Whose organ do you have?
Based on the newly-released U.N. Committee Against Torture's report on China (see link below), the world still awaits for a sensible response from Beijing as to harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience, Falun Gong practitioners in particular. In spite of open admission by China's Vice Health Minister that over 95% of transplanted organs are from prisoners and laws have been passed to halt the practice, the grim conditions remain and its market is mainly for overseas patients. Besides the U.N. report, independent investigators such as David Matas, a renowned attorney for Canadian Amnesty International, and David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia Pacific and Crown Prosecutor, have also released their own report (see link below).
In case if you have had an organ transplant, do you know where it came from? Comments are welcome!
1. "U.N. Committee Against Torture Report on China"
2. "Torture, though on decline, remains widespread in China, UN expert reports"
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3. "BLOODY HARVEST - Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China"
by David Matas, Esq. and Hon. David Kilgour, Esq.
4. "China's Gruesome Organ Harvest - The whole world isn't watching. Why not?"
by Ethan Gutmann
11/24/2008, Volume 014, Issue 10