Authors: David Matas and David Kilgour
There have been allegations that Falun Gong prisoners in China who refused to recant after torture, and who have “disappeared” by the thousands, have been killed in order to supply human organs for organ transplant services offered to foreigners. By means of intensive research and interviews, the authors have developed a persuasive argument that supports those allegations.
The book is an updated version of the final report (released January 2007 and translated into 19 languages) commissioned by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of the Falun Gong. It contains new material and interviews, and is in two parts. The first section sets out the evidence; the second section details the reactions the final report received and the advocacy Matas and Kilgour undertook to end the abuse that they conclusively identified.
Edited by David Matas and Dr. Torsten Trey
China’s organ transplant numbers are second only to the United States. Unlike any other country, virtually all Chinese organs for transplants come from prisoners. Many of these are prisoners of conscience. The killing of prisoners for their organs is a plain breach of the most basic medical ethics. State Organs explores the involvement of Chinese state institutions in this abuse. The book brings together authors from four continents who share their views and insights on the ways to combat these violations. State Organs aims to inform the reader and hopes to influence change in China to end the abuse.