Chinese doctors admitted in undercover calls that harvested organs were available, informal tribunal findsBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m859 (Published 03 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m859
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
Doctors from leading Chinese hospitals admitted in undercover phone calls that organs harvested from Falun Gong detainees were available, an informal, independent “people’s tribunal” has disclosed.
The seven member panel concluded last year1 that mass forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China over years constitutes crimes against humanity under international law.
The tribunal has now released a more detailed body of evidence that it says supports its conclusion that China is guilty of a continuing, state run programme of forced organ harvesting from innocent prisoners of conscience.
Geoffrey Nice QC, the leading war crimes prosecutor who chaired the panel, said, “It is now the responsibility of all those who interact with …