PUBLIC STATEMENT ON FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA – RAOUL WALLENBERG CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The following is Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ public statement on forced organ harvesting in China — 2017 The state-sanctioned organ pillaging particularly targeting the most vulnerable group in China, and especially singling out the Falun Gong is a standing assault on human rights, the Rule of Law, and China’s international treaty obligations. In a word,…

HOSTING CHINESE TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

BY DAVID MATAS Chinese transplant professionals and health officials have made an effort to be engaged in international transplant events. Chinese government spokesman Huang Jiefu and others were active participants in The Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong in August 2016 and the Vatican sponsored Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on organ trafficking and transplant…

2017 FREEDOM HOUSE REPORT “THE BATTLE FOR CHINA’S SPIRIT” INCLUDES FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING

In the Chapter “The money trail: Expenditures, exploitation, and organ harvesting”, the report states, “It is in the context of dehumanizing propaganda, severe abuse in custody, and economic inducements that the ultimate form of financial exploitation has been reported: the killing of Falun Gong detainees and the extraction of their organs to be sold at…

WORLD FIRST – LIVER INTERNATIONAL RETRACTS CHINESE ARTICLE AND PLACES LIFETIME BAN ON AUTHORS

The Guardian – Medical Journal to Retract Paper Over Concerns Organs Came from Executed Prisoners   Science Magazine – Study Retraction Reignites Concern Over China’s Possible Use of Prisoner Organs   The BMJ – Journal Retracts Chinese Paper Because Transplanted Livers Couldn’t Be Traced   China says it has stopped harvesting organs, but evidence belies…

2016 — CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA ANNUAL REPORT

Excerpts relating to organ harvesting in China: Huang Jiefu, a senior Chinese health official, announced in late 2014 that harvesting organs from executed prisoners would completely cease on January 1, 2015, but he later characterized death row prisoners as citizens who were eligible to give consent to organ donation. In November 2015, Huang again affirmed the…

USCIRF 2016 report: ‘Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners are particularly targeted for organ harvesting.’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) just released their 2016 report. In its China chapter, it states that, “Based on statements from Chinese health officials, the long-standing practice of harvesting organs from prisoners was to end on January 1, 2015. However, many human rights advocates believe the practice continues. Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners…