SYDNEY, 16 April 2015 (Falun Dafa Association) – A photo opportunity and interview with survivors with first-hand accounts from Chinese detention centres/labour camps will be presented to the public.
On May 9, at a council debate, David Shoebridge, John Kay, and Jan Barham, three Greens members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the council. The petition calls for action to be taken to stop the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners, to make laws to forbid Australian citizens to have illegal organ transplants in other countries, and to stop training surgeons from other countries for illegal organ harvesting.
The Australian Senate unanimously passed a motion on March 21 urging the government to oppose the practice of organ harvesting in China. The motion was introduced before the 76-member Upper House of the Australian Parliament by Senator John Madigan from the Democratic Labor Party.
You are invited to hear the latest in mounting research regarding live organ harvesting in China.
This talk will provide insight into the current political context of this practice, and how it
The dawn of the 21st century has brought with it a new kind of evil – the mass harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience. We are confronted with not only a few acts of murder, but murders that are systematic and committed on a large scale, sanctioned by the world’s largest remaining communist regime. This is the tragedy of organ harvesting in China, where victims’ organs are forcibly harvested and sold for profit.
Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province is one of the most economically developed mega-cities in China. It is also the centre of China’s organ transplant industry. Guangzhou is one of the cities in which the persecution of Falun Gong is the most severe. Various government organizations are suspected of implementing the organ harvesting of live Falun Gong practitioners on a massive industrial scale. This report provides leads to be pursued in uncovering hard evidence of these crimes, to help judicial bodies around the world bring the guilty parties to justice.
In the past year, allegations of organ harvesting from nonconsenting Falun Gong prisoners have emerged again, further raising concerns about possible abuses in China’s organ transplant industry. In December 2008, the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) indicated in its report on China that the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, had noted ‘‘an increase in
organ transplant operations coincides with the ‘beginning of the persecution of [Falun Gong practitioners],’ ’’ and had urged the Chinese government to provide ‘‘a full explanation of the source of organ transplants.’’
Practitioners of Falun Gong were forbidden to communicate openly. Yet as the guards motioned for them to begin walking, Wang felt the group fall into step like a gentle migrating herd. He looked down at the red earth, streaked with straw and human waste, to the barren mountains on the horizon. Whatever lay ahead, Wang knew they were not afraid.
China’s human rights record is again under scrutiny, this time at an International Transplantation Congress in Sydney. A Canadian human rights lawyer says he has new evidence of forced organ removals from prisoners and Falun Gong practitioners in China.
American Dr Erping Zhang and Canadian David Matas will be in Australia from 4th to 17th August and will present at various functions in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra on issues relating to China’s Internet control, abusive organ sourcing, human rights, religious freedom and the Olympics.