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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Illicit Organ Harvesting in China Highlighted at International Conference

Epoch Times -The report, first published in July 2006, concluded that the Chinese authorities had been systematically killing practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual belief, for their organs. “The organs were being sold by Chinese hospitals to patients worldwide in need of transplants,” Matas said in his speech. The conclusion, he said, was based on evidence ranging from photos, recorded phone interviews with Chinese hospitals, official statistics and witness accounts, as detailed in the report.

According to the Kilgour-Matas report, China’s organ transplants soared since 2001, coinciding with the Chinese authorities’ crackdown and mass arrests of Falun Gong practitioners. The PRC’s official statistics indicate that the source of 41,500 transplants between 2000 and 2005 is unexplained. In several recorded phone calls, hospitals in China admitted to using Falun Gong practitioners’ organs for transplants, the report said. More...

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