Matas & Kilgour Report
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In July 2006 an independent report was compiled by Messrs. David Kilgour and David Matas, two Canadian attorneys who talked to additional witnesses in China. They were able to collect more than 30 ...
In July 2006 an independent report was compiled by Messrs. David Kilgour and David Matas, two Canadian attorneys who talked to additional witnesses in China. They were able to collect more than 30 distinct pieces of evidence supporting the allegations of the initial witnesses. Although the authors conceded that they were unable to conclusively prove the allegations due to the restrictions on their investigation imposed by the Chinese government, the Kilgour & Matas Report nevertheless provides a critical amount of circumstantial evidence that systematic organ harvesting is indeed occurring in China. They sadly concluded that the allegations of systematic organ harvesting specifically targeting Falun Gong followers are true. Their report further notes that the government-sanctioned persecution of innocent victims as practiced by China represents a new form of evil in the world.
In May 2006 the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), an organization headquartered in Washington D.C., asked former Canadian Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific David Kilgour and David Matas, international human rights lawyer, to investigate the claims of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. The authors released their “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” after two months of investigation on July 6, 2006.
They were able to pull together 18 significant hints and pieces of evidence that pointed towards a systematic organ harvesting mainly of living Falun Gong practitioners. In collecting all pieces of evidence and hints and in looking at them as a whole both investigators came to the conclusion that the allegations of organ harvesting in China are true and stated that these practices in China are a new form of evil.
It is crucial to understand that the victims are not criminals and that their execution is not a legal execution of a sentence but an arbitrary act of murder after a succesful tissue match. David Kilgour stated: “These (victims) are not executed criminals.”
David Kilgour and David Matas travelled to more than 30 countries in the past and presented their report to several governments, organizations and individuals. Their report is currently translated in 18 languages. Both investigators continue to receive more data and evidence from witnesses or victims, which affirms the initial report. On January 31, 2007, they released a revised version of their report, which carries now 33 pieces of evidence.
The investigators examined every avenue of proof and disproof available.
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