On June 22, 2016, former Canadian cabinet minister David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas, and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann published an update to their books Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter. The new findings show continued expansion of transplantations in China after organ harvesting first came to light in 2006, driving factors behind the industry’s growth, the role of Party and government agencies and individual officials in implementing and perpetuating the systematic killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs.

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The Diplomat: Organ Harvesting in China — Two new reports shed light on a gruesome practice

By Benedict Rogers
June 29, 2016

Across China, a gruesome trade in human organs is taking place on a mass scale. Like something out of a horror movie, livers, kidneys, hearts, lungs, and corneas are being cut out from prisoners of conscience while they are still alive. The victims are then, if still living by that point, executed. If anything proves the meaning of the term “crime against humanity,” it is this bloody, ghoulish practice.

This week, two new reports are being launched in the British Parliament in London that expose the range of China’s appalling human rights abuses. One of them lifts the veil on the scale and nature of forced organ harvesting in China.