PUBLIC STATEMENT ON FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA – RAOUL WALLENBERG CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The following is Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ public statement on forced organ harvesting in China — 2017 The state-sanctioned organ pillaging particularly targeting the most vulnerable group in China, and especially singling out the Falun Gong is a standing assault on human rights, the Rule of Law, and China’s international treaty obligations. In a word,…

HOSTING CHINESE TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

BY DAVID MATAS Chinese transplant professionals and health officials have made an effort to be engaged in international transplant events. Chinese government spokesman Huang Jiefu and others were active participants in The Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong in August 2016 and the Vatican sponsored Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on organ trafficking and transplant…

IDENTITY AND ADVOCACY: THE KILLING OF FALUN GONG FOR THEIR ORGANS

BY DAVID MATAS A presentation to the International Academic Forum Conference on Identity, 24 March 2017, Kobe Japan Introduction I have been researching, writing and speaking on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs in China now for over ten years. In the effort to combat the killing of Falun Gong for their organs…

2017 FREEDOM HOUSE REPORT “THE BATTLE FOR CHINA’S SPIRIT” INCLUDES FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING

In the Chapter “The money trail: Expenditures, exploitation, and organ harvesting”, the report states, “It is in the context of dehumanizing propaganda, severe abuse in custody, and economic inducements that the ultimate form of financial exploitation has been reported: the killing of Falun Gong detainees and the extraction of their organs to be sold at…

ETHAN GUTMANN RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

BY END ORGAN PILLAGING/PRESS RELEASE For investigative journalism and advocacy of a better China, Ethan Gutmann has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004, Gutmann’s book Losing the New China exposed American corporate collusion in the construction of China’s controlled Internet, and contributed to Congress cross-examination of the legal representatives of Yahoo, Microsoft,…

WORLD FIRST – LIVER INTERNATIONAL RETRACTS CHINESE ARTICLE AND PLACES LIFETIME BAN ON AUTHORS

The Guardian – Medical Journal to Retract Paper Over Concerns Organs Came from Executed Prisoners   Science Magazine – Study Retraction Reignites Concern Over China’s Possible Use of Prisoner Organs   The BMJ – Journal Retracts Chinese Paper Because Transplanted Livers Couldn’t Be Traced   China says it has stopped harvesting organs, but evidence belies…

VATICAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING SUMMIT MEDIA COVERAGE

    Press coverage Read media reports featuring Vatican Organ Trafficking Summit    BMJ – Vatican faces outcry for inviting Chinese official to organ summit CTV NEWS – Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China on organs harvested from prisoners DAILY MAIL – Vatican row as China invited to organ transplant meet BBC – Vatican defends…

WATCH VIDEO – MEMBERS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT SPEAK OUT – 7 mins

  Hear comments by EU Parliamentarians in this 8 minute video. Read the full resolution EXCERPT The European Parliament: 1. Expresses its deep concern over the persistent and credible reports of systematic, state‑sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned…

CHINA, LATVIA AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to a Parliamentary briefing 11 January, 2017, Riga, Latvia There are two requests I would make of the Parliament of Latvia. One is implementation of the European Union Parliament resolution on organ harvesting in China endorsed in December 2013. One component of that resolution, and I quote, “Calls for the EU…

TRANSNATIONAL CRIME: ORGAN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation at the World Congress on Criminology, New Delhi, India, 17 December, 2016 What I want to discuss is transplant tourism, patients going abroad to buy organs for transplant in a foreign country. In particular, what I intend to address is the situation where transplant tourists go abroad to buy organs procured…

JAPAN AND TRANSPLANT ABUSE IN CHINA

BY DAVID MATAS The Japanese Diet (Parliament), Dec 1, 2016 The Update David Kilgour and I and Ethan Gutmann had engaged in research which led us independently to come to the conclusion that prisoners of conscience, primarily practitioners of the set of exercises Falun Gong, but also Uighurs, Tibetans and Eastern Lightning House Christians, were…

WHAT AUSTRALIA CAN DO TO AVOID COMPLICITY IN FOREIGN TRANSPLANT ABUSE

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to Macquarie University, Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics [CAVE] annual lecture 23 November, 2016 Sydney, Australia Because of shortage of organs, patients in need of transplants wait endlessly and become desperate, spurring transplant tourism. The Government of China has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of…

EXCERPT FROM DAVID KILGOUR’S SPEECH ON CHINA – INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

by David Kilgour Speech given at the International Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Japan and the Institute for Peace Policies (IPP). Keio Plaza Hotel. Tokyo, 16 Nov 2016 A fairly recent Nanos opinion survey across Canada indicated that 76 per cent of Canadians distrust the government in Beijing. I wonder what a similar…

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…

DAVID MATAS SPEAKS AT HK GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS

By DAVID MATAS Speech at rally at Hong Kong Government headquarters 21 August, 2016 I have a question to ask the Government of China: Where do you get your organs for transplants? You are by far the world leader in organ transplants by volume. According to an update David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released…

DAVID MATAS SPEAKS AT HK TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY CONGRESS

By DAVID MATAS David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released in June an update to our previous work on transplant abuse in China by looking at transplant volumes.  Our update is posted on our joint website, endorganpillaging.org.  The report is 680 pages and has almost 2,400 footnotes.  Trying to summarize such a report in just…

FILM CHALLENGING CHINA’S ORGAN PILLAGING PREMIERES IN U.K.

BY EPOCH TIMES LONDON—Chinese-born Canadian actress Anastasia Lin is high on China’s most-wanted list. After being crowned Miss World Canada in 2015, instead of pursuing a glamorous life as a beauty queen, she chose to speak out about the human rights abuses in her native country. On Sept. 6, she was invited to Westminster for…

ENDING ORGAN TOURISM TO CHINA —BY DAVID KILGOUR

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. 17-23 August, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosting Congress In 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers seemingly bizarre but persistent claims of organ pillaging/trafficking from Falun Gong practitioners. We released two…