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 by 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 released today, David Kilgour and David Matas wrote:
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.