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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ireland: Chinese envoy quizzed on organ claims

This is a step in the right direction and hopefully the meeting will bear some fruit -- Beijing is sure to hear about it. The strong message that the perpertrators of these atrocities are subject to face the International Criminal Court sooner than later will echo far and wide.

AFP: China's ambassador to Ireland is to be asked to appear before an all-party parliamentary committee to discuss claims his country's authorities have been harvesting human organs from prisoners, according to a statement.

The committee is also asking Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern to raise the issue with his Chinese counterpart at a meeting of the ongoing EU-China dialogue on human rights.

The report alleged that "the Chinese Government has over the past half decade put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience" and "simultaneously seized their vital organs for sale at high prices". (more)

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