During recent days, Australia media, including Sydney Morning Herald,
Time, The Australian and ABC, covered the investigation report
of Canadian independent investigation team of David Matas, international human
rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for
Canada. The report was released on July 6 and concluded that there truly exists
large scale seizing of vital organs from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners in
Australian Greens, Bob Brown issued press release on July 11, 2006 on CCP's
live organ harvesting.
Foreign Minister Downer should seek an independent
investigation of claims that Chinese political prisoners are killed to provide
organ transplants in the international market, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
Canadian report claiming Falun Gong and other prisoners' organs are sold
to provide foreigners with heart, lung, kidney and other transplants, coupled
with evidence that Australians go to China to receive organs is alarming,” Senator
“The Chinese authorities would welcome the air being cleared.
The Australian government should seek permission to, either directly or through
the United Nations, have forensic experts go to China's jails and medical
institutions to check the claims,” Senator Brown said.
“The Australian government
should rule out the inclusion of human blood and human organs in the Free trade
Agreement it is currently negotiating with China.”
“The claims about organ
harvesting in China are shocking. The Australian Government must rule out the
inclusion of any human blood or tissue from the China Australia FTA,” Senator
Posting date: 18/July/2006
article date: 17/July/2006