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…

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…