Europe Must Help End Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Edward McMillan-Scott | April 25, 2014 On Dec. 12, 2013, the European Parliament passed a resolution (that I sponsored) unequivocally condemning the Chinese regime’s forced organ harvesting, especially from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, and calling for an EU investigation into the practice. The same week, a U.S. congressional sub-committee on Asia & Pacific adopted a…

2014 Global Event to Stop Organ Harvesting Crimes Against Falun Dafa Practitioners in China

April 25, 1999 changed many people’s lives. On that day, more than ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners went to the State Council Appeals Office in Beijing, to peacefully uphold their right to freedom of belief. When the persecution of Falun Gong was fully unleashed not long afterwards, practitioners overseas also went to Chinese embassies or…

Top Chinese Transplant Official Says There’s No Plan to Stop Using Prisoner Organs

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | April 11, 2014 Wang Haibo, an unofficial spokesperson on China’s organ transplant policies, recently told a well-known German journalist that the Chinese regime had no intention of announcing a schedule for weaning itself off the use of organs from executed prisoners. “The question is, ‘When can China solve the problem of the…

Taipei Protests/ Misgovernance In China/ Taiwan And China Economies

by Hon. David Kilgour, JD. Dear fellow democrats, Permit me to congratulate the many thousands of you for having demonstrated your principles to be outside the Yuan every day for almost three weeks in rain and shine. I understand that public support for your “Sunflower Student Movement”, the coalition of students, academics, civic organizations and…

International Transplant Community Raises Voice Against China’s Abuses

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | April 7, 2014 Two foremost international transplant organizations have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, calling China’s system of organ transplantation corrupt and “scorned by the international community,” while exhorting the Party leader to make thoroughgoing changes. The publication of the missive jointly signed by…

Students Object to Award for Chinese Transplant Official

By Carol Wickenkamp, Epoch Times | April 1, 2014 Hong Kong University (HKU) defended its honorary doctorate award this month to one of the architects of China’s highly criticized organ transplant system after the University of Hong Kong Students’ Union criticized the decision.  After meeting with China’s former vice minister for health, Huang Jiefu, the union issued the critical…

Update and next steps: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs

Revised remarks to the European Economic and Social Committee 19 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium by David Matas I want in this talk to cover three topics: the evidence on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; recent developments and next steps to combat organ transplant abuse in China. Evidence I am a lawyer in…

Issue of China’s Forced Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Raised at UNHRC

By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times | March 31, 2014 The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs was raised before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva recently by the Vancouver-based Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada. Speaking at a session reviewing the UNHRC’s report on China’s human rights record, Vani Selvarajah of Lawyer’s…

Chinese React Against Organ Harvesting Crimes

China Forbidden News l Mar 28, 2014 Exposure is growing about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Nearly 1.5 million people globally have signed a petition calling for the CCP’s live organ harvesting practices to end. In China, people have also started a wave of petitions, and are demanding an…

Organ Harvest Concerns Raised as Chinese Leader Visits Europe

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | March 26, 2014 An organization in Europe has sought to put organ harvesting in China at the top of the agenda during the current trip to Europe of Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping. Xi arrived in Europe on March 22. He met with U.S. President Barack Obama on March 24…

European Committee Blasts Forced Organ Harvesting in China

NTDTV – Mar 22, 2014 A high profile conference was held in Brussels on Tuesday for the representatives of the civil society, European Parliament, NGOs, doctors and lawyers on organ harvesting in China. “Scandalous and unacceptable” — that is what the European Social and Economic Committee is calling the practice of organ harvesting from live…

David Matas Speaks About Organ Harvesting in Finland

Finland Gets a Taste of Chinese Communist Political Struggle By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | March 19, 2014 The small Nordic country of Finland was recently treated to a peculiar piece of political theater: A Chinese woman was kicked out of its anti-immigration party for being too discriminatory. This particular conflict had its genesis in an unassuming email…

Organ Harvesting in China “a scandalous practice”

European Economic and Social Committee – EESC, PRESS RELEASE No 20/2014 The President of the European Economic and Social Committee – EESC, Henri Malosse, opened the Conference entitled “Organ Harvesting in China: Europe must act now” hosted at the EESC in Brussels. He considered ‘scandalous’ that such a practice is being undertaken by the Chinese authorities…

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH)

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH), a new group created in Australia’s Parliamentary Friendship Groups whose purpose is to raise awareness among Parliamentarians of the issue of forced organ harvesting and transplant tourism across the world. Contact Persons: Senator John Madigan Mr Craig Kelly MP Co-Convenors John Madigan is a good man and an uncompromising…

Woman of Courage Award for Ukrainian Singer and Protest Leader

Ruslana Lyzychko, Ukrainian protest leader, encouraged Chinese people to rise up against the pathologies of the communist regime, like illegal organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners who are killed for profit. Ruslana Lyzychko, the most successful Ukrainian singer and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine in 2004, received the International Women of Courage…

Canada Raises Organ Harvesting at UN

OTTAWA—Canada formally acknowledged reports that the Chinese regime is engaged in organ harvesting without consent for the first time at the United Nations on Wednesday. Canada’s statements at the United Nations are often noteworthy for their specificity and forcefulness, a trend that continued last week. Canada’s comments were the only ones to prompt response from…

China Transplant Official Backtracks on Prisoner Organs

For years the international transplant community proceeded under the assumption that China’s organ transplant system would be shifting away from a reliance on prisoner organs, and instead developing its own voluntary donation system. The matter has been at issue since 2006, after dark revelations emerged about mass, live organ harvesting from practitioners of Falun Gong,…

Illinois Asks US to Investigate Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | March 5, 2014 The House of Representatives of the state of Illinois passed a resolution in late February that called on the U.S. government to investigative the source of tens of thousands of organ transplants in China, many of them thought to have come from practitioners of Falun Gong who were murdered…