Event July 15: Latest Findings in the China's Killing of Prisoners of Conscience for Organs

 

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A Side Event for the Ministerial Summit to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the U.S. Department of State.

"Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” concluded an independent tribunal last month. Unlike black market operations, this on-demand killing of prisoners of conscience for organs is driven by the state and carried out by both military and civilian institutions. This press conference and panel brings together experts and leaders of international human rights communities to present the latest findings based on over a decade of research. Presenters will discuss the scale, nature, organ sources, and victims, as well as explore strategic measures being implemented around the world to counter this corruption.

This event is hosted by China Organ Harvest Research Center (COHRC). Supporting organizations include: International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC); Human Rights Law Foundation (HRLF); Citizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIC).

Agenda (tentative):

1:00-1:30: Opening and Press conference
Moderated by: Louisa Greve, Member of International Advisory Committee of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, and Director of External Affairs of the Uyghur Human Rights Project

  • Opening Statement
  • Presentation: COHRC background/mission/history, Key findings and latest updates, and Main conclusions
  • Witness video clips
  • Q&A

1:30-2:45: Panel presentations of 2019 COHRC reports

  • Grace Yin, Founder and lead researcher of COHRC and co-author of COHRC reports

  • Ann Corson, editor of COHRC Reports and Chief Editor for Doctor Against Forced Organ Harvesting

  • Can Sun, researcher of COHRC 2019 report, fellow, Human Rights Law Foundation

  • William H. Boericke, editor of COHRC reports and legal advisor to COHRC

2:45-3:00: Break w/ coffee, tea, and snacks

3:00-3:40: Panel Discussion on International Efforts to End Organ Transplant Abuse.

Moderated by Sean Lin, Political Commentator, Sound of Hope Radio Network

Panelists include:

  • Louisa Greve, Member of International Advisory Committee of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, and Director of External Affairs of the Uyghur Human Rights Project

  • Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at the international human rights organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Co-founder and Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission in the UK

  • Yang Jianli, President & Founder of Citizen and Power Initiatives for China, Research Consultant of Harvard University

3:40-4:00: Q&A

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