organ transplants

Can Volunteer Program Clean Up Donor System?

A senior health official claimed that China will curb the use executed prisoners as a source of organ transplants while bolstering a volunteer donor program that it hopes will help to limit the much-criticized practice: Nearly...

China Hastens End to Post-Execution Organ Harvesting

The practice of harvesting transplant organs from executed prisoners is one of China’s most infamous human rights violations. In March, vice health minister Huang Jiefu announced that it would soon be phased out in favour...

China Nabs 137 in Organ Trafficking Ring

As China puts an end to inmate organ harvesting, Xinhua reports authorities have arrested 137 suspects involved in a human organ trafficking ring:Chinese police said Saturday that 137 suspects had been arrested in the latest...

Beijing Announces an End to Prisoner Organ Harvesting

China, long notorious for being the world’s most lavish state practitioner of the death penalty, has announced that it will put an end to the practice of harvesting the organs of executed prisoners by 2017.  China Daily...

Rights Lawyer Barred from Russia Over Falun Gong Report

Human rights lawyer David Matas has reportedly been barred from Russia for co-authoring a report on allegations of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. The report was later classified as “extremist...



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