Former director of the Asian Pacific Division of Canada's
Foreign Affairs Ministry Mr. David Kilgour talked with Chinese Embassy officials
on Friday, June 23, 2006 about entering China to investigate the CCP's live
organ removal from Falun Gong practitioners. The Chinese official was evasive
and dodged responsibility. Mr. Kilgour hoped that the investigation report of
CCP's live organ removal would generate enough international pressure, so
that China would open its doors to accept an investigation by international human
Mr. Kilgour: An underground network of Chinese
surgeons, nurses, and hospital administration staff are harvesting organs for
The investigation team's intention in meeting with Chinese
Embassy officials was to request an unrestricted fact-finding investigation on
the CCP's live organ removal from Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in
labor camps and concentration camps.
Mr. Kilgour said when a reporter from
the Edmonton Sun interviewed him, “I knew they weren't going to allow
me the type of access we need. But I'm hoping our report will generate enough
international pressure for them to let us in,”
Kilgour told the Sun that they
were investigating allegations that an underground network of Chinese surgeons,
nurses, and hospital administration staff are harvesting organs for sale. “Falun
Gong members are (allegedly) being held in pens, waiting to be butchered for the
highest bidder in need of a cornea, a kidney, or a heart.” Mr. Kilgour said.
Appalling evidence found and investigation report will be announced
The other member of the independent investigation team was well-known
international human rights attorney Mr. David Matas. He accepted the Falun Gong
practitioners' lawsuit against Jiang Zemin in March 2004. In two months,
he obtained lots of testimony from victims and related evidence.
eight weeks of investigation, evidence verification and talking with witnesses
in the U.S. and Canada, the investigation team will complete and release an investigation
report to the public on July 6. The convening evidence in the report includes
testimony of the former wife of a surgeon participating in removal of organs from
Falun Gong practitioners.
Mr. Kilgour said on June 22 that after talking to
witnesses in the U.S. and Canada, we have obtained lots of facts to be investigated
further and convening documents are available.
The Edmonton Sun carried
Mr. Kilgour's words, “Some of these organs are immensely expensive. This
is becoming an export business for China, and the world is doing nothing about
“I've heard of things being done to the Falun Gong prisoners so
horrifying I can't repeat them,” Kilgour said, adding China recently admitted
to the international community that its government executes Falun Gong prisoners.
David Kilgour hopes that a report documenting allegations of illegal
organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners will entice China to open its borders
to international human rights investigators.
Starting in March of this year, three witnesses have disclosed information
to The Epoch Times that the CCP's labor camps have been conducting
live organ removals from Falun Gong practitioners. On March 28, spokesperson Qin
Gang of the CCP's Foreign Ministry denied the existence of Sujiatun Concentration
Camp and invited reporters to visit. On May 2, Chinese Embassies denied visa applications
of three groups of investigators fromt he Coalition to Investigate the Persecution
of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG).
On the afternoon of May 8, former chairman
of Canada's Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the Committee of Foreign Affairs
and former director of the Asian Pacific Division of Canada's Foreign Affairs
Ministry, Mr. David Kilgour, along with well-known international human rights
attorney Mr. David Matas, announced that they will jointly lead the efforts to
investigate the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese
Communist Party. Seven Members of Parliament from the three major political parties
were also present to show their support.
Conservative Party (the ruling party)
Member of Parliament Rahim Jaffer said, “The stand of the Canadian government
is to encourage independent investigation to verify the allegations of live organ
On June 2, two investigators sent letters to the Chinese Embassy
and requested to go to China to conduct independent investigations.
23, Chinese Embassy officials met Mr. Kilgour and evaded the team's request
of “unrestricted” investigation.
Original article date: 26/June/2006