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Illegal Operations

In 2006, David Matas, a prominent human rights lawyer, released a report claiming that the Chinese government was using imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners as an organ transplant supermarket.
Κείμενο Julian Christie

Illustration by Sarah King

Vice: What is Falun Gong?

David Matas:

Why the repression then?

The real trouble started in 1999, right?

It wasn’t until 2006 that you became aware of this organ harvesting. How did the word spread?

So how do you go about harvesting someone’s organs?

So what sort of numbers are we looking at?

Has there been any progress made in reducing this flow of organs over the last few years?