Taiwan, Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas have already visited 15 countries and areas, calling upon governments to take actions to stop the CCP’s crime. Mr. Kilgour also called upon the government to boycott the Olympic Games, which will be held in China in 2008, if the CCP doesn’t stop the crime of harvesting organs.
Former Canadian Secretary of State David Kilgour and international human rights attorney David Matas gave a talk and answered questions about their investigative report on organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to a group of reporters, politicians, experts and scholars at the Newsmaker Breakfast at the National Press Club of Canada.
September 29, 2006, the United States Congress held its first hearing on allegations of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Four witnesses testified at the hearing. More than 100 people, including House representatives, legislative assistants, officials and advisers from the US government, and reporters attended the hearing.
After successfully visiting Canberra and Sydney and holding seminars there, on August 21, 2006, Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, and David Kilgour, one of the two authors of the “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” traveled to Melbourne, their third stop in Australia.
Recently, a seminar on organ harvesting was held at the New South Wales State Parliament. The seminar was hosted by Phil Glendenning, director of the Edmund Rice Center. Former Canadian Secretary of State, David Kilgour and Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, were the keynote speakers.
Former Canadian secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific David Kilgour and vice-president of the European parliament Edward McMillan-Scott were invited to visit Australia. Their objective is to report to Australian political circles and the public about their investigations into the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Further support for an end to organ harvesting came in a statement this week referring to the Matas-Kilgour report, when the U.S. National Kidney Foundation said it “is deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding the procurement of organs and tissues through coercive or exploitative practices abroad, or practices which violate worldwide human rights standards.”
Two senior parliamentarians – one from Europe, the other from Canada – have called on the United Nations to investigate startling allegations that the Chinese government killed thousands of Falun Gong practioners and harvested their organs for sale.
David Kilgour was a member of the Canadian Parliament for 26 years until January this year. During that time he served in many roles including Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific in the years 2002 and 2003. Prior to entering parliament Mr Kilgour practiced law, worked as Crown Prosecutor in Manitoba.
The CCP has a 60-year history of suppression and killing through decades of brutal campaigns from the Great Leap Forward, to the Cultural Revolution, to the Tiananmen Square student massacre. It has frequently denied proven atrocities. Yet, why do some Chinese media in Canada continue to carry their denials instead of demanding that they cease these practices?