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 Procurement From Executed Prisoners in China

By The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Organ procurement from executed prisoners in China is internationally condemned, yet this practice continues unabated in 2014. This is despite repeated announce- ments from Chinese authorities that constructive measures have been undertaken to conform to accepted ethical standards. While there is unanimous…

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…

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…

Event Outside Parliament Draws Public Attention to Live Organ Harvesting

By Minghui LONDON – A unique scene unfolding on the square in front of Parliament caught the attention of passers-by. A group of Falun Gong practitioners wearing yellow T-shirts or golden exercise outfits demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Beside them was a large banner worded, “The world needs Truth, Compassion, Tolerance.” The activity…

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…

Canadian Rights Lawyer David Matas Receives Award in Italy

By Epoch Times Longtime rights defender recognized for his work Upon learning about the Holocaust in his youth, David Matas felt the urge to do something in response to the massive crime against humanity. He later found his calling in taking up human rights causes. “Human rights became a vehicle to be able to do something,”…

Members of Congress Call for Ending Forced Organ Harvesting

By Epoch Times WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of members of Congress and leaders of human rights organizations observed on Thursday an anniversary that communist China would prefer be ignored—the 15th year of the persecution of Falun Gong. Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol to cheer speeches calling for…

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…