Posts Tagged ‘transplant’

What Australia can do to avoid complicity in foreign transplant abuse

By David Matas Because of shortage of organs, patients in need of transplants wait endlessly and become desperate, spurring transplant tourism. The Government of China has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of international ethics. I and other researchers have concluded that these sources are mostly prisoners of conscience Christians, Buddhists,…

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Organ Transplants in China:Developments and Controversies

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.’’

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Attendees of American Transplant Congress 2007 Condemn the CCP’s Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)

American Transplant Congress 2007 is being held in San Francisco from May 5 to 9. Many attendees expressed that they learned about the CCP’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners from the organ transplant conference held in Boston. Many of them signed their names to call for the end of the organ harvesting in China.

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