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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

“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,…

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…

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…