China Human Rights

Interview With David Matas, Co-author of New China Organ Harvesting Report

Human rights lawyer David Matas, coauthor of an investigation report on organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, holds up a copy of the report during a hearing in Canada''s Parliament on May 29, 2007. (Epoch Times)
Human rights lawyer David Matas, coauthor of an investigation report on organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, holds up a copy of the report during a hearing in Canada''s Parliament on May 29, 2007. (Epoch Times)

Epoch Times: What is this new report? What’s new and significant about it? David Matas: It’s an update on the work Ethan Gutmann and I...




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  • Grace Geng, the daughter of one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers Gao Zhisheng, presents a book authored by her father at a news conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The book, titled “Stand Up China 2017 - China’s Hope: What I Learned During Five Years as a Political Prisoner” is a memoir by Gao in which he details the torture he says he endured while detained and jailed as well as three years of being held in solitary confinement. Before being detained and jailed, Gao was a leading figure in the country's small community of rights lawyers and was admired for his bold defense of politically sensitive members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement and farmers with land disputes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla), speaking at a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, Thurs. July 14, 2011. (Shaoshao Chen/Epoch Times)

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  • File photo of China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on April 30, 2016. (Jason Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Song Wenhua (L) and Zhang Hongwei (R). (Minghui.org)

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  • (L to R) Angela Gui, daughter of disappeared Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai; Ilshat Hassan, president, Uyghur American Association; and Su Yutong, journalist and internet activist, testify May 24, at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on China's global efforts to silence critics. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

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  • Zhong Jinhua (center) stands with Chen Shisheng, a member of Independent Chinese PEN Center who now lives in forced exile (left), and Lü Jinghua, a June 4 activist, a petitioner from Shanghai (right), on May 20, outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Eva Fu/Epoch Times)

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  • Practitioners of Falun Gong meditate in New York on April 25, 2013. (Samira Bouaou)

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    Chinese Refugee, Prevented From Traveling to US, Now Abducted

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  • Speakers and audience members engage in a panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Alberta on April 28, 2016. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

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  • Two crosses salvaged from the debris of a destroyed church are seen at the Bailu Township in Pengzhou, Sichuan Province, China, on May 31, 2008. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • (Illustration by Jens Almroth/Epoch Times; Photo by Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times; background photos by Getty Images)

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