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China promises to stop harvesting organs from condemned prisoners

December 04, 2014

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The Chinese government has announced that it will stop harvesting organs from the bodies of executed convicts, beginning next year.

The Beijing regime, which executes more than 2,000 people each year, had long denied harvesting organs from prisoners. After belatedly admitting the practice, the government said that the harvesting would end last year—a promise that went unfulfilled.

BBC reports that two-thirds of the human organs used for transplants in China come from condemned prisoners.


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