The Chinese Regime Is Killing Prisoners for Their Organs–can the World Stop It?
In 2006, allegations surfaced that prisoners in China were being killed for their organs. Since then, several independent reports have been published concluding that the practice of forced organ harvesting in China is widespread. Most recently, the China Tribunal came to the same conclusion:
“The tribunal’s members are certain—unanimously, and sure beyond reasonable doubt—that in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time involving a very substantial number of victims.”
Last week, London-based lawyer Hamid Sabi addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council. He said they have a legal obligation to confront China over its practice of forced organ harvesting.
Today we are joined by Dr. Kirk Allison. We discuss medical ethics; what convinced him that forced organ harvesting in China was real; and a trend he’s worried about in the Western medical profession.
Dr. Kirk Allison directed the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota from 2006-2016. He is an expert in medical ethics, and he has published many articles about forced organ harvesting in China.
- The China Tribunal’s Short Form Judgment
- Dr. Kirk Allison’s research
- America Daily’s interview with journalist Ethan Gutmann on forced organ harvesting in China
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