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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Peter MacKay's letter on Organ Harvesting

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay states his concerns about organ harvesting targeting Falun Gong practitioners in China in a letter he wrote to a practitioner.

The Canadian government is off to a good start. Let's just hope they'll keep on pushing!

Excerpt:

  • "We continue our active efforts to seek verification and corroboration with respect to allegations of organ harvesting from prisoners in China."
  • Canadian government officials have emphasized to the Chinese authorities their concern that all organ donations in China must take place with the free and informed consent of the donor, consistent with international norms.
  • "I can assure you that the Government of Canada will continue to express clearly its concerns regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms to the Chinese authorities." (more)



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