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Monday, January 17, 2011

China’s Illicit Organ Trade Continues Unabated to include Falun Gong, Christians, Tibetans, Uighurs, and others

Ethan Guttman: China's Gruesome Organ Harvest - The world isn't watching. Why not?

ET: David Matas (author of Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for their organs) says the practice has actually increased since then. “If anything the discrepancy is increasing, because the death penalty is going down and transplant volumes are going up. So if you look at it simply in terms of death penalty statistics and volume of transplants, then we’d have to conclude that the problem is not just continuing but getting worse.”

The regime admitted in 2005 that it had been harvesting the organs of prisoners on death row, a practice that started in the mid-1980s.

In remarks given at given at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China roundtable in June 2010, author Ethan Gutmann said that the theft of organs has spread from the Falun Gong population to imprisoned Uighurs, Christians, and Tibetans.

In “China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest,” Gutmann interviewed several Falun Gong practitioners who had been blood- and organ-tested while incarcerated to gage their suitability as a donor—something Matas says is still going on. Full article at Epoch Times

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