Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC: EU Reaches Out to Chinese People

    Brussels (EFGIC) - Following a three-day visit to Beijing, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Edward McMillan-Scott, called the Chinese Communist leadership a “brutal, arbitrary and paranoid system” at a press conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday, and said that the EU would keep putting pressure on China to improve human rights and religious freedom. After having met with various diplomats, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals including Falun Gong practitioners, who are ruthlessly persecuted by the CCP regime, McMillan-Scott concluded that, despite economic advancements, there hasn’t been any improvement for human rights and freedom in China.
  • Spanish Newspaper El Mundo Publishes an Article about Wenyi Wang’s Protest at the White House and Organ Removals in China

    "My name is Wenyi Wang.. I was released from the Washington, DC District Court on Friday, April 21st; I will be back in court on May 3rd facing a potential penalty of $5000 and six months in prison. I think it is necessary for me to give to the public an explanation for my protest during Hu Jintao's remarks onThursday morning on the South Lawn of the White House during his visit with President Bush."
  • Belgian Newspaper De Standaard Reports on the CCP's Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners' Organs

    According to a report by the Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, on the 20th of April, the British Organ Transplantation Society accused the Chinese Communist Party of violating human rights in a press release yesterday. Britain's top-notch surgeons emphasised the recent condemnation of the CCP organs trade. Not only the organs of those who on the death roll were taken away without the permission of the prisoners; what was worse, the prisoners were executed when organs were needed.
  • Austrian Federal Minister Asked to Raise Organ Harvesting Issues with her Chinese Counterpart

    “Reliable sources report of secret Chinese death camps, where thousands of so-called “enemies” of the Chinese Communist regime, such as Falun Gong practitioners, are being held for one reason only: to steal their organs for international organ trade supply. The most dramatic happening in this is that the organs are taken from live and healthy people,” alleged the health official of the Grünen [Greens], Kurt Grünewald.
  • Belgian Newspaper De Standaard Reports on the CCP's Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners' Organs

    According to a report by the Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, on the 20th of April, the British Organ Transplantation Society accused the Chinese Communist Party of violating human rights in a press release yesterday. Britain's top-notch surgeons emphasised the recent condemnation of the CCP organs trade. Not only the organs of those who on the death roll were taken away without the permission of the prisoners; what was worse, the prisoners were executed when organs were needed.
  • Belgium: Belgian Media Reports on the CCP's Illegal Organs Trade

    Last month, the Chinese Communist Party promised to stop the practice of harvesting organs and the law to ban the organs trade will come into effect at the beginning of July. Nevertheless the organs trade is such a profitable business, that the British Transplant Association is worried that it will be very hard to end the illegal selling of organs. A spokesman for the CCP Foreign Ministry made a speech and admitted that organs have come from executed prisoners.
  • UK Newspaper: Protest Held Over Organ Harvesting in Chinese Camps

    "Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Falun Gong have gathered in Bath to stage a protest. Campaigners collected signatures in Bath city centre on Saturday to raise awareness about the illegal trade of organ harvesting in China. The campaigners claim that followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement in China are being persecuted and used to meet an international demand for donor organs. Protesters handed out leaflets outside Bath Abbey and collected signatures for a petition which will be sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair urging the British Government to raise the issue with the United Nations."
  • EFGIC: International Team Poised to Enter China for “Broad and Rigorous” Investigation of Atrocities against Falun Gong

    BRUSSELS (European Falun Gong Information Centre) – A newly-formed international coalition of organizations announced today that investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia will begin applying for visas today as part of a plan to enter China and conduct a “broad and rigorous” investigation of China’s concentration and labour camps. The coalition also plans to investigate medical facilities throughout China that conduct organ transplants in light of mounting evidence that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are being killed for their organs there.
  • Danish Newspaper Christianity Daily Reports on Atrocities in China's Secret Concentration Camps

    The Christianity Daily, a major newspaper in Denmark, published an article by Pastor Leif Bork Hansen on the 4th of April, 2006 entitled "It is everyone's responsibility to always fight a savage act." The article says that no matter where the secret savage acts were found, in China, Iraq or Cuba, as long as the savage acts takes place on the this earth where we live, we have a responsibility to expose it ... (a) recent report revealed that those organs were all removed from live bodies when people were still alive.
  • Reuters: U.N. Envoy Looks at Falun Gong Torture Allegations

    "The United Nations torture investigator said on Thursday he was looking into allegations by the Falun Gong group that thousands of its followers were being held at a Chinese "concentration camp" and some had been killed. The banned spiritual movement alleged this month that up to 6,000 people at a time were kept at a state-run camp in the Sujiatun district of the northern city of Shenyang, where it said some had been killed and their organs sold."
  • EFGIC: Amidst the Evidence, Denying Sujiatun Organ Trafficking Must Not Stand

    The timing of the CCP’s denial is also suspicious. Why did the regime wait for over two weeks to deny Sujiatun? And why did the CCP, after years of known illicit organ trafficking but just weeks after Sujiatun was revealed, also today suddenly announce a new law against organ trafficking? We call for a thorough and real investigation, not a show tour, by independent international organisations, allowing a WOIPFG researcher immediate and unrestricted access to the entire area. Anything short of complete access is a cover up.
  • Swedish Newspaper Reports on the Chinese Authorities Suppression of the Rising Human Rights Activists

    Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng said, "We have no basic human rights, we have no option but to engage in a hunger strike for a long time. This is a tragedy." Gao Zhisheng was the initiator of the hunger strike. He served as the legal representative for dissidents and Falun Gong practitioners in the past and was almost assassinated.
  • German Media Reports on a Chinese Lady from Cham Calling for Support for Human Rights

    Two German newspapers, Chamer News and Chamland Aktuell reported about the call for support by a Chinese lady from Cham. Before the Secretary of State’s official visit to China, Mrs. Teng-Schwägerl sent him a letter, requesting that he bring up the issue of human rights whilst there. At the same time, she told him about the Chinese hunger strike movement in support of human rights and in protest against the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Holland Media Exposes Atrocity of Sujiatun Concentration Camp in Shenyang

    The article stated that information about the camp was relayed via audio recording from a former intelligence agent of the CCP regime. It is the first time news of the secret camp's existence was disclosed to outsiders. The camp is said to hold over 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners at any given time, and 'nobody has yet to come out' from it alive. According to the source, it contains a crematorium, and an unusually large number of doctors work there, reflecting the camp's practice of killing prisoners for their organs, which are then sold for profit.
  • Italian Newspaper Reports on Attorney Gao and the Relay Hunger Strike against the Persecution

    On February 23rd 2006, Italian newspaper “Cronache” reported that some Italian Falun Gong practitioners and other non-governmental organisations participated in a Relay Hunger Strike against the persecution in China to support Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Lawyer Gao is under pressure because he supports Falun Gong practitioners.