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China: Human Remains

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL14257, tabled on 5 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government Switzerland about the complaint made by Action of Christians Against Torture against the Lausanne Real Human Bodies exhibition suggesting that the bodies used in that exhibition were likely to be those of Chinese prisoners who were tortured or executed members of the Falun Gong movement.

Answered on

18 March 2019

The British Government is aware of the technique to plastinate human bodies exported from China for exhibition and for medical research. We have not made inquiries with the Chinese or other governments on this matter but continue to monitor media coverage.

We have no evidence to suggest that the exhibition contained the cadavers of political or other prisoners from China.