USCIRF 2016 report: ‘Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners are particularly targeted for organ harvesting.’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) just released their 2016 report. In its China chapter, it states that, “Based on statements from Chinese health officials, the long-standing practice of harvesting organs from prisoners was to end on January 1, 2015. However, many human rights advocates believe the practice continues. Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners…

Ethical standards and Chinese organ transplant abuse

]BY DAVID MATAS Revised remarks for a presentation to the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 15 April, 2016 Going through all relevant evidence to come to an informed conclusion on organ transplant abuse in China is a time consuming task and it is unrealistic to expect everyone interested…

Two Davids & Goliath – David Matas & David Kilgour Speak at TEDx

David Matas & David Kilgour on “Two Davids & Goliath” at TEDxMünchen 2015 David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, past chair of the Latin America and Caribbean policy working group of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian International Council, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of…

Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee Supports US Condemnation of Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES Last year, approximately 20,000 people from U.S. Congressional District 39 in California signed a petition to support a house resolution condemning forced organ harvesting in China. This district is represented by Ed Royce, who also chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Currently 142 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle…

Film Exposing Forced Organ Harvesting in China Wins UK Award

BY EPOCH TIMES LONDON—A documentary about the killing of tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience for their organs has won the 2015 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) award for best international investigative documentary. It follows the film’s receipt of aprestigious Peabody award earlier this year. On winning the most recent award, director Leon…

ABC Radio National Report: ‘Hard To Believe’ the Movie

BY RADIO NATIONAL via HARDTOBELIEVEMOVIE.COM Radio National lately interviewed Professor Katrina Bramstedt of Bond University, a transplant ethicist and participant in Hard To Believe. The transcript of her interview is presented here and the full recording can be found on Radio National website. Andrew West: As Australia prepares to step up business with China after…

Transparency of organ donations: The case of China

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement conference, Seoul, Korea 18 October, 2015 Introduction The World Health Organization Guiding Principle 1 of the Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation requires consent from the donor to organ removal for the purpose of transplantation. Guiding Principle 10 requires traceability…

Organ Transplant Abuse in China: What Is Korea to Do?

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Association for Ethical Transplants public forum, City Hall, Seoul, Korea, 16 October, 2015 The Government of China, by its own admission, has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of international ethics. Research that David Kilgour and I have done has concluded that these prisoners…

Cotler Hopes New Parliament Will Enact Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

BY EPOCH TIMES Prominent Liberal MP not seeking re-election, hopes other MPs will carry his private member’s bill Veteran MP Irwin Cotler has decided not to seek re-election this time around, but the distinguished law professor and seasoned politician hopes others will pick up the reins of one of his most passionate human rights causes.…

CHINA’S SEMANTIC TRICK WITH PRISONER ORGANS

BY KIRK C ALLISON, NORBERT W PAUL, MICHAEL E SHAPIRO, CHARL ELS, AND HUIGE LI. On 3 December 2014, the director of the China Organ Donation Committee and former vice-minister of health, Huang Jiefu, announced that China would cease using death-row prisoners’ organs for transplantation after January 2015. Since then, many medical professionals and international…

A European Union investigation into transplant abuse in China

BY DAVID MATAS European Parliament briefing, Brussels, 16 September, 2015 Introduction The European Parliament passed a resolution in December 2013 on organ harvesting in China. That resolution, amongst other provisions, called for a full and transparent investigation by the European Union into organ transplant practices in China. To date no such investigation has been done…

David Matas talks Chinese organ harvesting at Perth victim symposium

BY PERTHNOW Western Australia’s politicians and business leaders are being called on to help stop the mass slaughter of China’s political prisoners for organ harvesting. Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas will talk at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday. Mr Matas is…

Transplant Profession Standards as a Source of International Law

by David Matas Conference of ANZSIL – Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law – Wellington New Zealand Background A woman with the pseudonym Annie in March 2006 made a public statement in Washington DC that her ex-husband had been harvesting the corneas of practitioners of Falun Gong for transplants sold to foreigners at…

US Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

By Epoch Times Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote, H.Res.343 would be the first time that the U.S. Congress has publicly addressed this particular abuse in China, which researchers have characterized as one of the country’s…