Press Release              For Immediate Release                 August 22, 2008
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Matas/Kilgour Release New Evidence on Organ Harvesting in China

 

David Matas and David Kilgour today released new evidence confirming their conclusion that China has been killing Falun Gong practitioners so that their organs can be sold to transplant tourists.  The new evidence takes the form of a video admission from Dr. Lu Guoping combined with a prior audio recording from the same doctor. 

 

In the audio, the doctor admits that he and his colleagues went to prison to select Falun Gong practitioners for involuntary organ donations to be used in transplants.  In the video, the doctor admits that he was the person interviewed in the audio recording.  The video is being distributed by Chinese embassies and consulates; its authenticity is therefore endorsed by the Chinese government.

 

In a letter to the Chinese embassy in Canada, David Kilgour and David Matas wrote:

        "Denial (of the abuse of organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners) 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."

 

The Falun Gong is an exercise regime with a spiritual foundation banned in China in 1999.  David Kilgour released a report, first version July 2006, second version January 2007, concluding that Falun Gong practitioners since the year 2000 have been killed in the thousands for their organs.

 

For further information call David Matas at 204-944-1831 and David Kilgour at 613-747-7854.

 

At the website http://organharvestinvestigation.net/Dr.Lu-Voice-Recording/, you will find

a) our letter to the Chinese Embassy,

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.


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