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State-sanctioned organ harvesting in China implicates millions 11/12/2015

Organ harvesting A new report by the WOIPFG (World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong) shows that organ harvesting is taking place on a large scale in China and is state-sanctioned, with involvement of military and armed police hospitals, as well as public security and judicial systems. The WOIPFG has determined the scale of this crime again on the basis of the total kidney transplants taking place between 2000 and 2014. This number is now estimated at 3 million, implicating millions of prisoners of conscience being victims.


Australia: Primetime TV documentary shines harsh light on China's organ harvesting practices 23/05/2015

Organ harvesting ( Human Harvest: China's Organ Trafficking, a 25-minute documentary on China's practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs, was aired during primetime on April 7th on SBS One's “Dateline,” the longest-running international current affairs programme in Australia.

The award-winning documentary put a harsh spotlight on the practice of killing on demand, something that Party officials go to great lengths to cover up and deny. Multiple Australian media agencies published follow-up stories the next day.

DAFOH: Doctors reject sugar coating on China’s organ transplant business 08/05/2015

Organ harvesting ( Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), the medical watchdog organisation monitoring abuses in organ transplantation surgery, said that the international community should be wary of China’s recent promise to end the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners.

The Chinese government has a longstanding record of secrecy, misleading numbers and contradictory statements, and despite mounting evidence and international demands to stop organ harvesting abuses, Beijing has refused to acknowledge the illegal harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience.


List of organisations and Individuals involved in forced live organ harvesting released 27/03/2015

Organ harvesting ( The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) has investigated organisations and individuals who are involved in harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners since the disclosure of the atrocity in China in 2006. WOIPFG recently announced a list of 865 hospitals and 9,500 medical professionals involved.


Chinese officer: Jiang Zemin ordered organ harvesting 27/01/2015

Key individuals (Epoch Times) A secretly recorded phone call by a group that investigates human rights abuses in China may shed light on a crucial question: did a former leader of the Chinese Communist Party directly order the genocide, by cruel and unusual means, of a religious group?

Open letter from Doctors Against Organ Harvesting to the UN Human Rights Commissioner 02/01/2015

Organ harvesting Washington DC, December 10th, 2014 – Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, DAFOH, the international human rights group made up of physicians and advocates for ethical organ procurement, has penned an open letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling on him to use his influence to oppose and end the People’s Republic of China’s practice of involuntary extraction of organs from executed prisoners and prisoners of conscience.


Film on organ harvesting wins best documentary 22/12/2014

Organ harvesting By Zhou Hang, Epoch Times and Zhang Xiaoqing, Epoch Times

Davids and Goliath, a film about organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China, won Best Documentary at the 9th Hamilton Film Festival in Hamilton, Canada.

Organ transplantation experience in China is ultimate horror story 12/12/2014

Organ harvesting By Lu Chen, Epoch Times

A Taiwanese patient received a matched liver and a matched kidney within only a month in a hospital in a city in northern China, according to an exclusive interview on October 30th by the New York-based, Chinese-language television network New Tang Dynasty.


Organ harvesting in China 'a hugely important Issue,' says Canadian minister Jason Kenney 15/11/2014

Organ harvesting ( At a recent forum at the City of Ottawa Archives, David Matas, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer, suggested that Canada should strengthen medical ethics, establish legislation to bar organ trades, condemn organ harvesting in China, and resist ideological infiltration from the Chinese regime's Confucius Institutes.


Practitioner suspected to have died from organ harvesting ten years ago 26/09/2014

Deaths ( Mr Fan Xuejun died as a result of persecution while imprisoned 10 years ago. His family suspected that he died from organ harvesting when they inspected his body. However, under huge pressure, they did not have the courage to expose their findings at the time.


Italian medical community changes pace in fight against international organ trafficking 11/08/2014

Organ harvesting The world is acting quickly to counter the international traffic organs and Italy is in the game.

Only three days ago, on July 9th, the Council of Europe adopted the first convention to combat human organs traffic, encouraging a “close international cooperation between Member States [of the Council] and non-member states.”

Yesterday at the Italian Parliament  the First Symposium on Ethics in transplantation was held, which gathered together doctors, lawyers and institutions with the same goal: promoting ethical standards and legislative actions to eradicate an illegal phenomenon that involves the entire planet.


European Parliament passes resolution against organ harvesting atrocities by the Chinese regime 16/01/2014

Organ harvesting The European Parliament passed a resolution on December 12th, 2013, condemning "systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from...prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners." The resolution calls upon member states to publicly condemn the gruesome practice, and ensure that all of those involved are prosecuted.