Organ Harvesting in China “a scandalous practice”

488px-EESC_logo.svgEuropean Economic and Social Committee – EESC,

PRESS RELEASE No 20/2014

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee – EESC, Henri Malosse, opened the Conference entitled “Organ Harvesting in China: Europe must act now” hosted at the EESC in Brussels. He considered ‘scandalous’ that such a practice is being undertaken by the Chinese authorities and hoped the European Union leaders would take up the issue with Chinese president, Mr. Xi Jinping, during his visit to Brussels on the 31st March 2014.

President Malosse declared that using body parts from prisoners of conscience, executed persons and minorities groups, to be sold in China or outside the country, is a disgrace for humanity and should end immediately.Speakers in the debate also included Members of the European Parliament, representatives of NGOs, lawyers and doctors fighting against the practice, calling for the respect of the fundamental rights in China. They all affirmed that the trafficking in human organs violates medical ethics and international human rights standards adopted by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association, the Transplantation Society and other international organizations.

David Kilgour Moderating Human Trafficking Awareness Event

medium_group photoMarch 26 11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa – 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Heard of human trafficking? Not sure how it happens? Didn’t know Canadian boys and girls are being bought and sold for sex? Did you think the slave trade was eradicated 200 years ago? Think again. Human trafficking, the modern day slave trade, is alive and well in Canada. And it hurts us all. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal enterprise in Canada. In fact, a trafficker earns an average of $280,000 per year per victim in Canada. In January, Ottawa saw the first teen pimp case in Canadian history. In February, law enforcement from Alberta to Nova Scotia, launched Operation Northern Spotlight targeting pimps and johns, which also rescued under-age victims, some as young as 15 years old.

Join the Economic Club of Canada and the Joy Smith Foundation on Wednesday March 26th, at the Hotel Westin in Ottawa, for your chance to attend an exclusive and gripping discussion. Hear testimonies from a human trafficking survivor, an anti-human trafficking law enforcement expert (head of Montreal’s VICE and Drugs Unit) and President of the Joy Smith Foundation, Joy Smith, moderated by Hon. David Kilgour, on the insidious nature of human trafficking, which is targeting our Canadian youth.

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH)

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH), a new group created in Australia’s Parliamentary Friendship Groups whose purpose is to raise awareness among Parliamentarians of the issue of forced organ harvesting and transplant tourism across the world. Contact Persons: Senator John Madigan Mr Craig Kelly MP Co-Convenors John Madigan is a good man and an uncompromising…

Woman of Courage Award for Ukrainian Singer and Protest Leader

Ruslana, UkrainianRuslana Lyzychko, Ukrainian protest leader, encouraged Chinese people to rise up against the pathologies of the communist regime, like illegal organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners who are killed for profit.

Ruslana Lyzychko, the most successful Ukrainian singer and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine in 2004, received the International Women of Courage Award in Washington, DC on Thursday. Ruslana took part in the popular uprising in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and spent months alongside demonstrators calling for change.

[Ruslana Lyzychko, Ukrainian Musician]:
“You know that justice is on your side and this gives you strength. If you are a positive person, you pray to God and you have strong moral principles, you have nothing to be afraid of.”

Canada Raises Organ Harvesting at UN

UN-Anne-Tamara-Lorre-676x450OTTAWA—Canada formally acknowledged reports that the Chinese regime is engaged in organ harvesting without consent for the first time at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Canada’s statements at the United Nations are often noteworthy for their specificity and forcefulness, a trend that continued last week.

Canada’s comments were the only ones to prompt response from specific countries, as most other countries speak in generalities and those with documented abuses use the opportunity to make couched statements that deflect from their own human rights issues.

Canada’s human rights adviser at the U.N., Anne-Tamara Lorre, set the precedent during the Interactive Dialogue on Freedom of Religion at the U.N. in Geneva. The dialogue was focused on reports from two human rights-related special rapporteurs at the 22nd meeting of the current session of the Human Rights Council.

China Transplant Official Backtracks on Prisoner Organs

Screen-Shot-2014-03-13-at-1.36.55-pmFor years the international transplant community proceeded under the assumption that China’s organ transplant system would be shifting away from a reliance on prisoner organs, and instead developing its own voluntary donation system.

The matter has been at issue since 2006, after dark revelations emerged about mass, live organ harvesting from practitioners of Falun Gong, a persecuted spiritual discipline. Chinese officials said that only prisoners on death row, due for execution, were harvested for their organs. And only after giving consent.

Since then, organizations like The Transplantation Society and the World Health Organization sought out ways to cooperate with China, and were generally careful not to say anything that could be construed as negative about the Chinese Communist Party’s transplant system. International cooperation and progress were the watchwords.

But those efforts seem to have paid off very little indeed, judging by recent remarks by Huang Jiefu, China’s organ czar.

Corporate Responsibility, Ukraine/Putin, Beijing Governance/ Organ Pillaging/Economics

1912469_1459304954286646_1135203503_nHon. David Kilgour, JD.
To M.B.A students
University of California at Irvine
March 10, 2014

It’s good to be back in a state where your tw0 trillion dollar economy now appears to have regained its place as the 8th largest in the world, and where your recent Academy awards ceremony was evidently seen live in about 200 countries. It’s of interest for Canadians to know that there are more Californians than Canadians and that as of several years ago there were an estimated 700-800,000 Canadians living in this state. Having last Friday left about three feet of snow in Ottawa, it was a pleasant shock to feel the temperature in the 80-degree (F) range over the weekend.

Illinois Asks US to Investigate Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong

Illinois_House_of_RepresentativesBy Epoch Times | March 5, 2014

The House of Representatives of the state of Illinois passed a resolution in late February that called on the U.S. government to investigative the source of tens of thousands of organ transplants in China, many of them thought to have come from practitioners of Falun Gong who were murdered expressly for the purpose.

The legislature called the practice “revolting” and asked President Obamato “take all reasonable steps” to bring an end to it.

It also described the practice of Falun Gong, the circumstances of its persecution, and the state of human rights in China broadly.

Reports and evidence that practitioners of Falun Gong were harvested for their organs in China emerged starting in 2006. In that year a Canadian human rights attorney, David Matas, and a former parliamentarian, David Kilgour, published a reporting indicating that around 41,500 organs are suspected to have come from Falun Gong victims from 2000 to 2005.

Exclusive Video Interview with David Kilgour – Parts 1-5

DKA series of ten videos of an intimate one-on-one interview with the renowned former secretary of state on Organ Pillaging in China.

Mr. Kilgour speaks in-depth about the critical amounts of circumstantial evidence has been found and Kilgour & Matas have proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the trafficking of Falun Gong organs has taken place since 2001 and that systematic organ harvesting continues in occur in China.

Mr. Kilgour makes it clear that the The International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China will not rest until this inhuman commerce ends in China completely. Until the growing loss of face, often achieved through ‘naming and shaming’ the party-state, proves effective, other countries and their legislators have a responsibility to end complicity with this inhuman abuse by our own nationals.

Episodes:

● 50-60,000 Victims
● No Doubt
● Gao-Zhisheng
● Name and shame
● A method devised by Adolf Hitler

 

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David Kilgour’s speech to the Knesset of Israel

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Honourable members of the Knesset,

Permit me to thank you for the welcome given to the recent delegation from Canada.  The visit and our prime minister’s address to the Knesset were widely reported across our country.

Permit me to repeat four excerpts from the speech:

“Canada supports Israel fundamentally because it is right to do so … The special friendship between Canada and Israel is rooted in shared values … Israel is the only country in the Middle East which has long anchored itself in the ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law … when (universal values) are threatened anywhere, they are threatened everywhere.”

When human dignity is denied in a major way in China, it can threaten us all, so I hope the legislators and peoples in both our countries will do what is correct without misplaced fear.

All of us in the international coalition to end organ pillaging/trafficking in China can be pleased that you’re holding this important hearing.

Time is urgent; I am certain that men and women convicted of nothing are currently being killed in China so that their vital organs can be sold.

In China, Harvesting Organs Is Government Policy


1604715_1448001268750348_1716680129_nMEP Niccolò Rinaldi is a member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament.

Organ trafficking is one of the most important issues government agencies and human rights organizations are fighting on an international scale due to the international criminal networks which profit from the sale of human organs. One of the tragedies of the modern medical world is that involuntary organ transplant and organ harvesting is increasing as medical science finds new ways of extending life expectancy.  The removal of vital organs specifically for transplant, and sometimes medical research, without permission, is often, performed with the assistance of trained medical personnel yet without the donor’s consent..

This reality though becomes even more brutal when this criminal and inhuman activity is conducted with the government’s consent or even facilitation. This is the case of China, where organ harvesting from prisoners is an official government policy conducted at public hospitals.

During its plenary of the December 12, 2013, the European Parliament passed a Resolution on the serious human rights abuses in China, and more specifically violations related to organ transplants, which have recently come to light.  China is one of the leading countries worldwide regarding the execution of prisoners. It appears though that the Chinese government has transformed this fact into a multimillion dollar business.