Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee Supports US Condemnation of Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES Last year, approximately 20,000 people from U.S. Congressional District 39 in California signed a petition to support a house resolution condemning forced organ harvesting in China. This district is represented by Ed Royce, who also chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Currently 142 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle…

Film Exposing Forced Organ Harvesting in China Wins UK Award

BY EPOCH TIMES LONDON—A documentary about the killing of tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience for their organs has won the 2015 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) award for best international investigative documentary. It follows the film’s receipt of aprestigious Peabody award earlier this year. On winning the most recent award, director Leon…

ABC Radio National Report: ‘Hard To Believe’ the Movie

BY RADIO NATIONAL via HARDTOBELIEVEMOVIE.COM Radio National lately interviewed Professor Katrina Bramstedt of Bond University, a transplant ethicist and participant in Hard To Believe. The transcript of her interview is presented here and the full recording can be found on Radio National website. Andrew West: As Australia prepares to step up business with China after…

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…

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…

The One Question Xi Jinping Doesn’t Want to Answer on His First Visit to the US

BY DAFOH Washington, Sept. 24, 2015 — Will Xi Jinping end the ongoing forced organ harvesting of the Falun Gong, the Christians, Catholics, Tibetans and other religious and minority groups in China? Pope Francis described the trade in organs a crime against humanity, calling for an end of the immoral practice. Xi Jinping is in…

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…

Urging China’s President Xi To Stop State-Sponsored Human Rights Abuses

BY CECC Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 210 Washington, DC 20515 | Friday, September 18, 2015 – 2:00pm-4:00pm EST As President Obama prepares to host Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) will hold a hearing to examine the critical human rights and rule of law issues that…

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…