Publications, Press Releases

  • Wiesbadener Kurier (Germany): Living people selected for their organs and their bodies burned to destroy the evidence

    The seminar mentioned that the Olympics will be held in Beijing in 2008. It is written in the article: ‘‘Peter Kutilek who comes from the German Czech Olympic watch stressed that the principle of the Olympics can not be separated from human rights issues. So officials of the international and national Olympic committee have the responsibility of urging China to respect human dignity and to honour freedom of speech and freedom of the press. But the appeal of the Olympic committee has been ignored. He was not positive about China’s situation.
  • Austrian and Hungarian Media Reports on New Evidence Regarding the CCP's Trade in Organs Harvested from Living People

    On April 2nd, 2007, by invitation from Austria’s International Society for Human Rights and the Hungarian Amnesty International, Canadian human rights lawyer Mr. David Matas attended a press conference at the Hungarian Reporters Association in Budapest to disclose new-found evidence in the report written together with co-investigator Mr. David Kilgour about the Chinese Communist Party’s harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Many media from Austria and Hungary wrote reports on this afterwards.
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany): Organs from executed prisoners are not sufficient for transplants

    While patients in other countries have to wait for up to ten years, the waiting time to obtain an organ in China is unusually short because a large number of human organ banks exist, which makes the supply possible. "[Kilgour and Matas] said: Only those who have a greater and stable source of organ supply without depending on organ donations can do this.”
  • Sunday Herald (Scotland): Pressure on UK government to act over Chinese organ harvesting?

    A SENIOR EXPERT on Asia has demanded Britain "take action now" against China, which he says is continuing to harvest organs "� la carte" from practitioners of the suppressed Falun Gong movement who are executed in prison. David Kilgour, Canada's former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific, who will visit the Houses of Parliament this week, told the Sunday Herald that Britain is leaving the issue of organ harvesting unchecked and allowing Chinese officials to kill prisoners for their organs with impunity.
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (United Kingdom): The Falun Gong, organ transplantation, the holocaust and ourselves

    "As the allegation unfolds, the story seems horrific to the point of being beyond belief. So alarmed was I on learning of this allegation that I struggled to make sense of it. The element of the story that horrifies me most, if it is true, is that it is my medical colleagues, the doctors, who perpetrate these acts. This is the only element that I have the capacity to address. While I cannot get more evidence than has already been offered I can at least test this allegation for credibility."
  • Danish Newspaper Publishes Statement from an NGO Condemning the Brutal Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Harbin

    "On January 23rd of this year, we in the Network for Human Rights in China sent a letter to the Lord Mayor of Aarhus, Nicolai Wammen, urging him to freeze the cultural exchanges with Harbin, Aarhus’ chinese twinned city, until the Harbin authorities stop the torture and killings of Falun Gong practitioners held in the city’s many labour camps and detention centres. We are happy to see that Lord Mayor Wammen has taken the case seriously and asked the Foreign Ministry to investigate the matter. It is also encouraging to see that many of the City Council’s members are taking the case seriously."
  • Article from the Irish Medical Times: Prisoners Executed for Organs Claim

    "Western countries are beginning to pay high-level attention to accusations that Chinese authorities are killing jailed members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement in order to sell their body parts for organ transplants, reports suggest. A subcommittee of the US House of Representatives held a hearing on the accusations on 29th September while the issue was also raised at foreign minister level at the China-European Union summit meeting on 9th September in Helsinki."
  • Austrian Newspaper Niederos Terreichische Nachrichten Reports on Touching Art Exhibition

    “Please let the pictures talk to you, even though many are quite shocking", Mrs. Ulrike Konigsberger-Ludwig, the council woman for culture in Amstetten, said in her opening speech for the art exhibition at the city hall. This art exhibition was sponsored by The Austrian Association for Art and Cultural Exchanges (Ars Cara). The majority of artists from mainland China had their own experiences of human rights persecution by the CCP. They are Falun Gong practitioners and are following the principle of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance. This is the reason why they are persecuted by the CCP in China.
  • Article from Irish Times: China Accused of Organ Harvesting

    "A US human rights lawyer has today accused the Chinese military of harvesting the organs of imprisoned Falun Gong members to sell to foreign customers. The report claims that Falun Gong prisoners, jailed for membership of the outlawed spiritual group, are singled out for the transplants during which many of them die. It says Falun Gong prisoners are given systematic blood tests and medical tests, while some hospitals have admitted they have Falun Gong organs for sale."
  • Italian Newspaper Reports on NTDTV Chinese New Year Spectacular

    On February 20th 2007, Italy’s largest daily newspaper Corriere della Sera carried a half-page article about the NTDTV Chinese New Year spectacular. The article reported that the spectacular, with a live orchestra of forty five musicians and over one hundred and fifty dancers, singers and actors, is magnificent. The show displays China’s five thousand year old history and civilization.
  • France: Mainstream Media Support Chinese New Year Spectacular in Paris

    The report introduced the beauty of the Chinese culture, the dazzling costumes and the legendary fight between the good and the evil staged by the Chinese New Year Spectacular. It quoted the director of the band Mr. Chen Rutang who said his mission was to revive the spirit of the five-thousand year old Chinese culture destroyed by the CCP.
  • Article from German Newspaper Kurier (NÖ West): Chinese Artists Protest Against the Brutal Regime

    The Amstetten Town Hall is showing shockingly real and, at the same time, colourful and symbolic artworks, depicting human rights violations in China. Followers of the peaceful spiritual practice Falun Gong are persecuted with a brutality that is beyond belief. Artists who have often fallen victim to the military regime themselves, use their art to talk about the cruelties they suffered or which they observed others suffering.
  • Article from Turkish Newspaper: Falun Gong is the Latest Fad for Turkish People to Keep Fit

    On February 6th 2007, Turkish newspaper Takvim published a news article saying that Falun Gong has become a latest fad for Turkish people to keep fit. It reported that with the increasing popularity of Falun Gong among Turkish people, it has become a fad to practise Falun Gong exercises in Turkish parks. It added that Falun Gong’s principles and exercises have spread widely all over the world.
  • Article from Lower Austria News: Pictures That Strike a Chord in People

    The majority of the artists who are from Mainland China have personally experienced how human rights can be spurned. As practitioners of the cultivation school Falun Gong they live by the principles Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. This is the reason why they are persecuted in China.
  • The Epoch Times: Organ Harvesting Cannot Be Tolerated, Says French Justice Minister

    At the recent 3rd World Conference Against the Death Penalty, current French Minister of Justice Pascal Clement and Minister of Justice during the Mitterrand government Robert Badinter said that the Chinese Communist regime's organ harvesting cannot be condoned and must be stopped. The Falun Gong group was invited to report on and display photos of the persecution of its members.