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Monday, August 30, 2010

China's trade in organs booming

The Age: Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas accuses the Chinese regime of continuing a bloody harvest of much-needed human organs, killing up to 10,000 death-row inmates and political prisoners each year.

In Melbourne this week for a United Nations conference on global health, Mr. Matas said the main victims were Falun Gong followers, taken from forced labour camps where members of the group, which is banned in China, are sent for ''re-education''.

Earlier evidence he compiled pointed to foreign (mostly Asian) patients travelling to China for transplants.

China reluctantly acknowledged last year that the bodies of executed prisoners have been used to harvest organs, but despite it promising to crack down on the practice, a thriving trade remains. Read more...

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