Ambassador                                                                     22 August 2008

Government of China

Ottawa, Ontario



We ask the Government of China to acknowledge that Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese prisons have been killed so that their organs could be sold for transplants.  We further urge the Government to put an end to this practice. 


Up to now, the official Chinese position is that this abuse is not happening.  However, as the attachment and enclosures to this letter show, damning evidence has accumulated that this abuse is occurring. 


The evidence is a video admission from a Chinese transplant doctor which, when put together with an audio recording from that same doctor, is an undeniable, inculpatory admission of the harvesting of Falun Gong practitioner prisoners for profit.  The video is available through Chinese embassies and consulates; consequently, it has the sanction of the Government of China.  The admission is, accordingly, one which is sanctioned and approved by the Government of China and can not credibly be denied by the Government.

Denial in the face of such compelling evidence which has the official sanction of the Government is no longer an option.  The only option which remains is ending this horrible crime.


Sincerely yours,


David Matas

David Kilgour


New Evidence


For the purpose of writing our report, our investigators called hospitals throughout China, pretending to be relatives of patients who needed transplants, asking the hospitals if they had organs from Falun Gong practitioners for transplant.  The justification for the questions was that, since Falun Gong is an exercise regime, the Falun Gong practitioners would be healthy and their organs would be healthy.  Our callers got recorded admissions throughout China that hospitals did have Falun Gong organs for sale.


One such admission came from Lu Guoping at Minzu Hospital of Guangxi Autonomous Region.  He said, on a recording, that his hospital used to have organs from Falun Gong practitioners, but no longer has them.  He referred the caller to a hospital in Guangzhou and assured the caller that this hospital had Falun Gong organs.  Here are some of the exchanges:

          "Q: Didn't you use Falun Gong practitioners' organs before?

          A: Now it has changed from before.


          Q: Then they [the hospital in Guangzhou to which the caller was referred] use organs from Falun Gong practitioners?

          A: Right, right, right.


          Q: It is said that the organs from Falun Gong practitioners are relatively healthy and better. Do they use this kind as well?

          A: Right, right, right. Usually the healthy ones are chosen.

          Q: What I mean is that the organs from Falun Gong practitioner are better. Do they use this kind as well?

          A: Right, right, right.


          Q: ...what you used before, were they from detention centres or prisons?

          A: From prisons.

          Q: Oh, prisons. And it was from healthy Falun Gong practitioners, the healthy Falun Gong right?

          A: Right, right, right. We would choose the good ones, because we will assure the quality of our operations.

          Q: That means you choose the organs yourselves?

          A: Right, right, right.


          Q: ...Usually how old is the age of the organ supplier?

          A: Usually in their 30s.

          Q: In their 30s. Then you will go to the prison to select yourselves?

          A: Right, right, right. We must select it."


In a Phoenix TV documentary, Lu Guoping acknowledges having received the call from our caller.  He confirms that he referred our caller to a hospital in Guangzhou.  He acknowledges that the caller asked whether that hospital used organs from Falun Gong practitioners.  What changes in the documentary is the answer he said he gave.  In the TV interview, he says:

          "I told her I was not involved in the surgical operations and had no idea where the organs come from.  I told her I could not answer her questions.  She then asked me whether these organs come from prisons.  I replied no to her in clear‑cut terms"


On the video, Dr. Lu is presented with a partial transcript of the call made to him found in our report.  He reacts by saying:

          "The record of the phone call does not conform to the truth. Many parts of it have been distorted or mutilated. The report says that when I was asked where the organs removed from Falun Gong people came from, prisons or detention, houses I said they came from the prisons. But this was not my answer....The report also says that when the person who called me asked whether we have to go to the prison to select body organs I answered yes and added we have to go there to make the choice. This question was actually not raised at all then."


There is no indication in the Phoenix TV documentary that we have a recording where Dr. Lu says in his own voice the words attributed to him in our report.   Nor does either the doctor or the interviewer make any attempt to explain how we could possibly have got the voice of the doctor on a recording saying what he denies saying, interspersed seamlessly with what he admits saying, if he did not say what he denies saying.  The suggestion left by the documentary is that we have altered a transcript.  Because there is no acknowledgement of a recording, there is no suggesting we have altered the recording.


So here we have on our recording an admission from a doctor that he and his colleagues used to go to a prison to select Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.  He does not just say that someone else did this.  He says that he and his colleagues used to do this themselves.  Moreover, we have a further admission that the voice we have on our recording is the voice of the very person our recording says he is. 


At the website, you will find

a) our report in Chinese and English,

b) the DVD from Phoenix TV which interviews Lu Guoping, and

c) the audio in Chinese and transcript in both Chinese and English of the telephone conversation between our investigator and Lu Guoping.