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UN questions China over organ harvesting

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:770
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Manfred Nowak, a human rights lawyer and the United Nations independent expert on torture, has asked China to respond to allegations of harvesting organs from dead prisoners.

    The move comes after Mr Nowak received “quite a number” of allegations of the practice from human rights groups and members of the European parliament, among others.

    Mr Nowak said that he has had oral confirmation from China that it is …

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