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CHINA: ILLICIT ORGAN TRADE CONTINUES UNABATED

January 17, 2011: Illegal organ harvesting has become worse under reforms put in place by the Chinese leadership to stop it, says David Matas, a Canadian human rights lawyer.
After the allegations hit the mainstream press, in July 2006 the Chinese regime passed a law banning the sale of organs without the consent of the donor. However, Matas says the killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China for their organs has actually increased since then. “There remains a discrepancy between the volume of transplants and the volume of sources,” he told The Epoch Times from his home in Regina.
“If anything the discrepancy is increasing, because the death penalty is going down and transplant volumes are going up. So if you look at it simply in terms of death penalty statistics and volume of transplants, then we’d have to conclude that the problem is not just continuing but getting worse.”
The regime admitted in 2005 that it had been harvesting the organs of prisoners on death row, a practice that started in the mid-1980s.
“As for death penalty statistics, China doesn’t produce them, but my own calculation was that they’d have to be executing people at the rate of 30,000 a year to produce organs for the volume of people that they’re transplanting, and nobody suggests that they come anywhere close to that,” Matas says.
In remarks given at given at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China roundtable in June 2010, author Ethan Gutmann said that the theft of organs has spread from the Falun Gong population to imprisoned Uighurs, Christians, and Tibetans.
In “China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest,” Gutmann interviewed several Falun Gong practitioners who had been blood- and organ-tested while incarcerated to gage their suitability as a donor—something Matas says is still going on. (Source: The Epoch Times, 17/01/2011)

IRAN: MAN CONVICTED OF SPYING FOR ISRAEL SENTENCED TO DEATH
TAIWAN: MA APOLOGISES TO THE PUBLIC OVER WRONGFUL EXECUTION
IRAN: ONE PERSON EXECUTED, PAIR CONDEMNED TO DEATH
IRAN HANGS IRANIAN-DUTCH WOMAN FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB EXECUTES SOMALI MAN ACCUSED OF SPYING FOR FBI
IRAN: 11 MORE HANGINGS
KUWAIT: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH AGAINST MAN FOR KILLING HIS FRIEND OVER WEALTH
ZAMBIA: 5 TO HANG FOR MURDER
MALAYSIA: THREE TO HANG FOR GANJA TRAFFICKING
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: COURT ORDERS EXECUTION
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: DEATH SENTENCE FOR PREMEDITATED MURDER
ZIMBABWE: DEBATE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH SENTENCE
USA: OHIO TO REPLACE SODIUM THIOPENTAL WITH PENTOBARBITAL
IRAN: THREE PEOPLE HANGED
IRAN: TWO POST-ELECTIONS POLITICAL PRISONERS HANGED
BANGLADESH: FIVE TO GO TO GALLOWS IN JL LEADER MURDER CASE
UAE: EMIRATI TEENAGER SENTENCED TO DIE FOR KILLING
IRAN: THREE MEN HANGED FOR RAPE
N.KOREA HOLDS PUBLIC EXECUTION OVER S.KOREAN PROPAGANDA
SAUDI ARABIA: 144 PRISONERS ON DEATH ROW SIT FOR EXAMS
IRAN: TWO BROTHERS HANGED IN BOJNORD
JAPAN: JUSTICE MINISTER TO CONSIDER ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY
USA: HOSPIRA TO STOP MAKING LETHAL-INJECTION DRUG
HANDS OFF CAIN: EXCELLENT DECISION BY HOSPIRA TO CEASE PRODUCTION OF SODIUM THIOPENTAL FOR LETHAL INJECTIONS
UGANDA: COURT MAINTAINS DEATH SENTENCE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABU DHABI
IRAN: 10 PEOPLE HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
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