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…

Bodies at an Exhibition – by Ethan Gutmann

BY ETHAN GUTMANN Vienna I have taken my first steps into “Body Worlds,” an exhibition at Vienna’s Museum of Natural History, and it has sparked a memory. The room where I am standing—dark, somber, strangely hushed—exhibits fetuses at various stages of development, placed on blocks that evoke a pagan circle of standing stones. The show’s…

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…

Chinese Blind Spot – by Ethan Gutmann

BY ETHAN GUTMANN Investigating Chinese surveillance is a rather lonely job. For all the dissidents yammering about dramatic arrests and torture and harvesting of organs, you can’t really guarantee publication or much of an audience unless you can prove that there are links to America: brand name corporations, scary cutting-edge U.S. technology, insidious Washington collusion. That’s…

Into Thin Airwaves – by Ethan Gutmann

BY ETHAN GUTMANN How a handful of unknown Chinese martyrs aided the cause of freedom around the world Back in January 2010, Secretary of State Clinton gave a pay-any-price, bear-any-burden address calling for the liberation of the global Internet. The price Washington was willing to pay? It promised $50 million to groups developing “new tools…

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…

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…