A new report has alleged that international medical and pharmaceutical companies are complicit in China’s organ transplant scandal.
The report has, for the first time, named 20 global companies profiting from China’s transplant trade, where innocent people are murdered in a state-sponsored campaign of forced organ harvesting.
The report, entitled the Economics Of Organ Harvesting In China and conducted by the Institute to Research the Crimes of Communism, finds that the companies from Western countries are ‘taking part’ in China’s organ harvesting crimes, including Pfizer from America, OrganOx from the United Kingdom and Roche from Switzerland.
The report supports China Tribunal’s Final Judgement in June 2019 which exposed China’s ‘wicked’ organ harvesting crimes and murder of innocent people as ‘Crimes Against Humanity’.
Western companies allegedly involved
The new report emphasises that China’s transplant system is ‘dependent on the import of devices for organ preservation’ from the West and has accused the Western pharmaceutical companies of using Chinese prisoners for testing transplant products.
Over 1.5 million people detained in Chinese ‘camps’ are seen as ‘ideal source of organs’ according to the report and the authors are calling for companies named in the report to answer to allegations or for state offices to “investigate international criminal activity”.
Global pressure is now mounting on China to stop the brutal murder of prisoners of conscience in a scandalous industry estimated to illegally earn the People’s Republic of China over $1bn (~€0.89bn) per annum.
Susie Hughes, Executive Director, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), stated: “These companies are in a very powerful position because China’s transplant industry would falter without them. It is imperative they withdraw from China immediately to help save innocent people who are being killed for their organs.”
Hamid Sabi, Counsel to the China Tribunal, who recently raised the issue of forced organ harvesting in China for the first time at the United Nations said: “I welcome all new research confirming this horrifying issue. Organ transplantation to save life is a scientific and social triumph but killing the donor is criminal.”
Insights from the report
The report calls China’s organ scandal as ‘one of the crimes of communism’ and details how ‘knowingly or unknowingly, companies or doctors (individuals) from democratic countries outside of China are participating in these unlawful acts’.
Looking at the supply and demand driving the illegal harvesting the report highlights that demand is generated ‘not only through Chinese citizens, but also transplant tourists from democratic countries’ and that ‘these tourists are not completely disconnected from the western doctors, medical agencies, and other means, to which they turn to, mainly due to the lengthy waiting times for organ transplant in the West’.
The report illustrates the sale of human body parts in China’s organ transplant trade with an image of an online order form for organs from China along with companies who are supplying equipment to China and their stock market data.
Dr David Matas, International Human Rights Lawyer and Expert Witness who testified at the China Tribunal said: “The report sets out compelling evidence that several multinational companies are complicit in transplant abuse in China where prisoners of conscience are killed for their organs.
“This complicity violates the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The national contact points responsible for the Guidelines should be engaged in each of the countries where these countries are headquartered to address this complicity.”
The China Tribunal provided the world’s first ever independent legal analysis following long-standing accusations of mass scale-forced organ extraction from prisoners of conscience in China. The Final Judgement was delivered on 17 June 2019.
After assessing all available evidence over the course of 12 months, the Tribunal unanimously concluded that ‘Commission of Crimes Against Humanity against the Falun Gong and Uyghurs has been proved beyond reasonable doubt.’ The Tribunal judged that China should now be recognised as a ‘criminal state’ and called for governments and international bodies to do their duty to prevent the mass killings being perpetrated in China.
The Economics Of Organ Harvesting In China report was authored by leading experts, Pavel Porubiak, a senior analyst at IRCC (Institute to Research the Crimes of Communism) and Lukas Kudlacek, who is dedicated to economic and stock market environments, and conducts analyses in the areas of security, geopolitics and the economy.
The full report can be read here.