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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Australian organ tourists drive sinister trade

ABC: Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas says he has uncovered evidence of organ harvesting from death row inmates and political prisoners in China.

He says evidence suggests that most of the 10,000 organ transplants which happen each year in China are the result of organ harvesting.

"We had investigators phoning in to Chinese hospitals, asking the hospitals if they had organs of Falun Gong practitioners to sell and we get admissions throughout China, which we have on tape saying, 'Yes we do', or 'No we don't, but you can go to this hospital'," he said.

"We've got these advertisements for short waiting times on hospital wait sites at big prices and the short waiting times mean somebody's being killed for their organs on demand when the patients arrive." Read more...

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