China Human Rights

‘Worse than Fascism:’ Tens of Thousands of Mainland Chinese Take a Stand on Forced Organ Harvesting

A number of the signatures on the anti-organ harvesting petition circulating in cities across northern China. (
A number of the signatures on the anti-organ harvesting petition circulating in cities across northern China. (

For the last two decades, China’s communist regime is believed to have engaged in the harvesting of organs from still-living political and religious prisoners. In the early stages,...

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