Chinese version of the Book Bloody Harvest Launched in Taiwan
(Clearwisdom.net)The Chinese version of the book Bloody Harvest, exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, was launched recently in Taiwan. The book arrives at 52 different elements of proof that supports the conclusion that live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners is taking place in China.
The book's two authors, who were also 2010 Nobel Peace Prize nominees, attended the launch held at the Legislative Yuan (the national legislature) in Taiwan on June 28.
From right to left: David Matas, David Kilgour, legislator Cai Tong-jung and Chen Ting-fei, Director Yang Hsian-hong of Taiwan League for China’s Human Rights, human rights lawyer Theresa Chu
David Matas and David Kilgour participate in a seminar in Tainan on organ transplantation across the strait
Both authors, David Kilgour, who was the former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific), and David Matas, the award-winning international human rights lawyer, spoke.
David Kilgour said that since 2006, he and David Matas had traveled to four continents and more than 40 countries, breaking through various obstacles to collect evidence, and arrived at the conclusion that large-scale live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners did happen and continues even today.
David Matas speaks at a press conference held on June 28
David Matas called into question the claims by Beijing that the organs used in China for organ transplantation were from prisoners sentenced to the death penalty. He pointed out that from 2006-2007, the number of death penalties in China decreased by 53 percent, while the number of organ transplants remained stable. In fact, in 2008, the number of liver transplants even returned to historically high levels, which were first reached in the period of 2000-2006 studied by Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour.
Live organ harvesting is murder
Mr. Kilgour said that when someone needs an organ transplant, Chinese doctors tap into a database of available involuntary Falun Gong practitioner donors. The practitioner(s) would be killed and the organs transported to the patient's hospital. Mr. Kilgour said that this organ harvesting amounted to murder.
He gave an example of a Taiwan patient, who was to receive a kidney transplant in China. He said that the patient waited for a fresh kidney in the hospital. Seven kidneys were sent and could not be used. The eighth kidney arrived and was accepted. Mr. Kilgor said that the patient has a right to live, but has no reason to sacrifice other innocent lives.
Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour participate in a seminar held at National Chung Hsing University.
Taiwan legislators push for legislation to stop transplantations from unknown organ sources
Taiwan legislators Tien Chiu-Chin, Chai Trong-Rong, and Chen Ting-Fei said that Taiwan should prevent its citizens from going to mainland China for organ transplants. They will help to push forward a bill that makes using an unknown organ source for transplantation a crime.
Director of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital medical research division Guo Zhendian said that when the Chinese Communist Party is condemned for such atrocities as live organ harvesting, the medical community and people of Taiwan cannot stay silent.
Guo made an analogy between live organ harvesting and robbery. A doctor might argue that those in need of an organ have the right to get a transplant. But if those in need of organs can take it from someone else against their will, then does that mean that those in need of money have the right to rob from others?
Theresa Chu, spokesperson for the Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyers Working Group in Taiwan, urged the government of Taiwan and the presidential candidate to address this unprecedented evil, because the Taiwanese people might unknowingly become its accomplice.