In China, Harvesting Organs Is Government Policy

MEP Niccolò Rinaldi is a member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament. Organ trafficking is one of the most important issues government agencies and human rights organizations are fighting on an international scale due to the international criminal networks which profit from the sale of human organs. One of the tragedies of…

World Says No to Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Stephen Gregory, Epoch Times | December 25, 2013 The end of 2013 saw a wave of efforts by individuals and governments to condemn the practice of forced organ harvesting in China, suggesting 2014 will see more being done to stop this crime against humanity. The most visible sign of this new momentum was a petition circulated by…

Blogger in China Mentions Organ Harvesting and Is Arrested

A blogger from Shanxi Province in north-central China was recently arrested for warning on Weibo (a twitter-like platform popular in China) that forced organ harvesting has been occurring in the area in which he lives. Mr. Han, 41 years old, is from Wenshui County. He used his cellphone to blog the information of several cases…

The Italian Parliament and Chinese organ transplant abuse – by David Matas

Presentation to a Senate Human Rights Committee hearing and a Chamber of Deputies briefing session. Italian Parliament 19 December 2013 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…

History on View in Strasbourg: MEPs Speak for Resolution Condemning Organ Harvesting in China (+Video)

By Stephen Gregory, Epoch Times | December 14, 2013 The European Parliament meeting in Strasbourg, France on Dec. 12 passed a resolution that condemns the practice of forced organ harvesting in China. This video shows a selection of European Parliament members speaking in the debate in support of the resolution. The resolution received broad-based support from five different political groups. Parliament members…

Celebrating International Human Rights Day

By Robin Kemker, Epoch Times | December 12, 2013 LOS ANGELES—On Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) held a press conference in front of the People’s Republic of China consulate in Los Angeles. “1.5 million people from more than 50 countries and 160 U.S. Congress members call upon the United Nations High Commissioner…

Discussion at French National Assembly: Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

By Laurent Gey, Epoch Times | December 11, 2013 PARIS—A panel discussion on organ transplant trafficking and tourism at the French National Assembly addressed the ethical issues involved in organ trafficking abroad, and, in particular, in China. The panel, which took place Nov. 27, was led by Member of Parliament for the Bouches-du-Rhône Valérie Boyer and by Dr. Harold…

1.5 Million in 53 Countries Say ‘No’ to Organ Harvesting in China

By Epoch Times | December 10, 2013 A grass-roots movement that has spanned 5 continents and 53 countries reached a climax Monday morning in Geneva when a delegation from the organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting formally presented to the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights a petition that has garnered almost 1.5 million signatures. The…

Irwin Cotler Aims to Curb Gruesome Trade

By Epoch Times PARLIAMENT HILL, Ottawa—Liberal MP Irwin Cotler has introduced a bill to crackdown on those who trade in human organs, take part in organ harvesting, or get a transplant without making sure the organs were willingly donated. With the relative ease of organ transplants, a new and gruesome trade has arisen around the life-and-death…

Hong Kong Hospital Keeps Organ Harvesting Evidence Secret

By Chow Xiaohui | December 10, 2013 HONG KONG—Queen Mary Hospital is home to a database of China’s liver transplants that holds evidence that can be used to help expose the practice of forced, live organ harvesting in China. “The Chinese Communist Party government is covering up this crime, and part of … [the coverup] is taking…

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…

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…

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…