Media, Organ Harvesting, and China: An Interview With Ethan Gutmann

By Shelley B. Blank An award winning journalist and author reviews the international press on forced organ harvesting in China. Ethan Gutmann is the author of “The Slaughter” (Prometheus, 2014) and “Losing the New China” (Encounter, 2004). He has written widely on China issues for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Asia, Investor’s Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National…

Doctors Reject the Sugar Coating on China’s Transplant Business

Doctors call on the international community to press for transparency on organ sources in China. WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The international community should not find relief from the crisis in transplant medicine in China’s recent promise to end the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners, said the medical watchdog organization, Doctors Against Forced Organ…

Organ Harvesting, and China: An Interview with Ethan Gutmann

BY: SHELLEY B. BLANK Ethan Gutmann is the author of “The Slaughter” (Prometheus, 2014) and “Losing the New China” (Encounter, 2004). He has written widely on China issues for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Asia, Investor’s Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National Review, and World Affairs Journal, and he has provided testimony and briefings…

Chinese Prison Guard’s Revelations of Organ Harvesting Attract Official Censure

By Frank Fang, Epoch Times and Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times   It was the sort of story that appears constantly online in China, most of the time impossible to verify or say anything more about than, “Oh wow, now that’s bad.” But this particular Internet post—a 5,000 word exposé about the extraction of prisoner organs,…

China’s Former Security Chief Implicated in Organ Harvesting

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times Loyalist to former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin blamed for state-run organ trade   In a shocking shift in a public narrative, China’s top organ transplantation official blamed the former chief security boss and longtime Jiang Zemin loyalist, Zhou Yongkang, for the state’s use of prisoners as a live organ bank. The…

SARS Whistleblower Exposes Organ Harvesting by Chinese Military

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times The Chinese doctor who made world headlines in 2003 by exposing the coverup of the deadly disease Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, has now come forth to expose another of China’s dark secrets: the involvement of Chinese military hospitals in harvesting organs from prisoners—sometimes while the victims are still…

Organ Pillaging Discussions in Prague Senat

BY THE EPOCH TIMES PRAGUE—At a week-long international festival against totalitarianism that concluded in the Czech capital on Feb. 27, attendees commemorated the struggles of victims living under past and present regimes. This year, two prominent guests, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, were invited to the…

UN Human Rights Commissioner: Take the in Lead Opposing Organ Piliaging in China

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, DAFOH, the international human rights group made up of physicians and advocates for ethical organ procurement, has penned an open letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling on him to use his influence to oppose and end the…

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…

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…