CHINA 'STILL EXECUTING PRISONERS FOR ORGANS'
March 11, 2008: the killing of persecuted groups in Chinese military hospitals so that their organs can be harvested for sale may still be continuing, a former politician who investigated the issue said. A 2007 report exposed that China was not only harvesting organs from prisoners on death row but also adherents of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, many of whom were detained without trial. Report author and former Canadian Secretary of State David Kilgour told a conference at Cambridge University that he believed the tainted organs were still being sold to rich Chinese.
He said: "The party-state in China and its agencies have killed thousands of Falun Gong practitioners, without any form of prior trial, and then sold their vital organs for large sums of money, often to 'organ tourists' from wealthy countries." "Despite this practice being banned, there is concern that organs seized from Falun Gong practitioners will now go to wealthy Chinese patients instead, with the hideous commerce thus continuing in the same volumes."
The report cites 41,500 unexplained organ transplants from 2000 to 2005 that do not come from convicted executed prisoners, the brain-dead or family donors. (Sources: Epoch Times, 18/03/2008)