His problem? The show's U.S.-based owner acknowledges that it buys the cadavers it displays from China, a country known to sell the corpses of executed prisoners (like persecuted members of the Falun Gong movement, maybe?) for organ harvesting.
With a closed society like China, Matas argued, there is no way to confirm the provenance of the exhibition's materials.
And given his award-winning research into the Chinese Falun Gong issue, he thinks the Seattle city council did the right thing last month when it voted to bar Bodies from returning to the city, where, admittedly, it had visited twice before.