On Tuesday October 16, the UK Parliament held a briefing on organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. Hosted by Jim Shannon, MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion of Belief, this was the third briefing within the last 12 months on the issue of China's organ harvesting situation. Presenting evidence at the briefing were Lord Alton of Liverpool, Member of Parliament and member of the House of Lords, senior medical professionals and leading academics.
Jim Shannon MP
Lord Alton of Liverpool
During the event, ETAC (the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China) announced that there will be an independent people's tribunal beginning in December to inquire into organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. The aim of the tribunal will be to assess and look at all the available evidence which has posed unanswered questions, cause for concern and the belief among activists that large scale illegal organ transplant activity has and continues to take place in China.