Vatican defends Chinese invite to organ trafficking summit

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38899942

The Vatican has defended its decision to invite China to a conference on organ trafficking despite its record of using executed inmates as organ donors.

The head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) admitted he did not know whether the practice was continuing but said he hoped to encourage change.

Human rights groups say China is still using executed prisoners as a source of organ transplants.

Beijing says forced organ harvesting ended in 2015.

But the group Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) said China’s participation was compromising the conference and the PAS should reject its claim as no independent inspection had taken place.

“Without accountability, there is no reason to trust the government of China’s claim that forced organ harvesting of prisoners has come to an end,” said Dr Torsten Trey.

Those killed so their organs can be sold for transplant mainly include members of the Falun Gong, an exercise-based spiritual movement that became popular before being banned as a cult in 1999, but also include Christians, ethnic Tibetans and Uighurs and other people who have been imprisoned for their beliefs, campaigners say.

China has a shortage of donors and a big black market in organs.

DAFOH wants Beijing to prove publicly that a 1980s law allowing organ harvesting has been abolished.

The group’s criticism follows a report last year by the International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China (EOP), which said the Chinese Communist Party was behind the mass killing of innocent prisoners.

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i guess the vatican has forgiven them?

“Those killed so their organs can be sold for transplant mainly include members of the Falun Gong, an exercise-based spiritual movement that became popular before being banned as a cult in 1999, but also include Christians, ethnic Tibetans and Uighurs and other people who have been imprisoned for their beliefs, campaigners say.”

sounds like a conspiracy?

“Beijing says forced organ harvesting ended in 2015.”

nope..

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~ by seeker401 on February 11, 2017.

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