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Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL232, tabled on 21 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they based their decision to modify their response to the findings of the China Tribunal in its report Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China Final Judgement and Summary Report, published on 17 June, from deeming the evidence collected by that Tribunal as "insufficient" to "not incontrovertible"; and whether they will publish their reasons for that decision.

Answered on

29 October 2019

My officials have thoroughly reviewed the evidence presented at the hearings. The Government’s position remains that, if true, the practice of systematic, state-sponsored organ harvesting would be truly horrifying. We take these allegations seriously; evidence presented at the tribunal raised disturbing details of the treatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and highlighted the lack of transparency in the Chinese organ transplant system.