Focus news 2006-12-07

Epoch Times: Transplantation Society Silent as Doctors Murder

Statement on organ harvesting represents a ‘baby step’
By Stephen Gregory – Opinion editor

Cure begins with proper diagnosis. When the Transplantation Society evaluated the malady of organ harvesting in China, it failed to understand the true nature of the disease, and its diagnosis will never lead to a cure.

The Transplantation Society provides global leadership in the field of organ transplantation. On November 6 the Society issued a statement on organ harvesting in China.


Scotland: Raising Awareness of Organ Harvesting at Edinburgh’s Ethics of Transplantation Film Festival

In November, this festival used the medium of film to explore various ethical issues concerning organ transplantation, with the aim of stimulating public debate.


Austria: Parliamentary MPs are Concerned about Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners

By a Austrian practitioner

On November 21st, 2006, the former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia – Pacific) Mr. David Kilgour was invited by the Austrian branch of the International Human Rights Association (IGFM), to hold a press conference in Austria. Afterwards, he and several Austrian politicians had a meeting discussing about the CCP organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. On November 29th, a member of Sozialdemokratishe Partei sterreichs, an MP of Austrian Parliament Ms. Petra Bayr and Ms. Elisabeth Hlavac delivered formal official letters to the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Health asking them for replies on issues related to the CCP harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.


France: French National Human Rights Advisory Committee Expresses Concern about CCP Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)

By a practitioner from France

( On November 28, 2006, at a routine public hearing held at the French Premier Office Building, the French National Human Rights Advisory Committee invited the two Canadian independent investigators, Mr. David Kilgour and Mr. David Matas, to testify about the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. The president of the French Falun Dafa Association and a representatives from CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) France delegation were also invited.