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Virtual Event | China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Continues
Falun Gong protestor holding a placard that says 'stop organ harvesting in China,' during a demonstration in London, United Kingdom on August 28, 2021. (Getty Images)
Falun Gong protestor holding a placard that says 'stop organ harvesting in China,' during a demonstration in London, United Kingdom on August 28, 2021. (Getty Images)

Virtual Event | China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Continues

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 30. Register for the event here.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has acknowledged using executed prisoners as a source of organs to supply China’s medical transplant centers until 2015 when it introduced a voluntary donor registry. But mounting evidence indicates that China continues to use prisoners—specifically prisoners of conscience—for forced organ harvesting. Moreover, the U.S. government takes Beijing’s denials of such reports at face value, while the American transplant sector collaborates freely with China in trainings, educational exchanges, research, publications, conferences, and other partnerships.

Hudson Senior Fellow Nina Shea will discuss this issue with Hudson Senior Fellow Nury Turkel and Dr. Jessica Russo. Both Turkel and Russo are noted experts in forced organ harvesting and the CCP’s other egregious human rights abuses, including against practitioners of the spiritual meditation group Falun Gong and the Uyghur Muslim population in Xinjiang.

Speakers

Dr. Jessica Russo

Board Member, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), and clinical psychologist

Nury Turkel

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Moderator

Nina Shea

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute

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