ENDING ORGAN TOURISM TO CHINA —BY DAVID KILGOUR

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. 17-23 August, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosting Congress In 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers seemingly bizarre but persistent claims of organ pillaging/trafficking from Falun Gong practitioners. We released two…

DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

NOTES FOR REMARKS ON NEW UPDATE ON ‘BLOODY HARVEST’ AND ‘THE SLAUGHTER’ Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. European Parliament, Brussels 29 June, 2016 For at least 15 years across China, there has been regime-sanctioned pillaging and trafficking in the vital organs of prisoners of conscience—overwhelmingly from practitioners of Falun Gong, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs and house…

Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal Practice

BY ETHAN GUTMANN, AUTHOR OF THE SLAUGHTER Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats 2:00 pm, June 23, 2016 in Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building: “Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal Practice” ► WATCH WEBCAST…

Deerpark Passes Resolution in Support of H.Res. 281

1401130486681BY GITTEL EVANGELIST I TIMES HERALD-RECORD

On Oct. 6, the Town of Deerpark became the latest local municipality to pass a resolution in support of H.Res. 281. The House bill calls on China to “end the practice of organ harvesting from prisoners, and particularly from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups.”

“We felt it was a very important issue,” Deerpark Supervisor Karl Brabenec said, “because we are human beings, like everyone else, and if there are atrocities such as those occurring in China because of people’s beliefs, that is just unacceptable. This is something that needs to be addressed on a local, national and international level.”

Deerpark is home to Dragon Springs, a 427-acre retreat for Falun Gong refugees and Chinese performance artists that features a temple, auditorium, residence halls, meditation halls, library and classrooms; the development, which began in 2001, currently has a maximum occupancy of just over 300 people – but it’s hard to say exactly how many people Dragon Springs actually serves, because Falun Gong has no formal membership or leaders to speak on their behalf. A number of adherents who live in the greater Orange County area are not part of Dragon Springs.