The Taiwanese Vice President, Ms. Annette Lu, met the two Canadian independent
investigators, Mr. David Kilgour and Mr. David Matas, on October 13, 2006 and
paid close attention to the report concerning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)
organ harvesting from living people. Ms. Lu said in an interview on October 14,
that based on this report, many organs were harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners
imprisoned in China. If it is true, it is a horrible situation. She believed that
no one would accept an organ transplant if he knew that the source of the donor
organ was of this type.
Ms. Lu attended a human rights forum on October 14 and
said after the meeting, "We want to tell citizens of the severity of the
issue, because it has a direct relation with the Taiwanese people." Many
Taiwanese patients think that it is hard to get organs in Taiwan, so they go to
China. But they don’t know where the organs in China are from.
that after learning further information, related government departments, including
the Legislative Council, would discuss the issue and take actions on the CCP’s
live organ harvesting.
Mr. David Matas, international human rights lawyer,
and Mr. David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, published
their report on July 6, 2006, "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting
of Falun Gong Practitioners in China." Accompanied by the deputy director
of the Chinese Human Rights Association, Su Yu-chen, and the director of the International
Judicial Justice Association, Chu Wan-chi, Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas visited Ms.
Lu at 2:00 p.m. on October 13.
In the half-hour meeting, Ms. Lu told the
two investigators that she has read the independent investigation report and felt
that the situation is China is horrible. She was shocked, but she believed that
the CCP could commit such a crime.
Mr. Kilgour explained that it was an
independent investigation and his trip to the United Nations, Europe, the US,
and Asia has caught people’s attention in each place. Everyone should think about
how to have the CCP stop the horrible atrocity. Ms. Lu said that the issue especially
related to Taiwanese patients who wish to receive organ transplants overseas,
and she would provide necessary assistance to the investigators. She asked them
what help is needed. Mr. Matas suggested that Ms. Lu coordinate government agencies
to spread the news and take necessary actions on this issue.
The two investigators
reminded the Taiwanese people that they should know that the donors for those
Taiwanese patients receiving organ transplants in China are possibly victims of
the CCP’s live organ harvesting. Taiwanese people should know the facts.
Original article date: 16/Oct/2006
Category: World News