important issues government agencies and human rights organizations are fighting on an international scale due to the international criminal networks which profit from the sale of human organs. One of the tragedies of…

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…

History on View in Strasbourg: MEPs Speak for Resolution Condemning Organ Harvesting in China (+Video)

By Stephen Gregory, Epoch Times | December 14, 2013 The European Parliament meeting in Strasbourg, France on Dec. 12 passed a resolution that condemns the practice of forced organ harvesting in China. This video shows a selection of European Parliament members speaking in the debate in support of the resolution. The resolution received broad-based support from five different political groups. Parliament members…

European Parliament Passes Resolution Opposing Forced Organ Harvesting in China

The European Parliament has put the People’s Republic of China on notice that its practice of forced organ harvesting is unacceptable. A resolution passed Thursday afternoon in Strasbourg, France, expresses “deep concern over persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from nonconsenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers…

Celebrating International Human Rights Day

By Robin Kemker, Epoch Times | December 12, 2013 LOS ANGELES—On Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) held a press conference in front of the People’s Republic of China consulate in Los Angeles. “1.5 million people from more than 50 countries and 160 U.S. Congress members call upon the United Nations High Commissioner…

Discussion at French National Assembly: Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

By Laurent Gey, Epoch Times | December 11, 2013 PARIS—A panel discussion on organ transplant trafficking and tourism at the French National Assembly addressed the ethical issues involved in organ trafficking abroad, and, in particular, in China. The panel, which took place Nov. 27, was led by Member of Parliament for the Bouches-du-Rhône Valérie Boyer and by Dr. Harold…

1.5 Million in 53 Countries Say ‘No’ to Organ Harvesting in China

By Epoch Times | December 10, 2013 A grass-roots movement that has spanned 5 continents and 53 countries reached a climax Monday morning in Geneva when a delegation from the organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting formally presented to the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights a petition that has garnered almost 1.5 million signatures. The…

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…

Misgovernance, Predatory Economy and Organ Trafficking in China – by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D.

Civita Norway Oslo 21 November 2013 Permit me to begin by stressing that my respect for the Chinese people is longstanding. It grew during several visits to the country and meeting both nationals and members of the vast Chinese Diaspora. It is no accident that more than one million Canadians of origin in the Middle…

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…

HRW 2002 report – Dangerous Meditation

China’s Campaign Against Falun Gong written by Mickey Spiegel, research consultant to the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.  View full report.  Recommendations To the Chinese government: Immediately release from detention and incarceration all Falungong followers held for peaceful practice of their beliefs. Permit the resumption of public and private Falungong practice. Remove all mention of…