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Persecution of Falun Gong and the forced organ harvesting issue in China: Why we have to care



Friday, June 5, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00


Congress Hub - East Expo Event Space

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China has the second highest transplant volume in the world but almost no organ donors. Global investigations find Falun Gong practitioners are major victims being pillaged of their organs. Despite being considered unethical and a crime against humanity, the world remained mostly silent, and continued “business as usual” with China. Hon. David Kilgour, former MP and Cabinet Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs will speak about his effort on investigating and combating the forced organ harvesting with lawyer David Matas for the last nine years and why we need to care about this issue. He will be joined by Dr. Maria Cheung, associate professor, University of Manitoba who provides a critical analysis of the issue of the persecution of the Falun Gong and forced organ harvesting in China, and the global efforts in stopping this crime against humanity. Falun Gong is a Chinese traditional spiritual discipline practicing “truthfulness, compassion and tolerance”

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Organized by the Plum Blossom Centre