15 Years Too Long: Illegal Organ Harvesting & Persecution Falun Gong in China

By Epoch Times OTTAWA—Fifteen years ago on July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched a genocidal campaign against some 70 to 100 million adherents of the Falun Gong spiritual faith in China—a campaign that continues unabated today. To mark this tragic anniversary, practitioners of Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, and their supporters gathered in…

Rally Commemorating 15 Years of Falun Gong Persecution by party-state in China 

By Hon David Kilgour Embassy of China, 515 St. Patrick St. Ottawa 17 July 2014 Thanks to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Paul Li, a survivor of the persecution, and to all of you for coming today to protest the crimes against humanity that have now continued for 15 years against Falun Gong…

Europe Moves to Outlaw Organ Trafficking Worldwide

By Epoch Times An official European representative body has promulgated a new convention outlawing the trafficking in human organs, calling on all countries to become signatories to it and criminalize the practice and punish offenders. The convention, called the “Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs” was adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee…

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Locals Say “No” to Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Minghui At the third Minnesota Food Truck Fair, a free annual event in uptown Minneapolis that brings people together from all around the State of Minnesota, visitors were offered an opportunity to support a worthy cause while enjoying gourmet food. At the June 29 event, Falun gong practitioners shared the facts of the persecution that…

Italian Medical Community Changes Pace in Fight Against International Organ Trafficking

By Epoch Times The world is acting quickly to counter the international traffic organs and Italy is in the game. Only three days ago, July 9th, the Council of Europe adopted the first convention to combat human organs traffic, encouraging a “close international cooperation between Member States [of the Council] and non-member states.” Yesterday at the Italian…

Account Sheds Light on Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong in China

By Epoch Times COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Yang Guang and his old friend, a logistics officer at a major hospital in northeastern China, had everything planned: the officer would slowly, carefully, over many months, collect the files and documents moving across his desk that showed a pattern of illicit organ harvesting at the hospital. Then, he would leave China…

The Disappearing China Organ Transplantation Conference

By Epoch Times The month of June this year was to be one of celebration for the Chinese transplant community. An important conference was planned, the agenda of which was “to establish China as a model for the international standards now set forth by World Health Organization’s Guiding Principles and the Declaration of Istanbul,” the two…

Purged Chinese Military Leader Turns Persecution Into Power

By Epoch Times News Analysis In what mainland Chinese media described as an “earthquake” in the nation’s military, retired Gen. Xu Caihou was purged on July 1 from the Chinese Communist Party and charged with corruption. Xu’s fall from the heights of the CCP followed a career based on a devil’s bargain: Xu managed to convert…

Sydney: Citizens Sign Petition to Support Ending Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Minghui.org When Falun Gong practitioners held a signature drive in front of the Sydney Town Hall on June 28, 2014, Australians responded. Upon learning about the persecution of this peaceful cultivation practice, especially the forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China, they showed their support with their signatures, calling on the…

Brisbane: Exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s Forced Organ Harvesting Atrocities

By minghui.org The Australian Medical Association of Queensland held a Junior Doctor Conference on June 28, 2014 in downtown Brisbane. Falun Dafa practitioners held a series of activities to raise awareness in the medical profession and the local community about the ongoing crime of forced organ harvesting in China. Falun Dafa practitioners held a series of…

“Knowing the CCP’s live organ harvesting, can you keep silence?”

By Minghui.org “We want to tell people about the human rights abuses of Falun Gong practitioners in China. It is a really good opportunity as a lot of media attention focused on the Chinese prime minister’s visit,” said British Falun Gong practitioner Lee Hall, who participated in a peaceful protest across from 10 Downing Street…

Taiwan, China And Governance

By Hon David Kilgour A lecture at the Taiwanese-Canada Association of Ottawa It was a privilege to revisit Taipei in early April to support the “Sunflower Movement” and its well-founded concerns about Taiwan as a democratic and sovereign nation. Permit me to mention some points I made outside the Legislative Yuan: Public support for the…

Raising Awareness about Organ Harvesting at the Grand Canyon

By Epoch Times GRAND CANYON, Ariz.–Falun Dafa practitioners set up a display this month hoping to tell Chinese and other tourists about a situation they said the Chinese communist regime is concealing. “We are trying to raise awareness because the Chinese don’t get any truth inside their country because their media is all propaganda, propagandized,” said…

Medical Professionals Condemn Organ Harvesting in China

By Epoch Times Medical professionals from around the globe attending the 2014 International Transplantation Congress in London last week condemned the widespread non-consensual organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. All, that is, except for one Chinese delegate who has carried out transplant operations that number in the thousands. The number of organ transplant operations…

Forced Organ Harvesting Continues in China, Canadian Lawyer Says

By Epoch Times The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs and selling them to transplant tourists for “huge money” has not abated—that was the grim message imparted at a University of Toronto seminar on May 28. Forced organ harvesting in China was the topic of the seminar, and Winnipeg-based human…

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…

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…