White House Responds to Petition on Organ Harvesting in China

BY THE EPOCH TIMES Late on a Friday afternoon the White House responded to a petition submitted to their “We the People” site about 3 years ago that called for investigating and publicly condemning organ harvesting from Falun Gong believers in China. The White House should be praised for publicly condemning the organ harvesting from…

Double Speak Governs China’s Transplant Policy

BY EPOCH TIMES “What everyone wants to know about your announcement is the extent of its limitation of prisoner organs,” asked the host of China Central Television, China’s flagship propaganda television station, of Huang Jiefu, the country’s top transplantation official, in an attitude of faux-earnestness. In December Huang had made a remarkable announcement: that organs…

Setting the Record Straight: The Dr. Ko Interview (Video)

http://vimeo.com/114999261 In an indepth video interview, Ethan Gutmann comments on the recent Taiwanese media frenzy over his latest book, “The Slaughter,” and clarifies any final ambiguities over his interview with Taipei’s new mayor, Dr. Ko Wen-je. Read the FULL TEXT Photos of Ethan Gutmann’s and Dr. Ko Wen-je’s correspondence:  DOWNLOAD Order your copy of The…

EU Citizens Illegally Detained in Belgrade for Raising Awareness of Organ Pillaging Crimes in China

BY EPOCH TIMES / Photo: Entrance of the hostel where were protesters detained by Serbian police. (The Big Hostel) Traveling to the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade to rase awareness of the ongoing organ harvesting issue in China; nine human rights protesters were illegally detained in Belgrade, Serbia, yesterday evening just before the summit between Central…

Human rights education & vulnerable groups

by David Matas Does human rights education help to realize the human rights of the most vulnerable groups? International Conference on Human Rights Education, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC. Human rights education spreads the language of human rights to everyone, perpetrators as well as victims. This vocabulary can be and has been…

A Bipartisan, Human Rights Issue that Congress Needs to Address

By Ming Chen, MD When this month’s elections gave the Republican Party control of Congress, both President Obama and incoming congressional leaders pledged themselves to try and find ways to work together despite their political differences. But an opportunity to demonstrate that kind of leadership doesn’t need to wait until the next Congress is sworn…

The Protocol on Trafficking in Persons and Transplant Tourism

by David Matas Prepared for a side event to the Conference of States Parties, Vienna, Austria. Does the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons of the Convention on Transnational Organized Crime encompass transplant tourism?  That is a question I want to address.  My answer to that question is yes.  Getting to that answer though takes some…

Canada MPs: Forced Organ Removal in China Beyond Question

BY MATTHEW LITTLE I EPOCH TIMES OTTAWA, Canada—It’s no longer possible to deny the Chinese regime is killing political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for their organs, said Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s human rights subcommittee. “Nobody could seriously doubt the nature of the problem, the size of the problem. What we call ‘plausible…

Ethical Standards and Chinese Organ Transplant Abuse

BY DAVID MATAS Chamber of Deputies, Rome, Italy 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 were being sold at high prices to transplant patients. We produced a…

PA House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Resolution Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

BY FOFG.ORG At Friends of Falun Gong, we applaud the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ passage of House Resolution 1052 with a vote of 198 to zero. The short title of the resolution on the PA General Assembly website is: “A Resolution encouraging the medical community of this Commonwealth to help raise awareness of unethical organ…

Military Health Minister Says Jiang Zemin Culprit Of Organ Harvesting

BY NTD CHINESE Former Health Minister of the General Logistics Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personally confirmed that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin ordered live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. These organs were used for transplants according to telephone records recently released by World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong…

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Organ Harvesting from Chinese Prisoners

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 1, 2014) – In recent years investigators have revealed a systemic practice by the Chinese government to use the organs from executed prisoners of conscience for transplantation. Many victims of this practice are members of the persecuted religious group Falun Gong. A week ago, September 19th, 2014,…