UN condemns forced organ harvesting by China


For the first time in over a decade, the United Nations (UN) has last night (14 June 2021) expressed ‘extreme alarm’ by reports of forced organ harvesting in China, in what is the latest and highest profile call made to the Chinese Government to respond to allegations since the China Tribunal ruled in March 2020, that “forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale.”

UN experts denounced China’s organ harvesting crimes in an official press release available to read here, commenting: 

“The experts said they have received credible information that detainees from ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities may be forcibly subjected to blood tests and organ examinations such as ultrasound and x-rays, without their informed consent; while other prisoners are not required to undergo such examinations. The results of the examinations are reportedly registered in a database of living organ sources that facilitates organ allocation.”

The China Tribunal conducted the world’s first independent legal analysis of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China, and judged that forced organ harvesting was comparable to “one of the worst atrocities committed in conflicts of the 20th century.”