United States: Human Rights Lawyer Invited to Speak at Boston University on the CCP's Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners

Well-known Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas gave a speech at Boston University on April 11th, 2011 under the invitation of Amnesty International. He elaborated on the report that he and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, worked on independently to investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas speaks at Boston University on April 11th, 2011 and exposed the CCP’s brutal crimes of live organ harvesting

Mr. Matas was alerted to the CCP’s organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in 2006, when the ex-wife of a Chinese doctor disclosed that her former husband conducted live harvesting of corneas from Falun Gong practitioners.

After conducting a detailed investigation, in July 2006, Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour released their Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China. Later they published Bloody Harvest, an updated report into the allegations.

Mr. Matas said they had enough evidence to show that live organ harvesting continued in China after the report was released. As a Jewish person, he pointed out that the Nazis denied the genocide during World War II and the facts only became known after the Nazis were defeated. He said that perhaps all of the facts of the CCP’s organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners will not be exposed until the CCP collapses.

Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour have visited more than 80 cities in over 40 countries to expose the CCP’s bloody crimes. He said that to understand China’s human rights situation, one should learn about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. There is no freedom of speech in China, making it difficult for the public to get the facts. Mr. Matas emphasised the importance of working toward human rights in China and speaking out against the persecution of Falun Gong.

At the end, Mr. Matas suggested that audience write letters to media, senators and representatives, and CCP leaders to call for an end of the persecution. He said the key is perseverance and that we must keep going until the end of the persecution.

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