News in Review

Benedict Rogers says conclusions of China Tribunal must be not be ignored

Co-founder and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and human rights activist Benedict Rogers hopes investigations into China’s cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic will also address its human rights abuses. “[I]f we are to hold the Chinese regime accountable for its actions in relation to the pandemic, there is another healthcare-related atrocity which we should not ignore: reports of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.” He concluded, “If there is to be, as some have advocated, a “reckoning” with the CCP regime after this pandemic, the charges of organ harvesting must be taken into account in that reckoning.”


Ignoring China’s human rights abuses may have contributed to coronavirus pandemic

Former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler says the current pandemic may be due in part to the international community’s failure to hold the Chinese regime accountable for decades of human rights abuses. Prominent Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas said, “If the global system had insisted on transparency and accountability in dealing with organ transplant abuse, and China had come to a global pressure for transparency and accountability in its health system in dealing with organ transplant abuse, we wouldn’t have this coronavirus now.”


Organ harvesting of Christians as part of persecution by Chinese regime

This article on the ongoing abuse of Christians in China states, “Reports indicate that organs are removed while prisoners are still alive and sold for a large profit…[China’s] actions are widely acknowledged and condemned by the international community…On February 27, 2020, a letter signed by many of these leaders was sent to President Trump urging him to demand human rights violations end as a condition of the Phase Two China Trade Agreement negotiations.”


Citing forced organ harvesting crimes, English Catholics urge Vatican to end deal with China

In an outcry over China’s human rights abuses, an open letter to the Vatican from prominent English Catholics calls into question the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China adopted in 2018. Mirroring the Pope’s language in a statement about the horrors of the Nazi regime, the letter states, “We the undersigned are writing to express our burning anxiety at the Vatican’s treaty with the People’s Republic of China in the light of the China Tribunal’s findings into forced organ harvesting.”


Uyghurs victims of both organ harvesting and the novel coronavirus

China is forcing detained Uyghur Muslims to work in factories evacuated due to the pandemic. This new form of human rights abuse comes on the heels of China’s appointment to the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group. This article also states that China has “increased forced organ harvesting of the minority Muslim community to save the lives of coronavirus-infected Han population.”


WHO accepts China’s unreliable organ donation statistics and now coronavirus statistics

At a time when many are questioning why the World Health Organization would trust the Chinese government’s official statistics on the coronavirus pandemic, a recently released report from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation exposes China’s fabrication of its voluntary organ donation numbers. The report details how the recorded growth in voluntary donations “follows a quadratic equation to the 99.9 percent level.”  The report also details how China significantly underreports the total number of transplant operations being performed. Hence the concern as to why the WHO is tacitly accepting both China’s transplant data and its coronavirus statistics.


U.S. House moves to condemn Chinese regime’s response to coronavirus outbreak

A bipartisan House of Representatives resolution, introduced by Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), condemns the Chinese government in its mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak. The resolution seeks to record publicly that the viral outbreak in Hubei province was a result of suppression of scientific study by the CCP. It also demands that the CCP clearly repudiates rumors that the coronavirus was introduced to China by the U.S. military.


Companies that feed China’s transplant industry can help end organ harvesting

Swedish researchers have published a report identifying companies outside of China that have supported its organ transplantation industry. The 28 companies named, including Pfizer and Roche, provide devices, drugs and materials essential to transplant medicine. As the evidence of China’s transplant abuse is now well established, these companies should do their part to stop, or at least slow, the on-demand killing for organs by ending their own investment in the Chinese market.


U.S. Senators want Winter Olympics out of China

Citing human rights abuses, U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Ed Massey (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan resolution on March 4th to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China. There is widespread belief in the Senate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will use the Olympics to white wash human rights abuses, particularly the organ harvesting of Chinese prisoners of conscience, as was done for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.