Publications, Press Releases

  • Finnish Newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet: "A new kind of evil on this Earth”

    Matas and Kilgour wrote in this report: “According to what we have found out so far, we come to the tragic conclusions that the allegations are true. We believe there is organ harvesting on a large scale and that huge numbers of Falun Gong practitioners have had their organs removed without their consent.” During a press conference on July 6th in Ottawa, while announcing the publication of his report, David Matas said: “This is a new kind of evil that has never been seen on this Earth.”
  • Czech Newspaper Prague Daily Monitor: Falun Gong protests against the CCP’s persecution

    Prague Daily Monitor reported on July 20th that about twenty Falun Gong practitioners from Czechoslovakia and other countries gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Prague to protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. On Thursday night, supporters of Falun Gong lit candles to mourn the Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death by the CCP. Protesters also simulated the organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese prisons.
  • German Newspaper (Stern): Detained Falun Gong practitioners murdered for their organs in China

    A human rights association published that thousands of Falun Gong members were without legal cause detained in slave labour camps. Two human rights activists who researched the matter discovered this hot news. From listening to a number of different phone conversations, it was found that a government representative promised fast delivery of organs at a hospital. The former wife of a surgeon said that her former husband had removed 2,000 corneas over a period of 2 years.
  • Czech Newspaper Prague Daily Monitor: Falun Gong protests against the CCP’s persecution

    Prague Daily Monitor reported on July 20th that about twenty Falun Gong practitioners from Czechoslovakia and other countries gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Prague to protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. The article reported that the CCP began its persecution of Falun Gong on the same day seven years ago. The protest lasted for twenty-four hours. Protesters first read a letter which protested against the CCP’s violation of human rights. Afterwards, they intended to hand the letter in to the Chinese Embassy but did not succeed.
  • Express.de (German Media): Human rights activist: China murders prisoners for organ harvesting

    The two human rights activists put together their findings after a two-month investigation. The former state secretary, responsible for Asia and the Pacific, David Kilgour, and the attorney David Matas based their results on telephone conversations with prison camps and hospitals that performed transplants. The official representatives for these institutions promised a speedy delivery of organs. Besides that, the former wife of a Chinese surgeon said that her former husband had removed over 2,000 corneas from human eyes over a period of two years".
  • Report from De Morgen (Belgium): ‘Falun Gong followers are being killed for their organs’

    That the Falun Gong movement, under persecution in China since July 1999, is subject to virulent repression is nothing new. Hundreds of thousands of people have disappeared within the past few years for a long time, thrown into labour camps, in many cases without any form of trial, but via the convenience of ‘administrative detention’, which approves this kind of deprivation of freedom ... The allegations the two Canadians have formulated in their new report even goes a step further. According to them, Falun Gong followers are being killed only for their organs, and are then being cremated.
  • Swedish Daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet:“We Can Not Turn a Blind Eye to the Crime of Organ Harvesting"

    "The condition of prisoners in China is increasingly well known but it is only in recent months that a particular mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners has come to light, namely the selection of prisoners for 'reverse-match' organ and tissue transplants, leading to their deaths. This is genocide, as defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide".
  • St. Galler Journal (Switzerland): Asylum applicant with HSG degree

    "She also tells of her mother, who introduced her daughter to Falun Gong and who is detained in a Chinese prison for one and a half years. Falun Gong has been banned in China since 1999. She has not heard anything from her mother since that year. She has fought for her release with signature campaigns. Xiaoyang Wang explained that her father had warned her not to return to China. At the same time, he asked her to also watch out for herself in Switzerland. The arm of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a long reach".
  • German Newspaper (Frankfurter Rundschua) on Kilgour Report into Organ Harvesting

    The report includes translations of phone calls with staff members in prisons and clinics, who admit that Falun Gong members are used as a living organ bank. The report also disclosed that there are no surviving victims who can expose the truth. The “scene of the crime” leaves no trace, because the victims are cremated. China has not opened its doors for an inspection to put the accusation to rest. The Canadian regime will investigate the accusations.
  • Report in German Newspaper Buersche Zeitung: "More and more people practice Falun Gong"

    “The means of brainwashing in Shanghai labour camp is very sly. They don’t beat people. The guards are kind and friendly to Falun Gong practitioners on the surface. But every Falun Gong practitioner is arranged to stay alone in a squadron of prisoners. A dozen prisoners watch one practitioner day and night. They never punish Falun Gong practitioners but punish the watchers. If practitioners do not give up their belief, the labour camp does not let them do their chores of daily life, but let the watchers do it for them".
  • Belgian News Agency Reports on China's Illegal Organ Trade

    "(BELGA) Since 1999, the Chinese government has executed an unknown number of adherents of the spiritual movement Falun Gong in various places in the country, especially in hospitals, forced labour camps and prisons. Without any written consent, their vital organs are also sold for high prices to foreigners. This is claimed by David Kilgour, former Canadian MP, and David Matas, international human rights lawyer. In Brussels today, thursday, Kilgour presented an independent investigation report, in which they claim to reveal indisputable evidence about the illegal organ trade."
  • AFP Photo Report: Report Exposing Organ Harvesting from Living People in China

  • Norwegian National Media Reports on CCP's Trade in Organs Harvested from Falun Gong Practitioners

    Kilgour and Matas point to the difficulty trying to prove the allegations, as a result of them being denied permission to travel to China to do this research. However "everything seems to point to the fact that thousands of prisoners are having their organs removed forcefully without consent, to become items for transplantations. Thereafter the prisoner dies, are cremated and all evidence is removed" according to NRK. According to NRK, the report further says that, "many arrested Falun Gong-practitioners are missing, and nobody knows what happened to them. It is likely that many of these have had their organs removed".
  • German Newspaper Reports on a Falun Gong Parade

    On July 2nd, German newspaper Buersche Zeitun published an article entitled “Falun Gong protest to call for attention to human rights in China.” The article reported on a Falun Gong parade held in Gelsenkirchen where a World Cup quarter final game was held. The report said that Falun Gong has become well-known worldwide since the persecution started in China and more and more people have come to practice the exercises. The report said that near 100 supporters of Falun Gong participated in this activity in order to let more people know about the persecution.
  • New Independent Report Concludes Falun Gong Organs Being Harvested, Victims Killed

    NEW YORK (Falun Dafa Information Centre) - A 45-page investigative report was released on Thursday that addresses allegations of organ harvesting from Falun Gong detainees; the Falun Dafa Information Centre is calling the report, "vitally important". Coauthored by former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights attorney David Matas, the report draws "the regrettable conclusion that the allegations are true." Speaking with the press, Kilgour said on Wednesday that, "I don't think anyone can have any doubt that this unbelievable practice is continuing... They take both kidneys, then the heart and the skin and the corneas and the liver, and your body is then thrown in the incinerator."