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…

Skeptical of China’s Announcement to End Organ Harvesting? You Should be!

WASHINGTON / PRNewswire-USNewswire Just days before International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th, the news that the People’s Republic of China will end its internationally-condemned practice of harvesting organs from prisoners by 1 January 2015 is hardly credible given the government’s long history of breaking similar promises, according to the global humanitarian watchdog group Doctors Against…

Motion Passed in Canada Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Limin Zhou, Epoch Times OTTAWA—During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent visit to China, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights unanimously passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. The motion, which was passed on Nov. 6, stated that the subcommittee “expresses its deep concern over the…

Petition Urging Coroner to Perform Inquest Into Dead Bodies

By Maria Matyiku Petitioning Death Investigation Oversight Council DIOC, Toronto. Urge coroner to perform inquest into controversial dead bodies show in niagara falls. “Bodies Revealed” now showing in Niagara Falls displays dead, skinned human bodies in different poses. Mounting evidence suggests these people may have been murdered by Chinese police and then sold to companies for display.…

China Expert Talks About His New Book ‘The Slaughter’

By Rosemary Byfield, Epoch Times Ethan Gutmann began the official U.K. promotion of his new book ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem’ in the Word Power Books in Edinburgh on Thursday, Nov. 27. The book is a powerful record of the emergence of new methods of repression,…

Hearing at National Assembly for Wales

“One thing that Wales can do is say to its own transplant professionals: No contact with Chinese transplant professionals. Say to Chinese transplant professionals: No access to Welsh transplant professionals until there is acknowledgement, not just accountability in the future, but accountability of the past.” – David Matas Photo: David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann & David…

‘Bodies’ of the Persecuted

By Sam Rosenthal / Photo Wikimedia Commons Extensive evidence suggests that both of the popular “Bodies: The Exhibition” and “Body Worlds” exhibits, which tour major cities across the world, have displayed and may continue to display the plastinated remains of Chinese practitioners of the Falun Gong, a spiritual belief rooted in Buddhism. In 1999, the Chinese…

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…

Medical Professionals Support Banning Organ Piliaging in China

By Minghui.org “We are aware of the state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China,” an immunologist told Falun Gong practitioners at their petition campaign in Hannover, Germany on October 18, 2014. Falun Gong practitioners collected signatures on the petition drafted by “Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting” (DAFOH), and received support from local medical professionals in Hannover, the…

Watch Red Reign Online

Red Reign examines the shocking evidence of forced organ harvesting of China’s prisoners of conscience, the practitioners of Falun Gong. Falun Gong, a spiritual practice rooted in Buddhism and introduced to the public in 1991, was banned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1999. Hundreds of thousands of practitioners were arrested, imprisoned and brutally…

Edmonton Man Wants PM to Ask for Release of Sister on China Trip

By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times EDMONTON—Robin Li’s sister, Hong Li, was arrested two years ago in China for practicing Falun Gong and was sent to prison. Now Li, a Chinese-Canadian software engineer living in Edmonton, wants Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ask for the release of Hong Li publicly when he meets with Chinese authorities…

Film on Organ Harvesting Wins Best Documentary

By Zhou Hang & Zhang Xiaoqing, Epoch Times “Davids and Goliath,” a film about organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China, won Best Documentary at the 9th Hamilton Film Festival in Hamilton, Canada. “Davids and Goliath” focuses on the investigation into organ harvesting in China by Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and…