Organ Transplant Abuse in China: What Is Korea to Do?

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Association for Ethical Transplants public forum, City Hall, Seoul, Korea, 16 October, 2015 The Government of China, by its own admission, has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of international ethics. Research that David Kilgour and I have done has concluded that these prisoners…

Cotler Hopes New Parliament Will Enact Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

BY EPOCH TIMES Prominent Liberal MP not seeking re-election, hopes other MPs will carry his private member’s bill Veteran MP Irwin Cotler has decided not to seek re-election this time around, but the distinguished law professor and seasoned politician hopes others will pick up the reins of one of his most passionate human rights causes.…

Documentary Asks: What’s So Hard to Believe About China Harvesting the Organs of Living People?

BY EPOCH TIMES It is difficult to secure a human heart for transplantation. The donor is usually brain dead and on life support, and the donor and recipient must share matching blood and tissue types to prevent rejection. So Jacob Lavee, a heart transplant surgeon at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University,  found it hard…

A European Union investigation into transplant abuse in China

BY DAVID MATAS European Parliament briefing, Brussels, 16 September, 2015 Introduction The European Parliament passed a resolution in December 2013 on organ harvesting in China. That resolution, amongst other provisions, called for a full and transparent investigation by the European Union into organ transplant practices in China. To date no such investigation has been done…

The Anatomy of Mass Murder: China’s Unfinished Harvest of Prisoners of Conscience

BY ETHAN GUTANN Congressional-Executive Commission on China —September 18, 2015 Thank you. In order to piece together the story of how mass organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience evolved in China, I spoke with medical professionals, Chinese law enforcement, and over 100 refugees. My interviews began in 2006. My book, The Slaughter, was published last…

Chinese Government Accused of Bullying Politicians Over Organ Conference

BY EPOCH TIMES SYDNEY—Members of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia were ordered by a Chinese diplomat not to attend a briefing on unethical organ trafficking on Aug. 11, leading David Shoebridge, a member of the Greens party in the NSW parliament, to declare it “an extraordinary and inappropriate intervention in Australian domestic…

Rights Groups Petition United Nations to Take Action to End Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES During the 29th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, on June 15, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein pledged to defend the world’s downtrodden and disenfranchised “without fear or favor” regardless of the victim or perpetrator’s identity and credentials. And on Monday, four leading international rights groups…

New Documentary “Hard to Believe” Probes Transplant Crimes Before World Transplant Congress in HK

BY DIGITAL JOURNAL A serious documentary investigation into the recent mass murder of prisoners of conscience through organ transplantation in China will be released in the U.S. late 2015⸺less than one year before the World Transplant Congress is to be held in Hong Kong, China next August. “The timing is significant,” says Ethan Gutmann, author…

David Matas speaks at International Academy of Law & Mental Health Congress

BY DAVID MATAS — International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress, Vienna, Austria Before I launch directly into the topic of my talk, I want to say a bit about our location, Sigmund Freud University, in Vienna. Over the centuries, the Jewish community diaspora in Europe was the victim of discrimination, not just in…

Transplant Profession Standards as a Source of International Law

by David Matas Conference of ANZSIL – Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law – Wellington New Zealand Background A woman with the pseudonym Annie in March 2006 made a public statement in Washington DC that her ex-husband had been harvesting the corneas of practitioners of Falun Gong for transplants sold to foreigners at…

US Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

By Epoch Times Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote, H.Res.343 would be the first time that the U.S. Congress has publicly addressed this particular abuse in China, which researchers have characterized as one of the country’s…

The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs: What’s New

by David Matas Presented to a public forum, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 28 June, 2015 I want to focus on seven new developments. There is new legislation in Italy and Taiwan, a study of proposed legislation in South Australia, an upcoming conference in China, forced blood testing of Falun Gong practitioners who are not subject…

David Kilgour: “Jiang Zemin Should Be the First to Be Indicted”

by Minghui.org David Kilgour presented results of his investigations at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ottawa, Canada, on June 5. He highlighted the fact that Falun Gong practitioners are the main target of forced organ harvesting in China. Mr. Kilgour said that as the person who launched the persecution of…

‘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…