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Report offers evidence for massive organ-harvesting program in China

December 02, 2011

In a report based on interviews with eyewitnesses, Ethan Gutmann has gathered evidence of a massive organ-harvesting program conducted by Chinese authorities on political and religious prisoners as well as criminals. Many of the victims were alive when their organs were harvested for domestic and foreign transplantation.

“Up to three million Falun Gong practitioners would pass through the Chinese corrections system,” writes Gutmann. “Approximately 65,000 would be harvested, hearts still beating, before the 2008 Olympics. An unspecified, significantly smaller, number of House Christians and Tibetans likely met the same fate.”


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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Dec. 03, 2011 4:03 PM ET USA

    Macabre in the extreme... and reminiscent of human sacrifice in Central and South America wherein prisoners would have their still beating hearts cut out of them. If this is true, forced abortion paved the way. Unfortunately organ donation in the US is also normally performed under sedation while a terminal patient is still clinging to life. To facilitate this, they are declared "dead" by one of several definitions which do not constitute really and finally being dead.

  • Posted by: rpp - Dec. 02, 2011 8:50 PM ET USA

    I read the Weekly Standard article. This is absolutely ghastly and bestial. As one of the doctors who "harvested" the kidneys and liver from a still living victim, "...maybe we are all going to hell." The Nazis have nothing on this EVIL system. Perhaps the worst thing of all is that I am completely unsurprised; aghast, angry, but not surprised.