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BY DAVID MATAS — International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress, Vienna, Austria Before I launch directly into the topic of my talk, I want to say a bit about our location, Sigmund Freud University, in Vienna. Over the centuries, the Jewish community diaspora in Europe was the victim of discrimination, not just in…
BY PERTHNOW Western Australia’s politicians and business leaders are being called on to help stop the mass slaughter of China’s political prisoners for organ harvesting. Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas will talk at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday. Mr Matas is…
BY EPOCH TIMES
ROME—The congress of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO) concluded in Siena, Italy, end September. Doctors and professional workers shared with the public the reality of a sensitive issue. From one side, Italy is one of the most advanced medical countries in the world, from another side, there is still poor information about the illegal organs’ market, which flourishes in some regions of the world.
Speakers who took turns on stage showed the same desire: give an organ to about 9,000 patients on the Italian waiting list. “We could do more,” said Professor Franco Citterio, SITO President, during an interview with Epoch Times. “We see that when people are informed, the number of donations increases.”
Professor Citterio recalled the 20th anniversary of Nicholas Green’s death – the 7 year old American boy killed by mistake by the Mafia in southern Italy. His parents’ altruistic decision to donate his organs, saving thus seven people, was widely publicized by media. The donation figures increased dramatically in Italy from that day, which reached 2,841 transplants in 2013.
Ruslana 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.”