New Independent Report Concludes Falun Gong Organs Being Harvested, Victims Killed

"I don’t think anyone can have any doubt that this
unbelievable practice is continuing"

(7/July/2006) – A 45-page
investigative report was released today in North America that addresses allegations
of organ harvesting from Falun Gong detainees; the Falun Dafa Information Center
is calling the report, "vitally important." Coauthored by former Canadian
Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights attorney David
Matas, the report draws "the regrettable conclusion that the allegations
are true."

Speaking with the press, Kilgour said that, "I don’t
think anyone can have any doubt that this unbelievable practice is continuing…
They take both kidneys, then the heart and the skin and the corneas and the liver,
and your body is then thrown in the incinerator."

The report identifies
the perpetrators specifically as "the government of China and its agencies
in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centres
and ‘people’s courts’."

"The allegations here are so shocking
that they are almost impossible to believe," the report states. "[They]
represent a grotesque form of evil which, despite all the depravations humanity
has seen, would be new to this planet. The very horror makes us reel back in disbelief.
But that disbelief does not mean that the allegations are untrue."

and Matas spent weeks gathering and verifying evidence for the report, interviewing
witnesses, and attempting travel to China. The Chinese Embassy did not accede
to the team’s request for travel to China for investigative purposes. The report
also details at length the team’s methods of investigation and the process of
evaluating evidence.

"Our conclusion comes not from any one single
item of evidence, but rather the piecing together of all the evidence we have
considered. Each portion of the evidence we have considered is, in itself, verifiable
and, in most cases, incontestable. Put together, they paint a damning whole picture.
It is their combination that has convinced us."

The Information Center
welcomes the recommendations made in the report-which include diplomatic pressure
and stronger measures to prevent crimes against humanity such as organ harvesting
in China-and hopes that other governments will join Canadian officials in considering

"This kind of independent investigation is absolutely vital,"
says Falun Dafa Information Center spokesman Erping Zhang. "These organ harvesting
crimes are so horrific that, sadly, what is preventing many organizations and
nations around the world from pressuring China to open the doors of its labor
camps immediately is the disbelief that such crimes are possible in this day and
age. But under the direction of the Chinese Communist regime, they do take place
and many continue to die."

The full report, which includes interview
transcripts, can be downloaded at:


In July of 1999 China’s autocratic Communist Party launched an unlawful
campaign of arrests, violence, and propaganda with the intent of "eradicating"
the apolitical practice; it is believed certain communist leaders feared the influence
of the practice’s 100 million adherents. The campaign has since grown in violence
and scope, with millions having been detained or sent to forced labor camps. The
Center has verified details of over 2,800 deaths and over 63,000 cases of torture
and abuse in custody. Falun Gong is a traditional-style Buddhist "qigong"
practice, with roots in the Chinese heritage of cultivating the mind/body for
health and spiritual growth.

Posting date: 7/July/2006
article date: 7/July/2006
Category: Media Release


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