Organ Pillaging in China —A ‘Horror Story’

BY VISION TIMES “This is something out of a horror story,” said U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, in reference to reports of forced organ harvesting against prisoners of conscience in China. “Organ transplants save lives every single day, but non-consensual organ harvesting represents a gross violation of human rights,”…

FALUN DAFA TARGETED FOR ORGAN HARVESTING

BY DAVID KILGOUR Falun Dafa—more popularly now known as Falun Gong in about 130 countries worldwide—is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice. It combines the art of meditation with qigong exercises, while focusing on principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”. It was introduced in northeast China in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi, a public servant, who…

A screening of ‘Hard to Believe’.

BY PROFESSOR MARIA A. FIATARONE SINGH, MD, FRACP Today I woke up to the news that a former seminarian from Australia urged Tory ministers in London to ignore their consciences and the “wholesome instinct” to love thy neighbour. “Implicitly or explicitly, the imperative to “love your neighbour as you love yourself” is at the heart…

THE PARTY’S TESTING GROUND: Recent Trends in Chinese Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience

BY ETHAN GUTMANN “Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights” Conference. European Parliament, Brussels, October 22, 2015 My objective today is to present some important new evidence about state-controlled organ harvesting of political and religious dissidents in China. I’ll begin with a brief review of what we know. Then, I’ll contrast that with how the Chinese Communist…

Transparency of organ donations: The case of China

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement conference, Seoul, Korea 18 October, 2015 Introduction The World Health Organization Guiding Principle 1 of the Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation requires consent from the donor to organ removal for the purpose of transplantation. Guiding Principle 10 requires traceability…

CHINA’S SEMANTIC TRICK WITH PRISONER ORGANS

BY KIRK C ALLISON, NORBERT W PAUL, MICHAEL E SHAPIRO, CHARL ELS, AND HUIGE LI. On 3 December 2014, the director of the China Organ Donation Committee and former vice-minister of health, Huang Jiefu, announced that China would cease using death-row prisoners’ organs for transplantation after January 2015. Since then, many medical professionals and international…

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…