Former Chinese policeman lifts lid on organ harvesting – Michael Edwards

From ABC News Online:

Chinese body parts are in hot demand, with Western patients sick of long waiting queues and in need of a transplant.

Customers, including dozens of Australians, are prepared to pay up to $US170,000 ($255,700) for a major organ such as a lung or heart.

Earlier this month PM reported on a Canadian human rights study about political prisoners being executed and then harvested for body parts.

It claimed since 2000 almost 40,000 transplants have been carried out using body parts harvested from executed members of the Falun Gong movement.

Former Beijing policeman Sun Liyong says he knows the methods used by Chinese authorities to harvest body parts from prisoners.

Mr Sun now lives in Australia, but during the 1980s he says he was well aware of what was happening to executed prisoners.[Full Text]

July 25, 2006 8:12 AM
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