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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Kilgour tours Brusells EU, Berlin, London and Washington DC presenting Report on Organ Harvesting from living Falun Gong

There is no issue in Communist China today that is more troubling than the harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience, particularly the well-known cases of Falun Gong practitioners. Equally troubling is the moral predicament in which many participating surgeons have found themselves trapped. They vowed to dedicate their lives to saving people, but now are helpless accomplices to state-sanctioned murder. To understand exactly why and what has happened over the years, take a look at this enlightened piece from CBC titled 'Falun Gong: A young spiritual discipline with a turbulent history'.

Meanwhile in Canada, former Member of Parliament David Kilgour and renowned human rights lawyer David Matas recently published a report on their findings regarding the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.

“We have concluded that the government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centers and ‘people’s courts,’ since 1999 have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. Their vital organs, including hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas, were virtually simultaneously seized involuntarily for sale at high prices, sometimes to foreigners, who normally face long waits for voluntary donations of such organs in their home countries.” (full report).

Here's an update on their effort to deliver the report where it matters.

News Update

Canadians Lead in Investigation of Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China

Kilgour on tour to present report at European Parliament and in Berlin,London and Washington, D.C.

July 13, 2006 (Brussels) David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) of Canada, on Wednesday made a presentation to the Delegation of the European Parliament to China in Brussels on the investigation report into organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China co-authored by Mr. Kilgour himself and Mr. David Matas, international human rights lawyer from Winnipeg, Canada.

Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas' independent report found that vital organs are being seized from detained Falun Gong practitioners across China. At the same time, a Vice-President of the European Parliament, the Hon. Edward McMillan-Scott, reported on his organ harvesting fact-finding trip to China in May 2006. The two reports on the organ harvesting issue complement each other.

Today, Mr. Kilgour, joined by Mr. McMillan-Scott, appeared at a press conference in Brussels to further detail their investigation on the crime of organ harvesting occurring in Communist China.

Mr. Kilgour will be presenting the report in Berlin, London and Washington, D.C. over the next week.

To contact Mr. Kilgour in Europe:

Waltraud (German): 011 49 173 313 55 32 (Mobile)

For Friday (July 14) Zek (UK): 011 44 7910 785 079 (Mobile)

Next Monday and Tuesday (July 17, 18)

Related Article:

EP Vice-President's Investigative Report on Organ Harvesting in China

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