David Matas: ‘Transplant Tourism from the Middle East’

BY DAVID MATAS Remarks prepared for delivery to the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 September, 2014 There needs to be more of an effort in the Middle East to combat transplant tourism from the Middle East. National professional associations should require compliance with international standards. My focus is, in particular, transplant…

Unbelievable! Over 2,500 Signatures from a City in China!

BY MINGHUI Between February and June 2014, 2,595 people in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, and surrounding areas signed a petition denouncing these crimes, and demanding that the organ harvesting be stopped. One woman was enraged after hearing about the atrocity, “The CCP is killing people! Who wouldn’t sign the petition to stop it? I am…

Hospital in China’s South Was Awash With Organs

BY EPOCH TIMES Throughout the 1980s, Chinese authorities ran a secret hospital at the base of Baiyun Mountain in China’s south, where death row prisoners were executed and their organs made available for transplant into the bodies of overseas Chinese, according to the testimony of a former official. The former official, identified by the alias of…

Human-rights issues surround S.F. convention

BY DAFANG WANG, SF EXAMINER Doctors from around the world descended upon San Francisco for the World Transplant Congress meetings held at Moscone Center West July 26-31. They discussed many of the technical issues involved in this highly complex medical procedure. But outside the conference, Falun Gong practitioners such as myself gathered to raise awareness…

Excerpt from Ethan Gutmann’s book “The Slaughter”

Ethan Gutmann’s new book The Slaughter (Prometheus Books, 2014) reports findings that have been anticipated by investigators and advocates worldwide. Without excessive commentary, Gutmann presents the stark reality of the lived experience of a witness found credible beyond doubt, of her dreams (in italics) and psychological state, and the deeply personal attempts of the victim…

Update on Numbers – Organ Transplants & Sources in China

by David Matas Remarks prepared for a parallel and poster presentation to the World Trade Congress, San Francisco, California, USA, 29 July, 2014) How many organ transplants are there each year in China? What are the sources of these organs? David Kilgour and I, in a report published first in July 2006 and then January…

Organ Transplantation Doctor Arrested in China (Video)

By China Forbidden News – Translated from Chinese Recently, the crime of organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners has been watched by the international community. The 2014 World Transplant Congress (WTC) was just held in San Francisco between July 26 and 31. The organizer rejected 35 Chinese participants on the grounds of medical ethical.…

In China, President of Hospital Tied to Organ Harvesting Investigated

By Epoch Times The president of a hospital in northeastern China’s Jilin Province that has been reported as practicing forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners has been targeted by the Chinese Communist Party’s disciplinary body. On Aug. 3 the Central Commission Of Discipline Inspection announced that Wang Guanjun, president of The First Hospital Of…

Investigation Leads: Evidence of Forced Organ Harvesting in Handan City

By minghui.org The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners is unprecedented in human history and has been called, “a new form of evil yet to be seen on this planet.” Since March 2006 when it was first reported that the CCP was harvesting organs from persecuted Falun Gong…

Participants at the World Transplant Congress Speak Out About Organ Harvesting

By Epoch Times San Francisco—At the World Transplant Congress held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from July 26 to 31, experts from all over the world came to share their latest research and mingle with the best minds in the field. Among the topics of conversation: how the work of saving lives through transplantation…

Leading Transplant Doctor in China Mentioned in ‘Transplant Abuse’ Case

By Epoch Times Media reports in China about a court sentencing 12 people for “organ transplant abuse” have in them a riddle. An important figure in China’s medical establishment known to be involved in the forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners is mentioned as the key figure in the transplant ring, but the reports don’t…

House Panel Calls on China to End Organ Harvesting

By Associated Press WASHINGTON—On Wednesday the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed a resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners. Human rights groups have long criticized China for taking organs from executed prisoners, the source of most transplanted organs. The resolution, which now goes to the…

“A Shame for Mankind”: World Transplant Congress Attendees Condemn Organ Harvesting in China

By Minghui The science of organ transplants is supposed to help save people, but not in China. Under communist rule, organ harvesting has been used as an extreme measure to eradicate and profit from Falun Gong practitioners. They are killed and their organs harvested on demand for “organ tourism” patients. Attendees of the World Transplant Congress…

Speakers Expose the Transplants That Take Lives

By Epoch Times Doctors from around the world met in San Francisco for the World Transplant Congress held at Moscone Center West July 26–31. The meetings and discussions inside the hall focus on complex medical procedures and the collaboration of doctors around the world. Meanwhile, outside on the sidewalk, there was a protest for human rights.…

World Remembers Persecution of Falun Gong and Harvesting of Practitioners’ Vital Organs

By Epoch Times LOS ANGELES—Over 150 Falun Gong practitioners gathered opposite the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on July 20 to commemorate the persecution that began 15 years ago and demand the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cease its atrocities against the practice. Dr. Yingnian Wu, a professor at UCLA and spokesperson for Falun Gong practitioners in…

Chinese Police Forcibly Blood-Type Citizens for Illegal Organ Bank

By Epoch Times Police burst into homes to take blood or DNA samples from Falun Gong practitioners. Police across China are rounding up Falun Gong practitioners and forcing them to give blood samples in order to set up a DNA database, said a report published last week on the Minghui website. The police are believed to be doing…

Australian Parliamentarians Unite Against Forced Organ Harvesting

By Epoch Times SYDNEY—Members of the Australian Parliament have joined forces for the first time to address the pressing global issues of forced organ harvesting and transplant tourism. Forced organ harvesting is the removal of organs from a donor without obtaining prior voluntary consent, according to Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH). Medical tourists from countries…

Senators Condemn Forced Organ Harvesting in Rally at Capital Hill

By Minghui AUSTRALIA – A rally in front of Parliament House condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) systematic and state-sanctioned crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Senator John Madigan, Member of Parliament Craig Kelly and Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh from the University of Sydney spoke at the rally. MP Andrew Wilkie delivered a letter to…