MP Michael Danby Questions Minister of Foreign Affairs Regarding Organ Harvest from Living People in China

Hon. Danby Questions, Member of Australian Parliament, recently questioned the
Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding organ harvest from living people in China.
Below are the questions.

(1) Has he seen the report by Dr Shizong Chen,
a former political prisoner in China now resident in Sweden, about the Sujiatun
prison camp in Liaoning Province which Dr Chen described as “as infamous
as Auschwitz and Dachau” and where he alleged more than 6,000 political and
religious dissidents have been killed and their body parts harvested, in some
cases (such as the removal of corneas), while the victims were still alive.

What information does he have about the Chinese practice of harvesting organs
from executed people or from people sentenced to labour camps and what steps has
he taken to inform himself about this issue.

(3) Has this issue been
raised at the Australia-China Human Rights Dialogue; if not, will he do so at
the next meeting.

(4) Has he taken other steps to raise this issue
with the Chinese authorities; if so, what are the details; if not, will he do

(5) Can he give an assurance that, in the event of a free trade
agreement being concluded between Australia and the People’s Republic of China,
there will be no possibility that organs harvested by the Chinese authorities
from executed persons or political prisoners will be imported into Australia.

Posting date: 20/May/2006
Original article date: 19/May/2006
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