The Australian: Body parts ‘harvested from live inmates’

From correspondents in Ottawa
July 07, 2006

A former Canadian cabinet member and a human rights lawyer issued a report overnight alleging China harvests organs from unwilling live prison inmates, mostly Falun Gong practitioners, for transplants on a large scale.

The report’s authors, Canada’s former Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific region David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas, implicated dozens of hospitals and jails throughout China after a two-month investigation.

The pair also identified some 41,500 suspect transplants in China since 2000, saying they were unable to track the source of the organs used.

“We believe that there has been and continues today to be large scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners,” they wrote in their report.

“This is a form of evil that we have yet to see on this planet, a new form of evil,” Mr Matas told reporters overnight.

Posting date: 9/July/2006
Original article date: 7/July/2006
Category: Media Report


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