‘Human Harvest’ Honored With Peabody Award

By Epoch Times “Human Harvest,” a documentary examining the illegal organ harvesting industry in China, received the Peabody Award in New York on Sunday. Reports first emerged in China in 2006 that state-run hospitals were killing prisoners of conscience to sell their organs. “Human Harvest” examines the investigation into these shocking revelations, carried out by Nobel…

Australian Officials Condemn the Chinese Regime’s Forced Organ Transplants

By Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times The Chinese Communist Party has been using prisoners of conscience–mainly Falun Gong practitioners, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Christians–as living and unwilling sources for organ transplants. Around the world, as awareness of this atrocity has grown, so too has public condemnation. In Australia, two city council members from Parramatta, a…

Organ Harvest Documentary Wins Prestigious Peabody Prize

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times Recognition comes as international medical stance toward China reaches fork in the road An unflinching documentary about mass murder for profit in modern China has been granted one of the most prestigious awards in television and broadcast, the Peabody Award. “Human Harvest,” directed by Leon Lee, was produced in 2014…

Calls to Stop Illegal Organ Harvesting in China

SYDNEY—Australian politicians should be more outspoken about China’s abusive organ-harvesting trade otherwise they risk being complicit in one of the worst crimes against humanity, say rights activists. Sydney radio presenter Stephen Sim has long been calling for action to stop the practice of organ harvesting from live prisoners in China and says there is not…

China’s Horrific Live Organ Harvest Revealed in Documentary

By Shar Adams, Epoch Times, Larry Ong, Epoch Times and Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times SYDNEY—A harrowing documentary on forced organ harvesting from live prisoners in China has highlighted concerns that the state sanctioned practice continues despite claims by Chinese health officials that it has been stopped. The documentary, Human Harvest: China’s Organ Trafficking, screened on…

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…

Canadian MP Takes a Stand Against China Organ Pillaging

OTTAWA—Liberal MP and former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler rose in the House of Commons on Feb. 19 to give voice to demands that the Chinese regime end its practice of killing prisoners of conscience and harvesting their organs. Cotler, the Liberal Party’s critic for rights and freedoms and international justice, tabled six petitions on…

Double Speak Governs China’s Transplant Policy

BY EPOCH TIMES “What everyone wants to know about your announcement is the extent of its limitation of prisoner organs,” asked the host of China Central Television, China’s flagship propaganda television station, of Huang Jiefu, the country’s top transplantation official, in an attitude of faux-earnestness. In December Huang had made a remarkable announcement: that organs…

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…