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Human organ trade officially banned in China
China’s authorities have been accused of allowing the use of organs harvested from prisoners and road accidents victims without their consent. Doctors involved will now lose their licence to practice; public officials will go to jail. For experts the problem remains: how to trace organs’ provenance.
Transplant organs removed without executed prisoners' consent
British group charges doctors and authorities are involved in the lucrative business. Many are concerned that demand for organs leads to executions.
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Chinese authorities accused of harvesting organs of Christian prisoner Peng Ming, who died in jail
The family reports that without their permission, the brain and heart of the deceased pro-democracy activist were taken. Relatives abroad accuse "the high wall of despotism" of the Chinese government.
For the umpteenth time, Beijing announces the end of organ harvesting from prisoners
Long criticised by the international community, China will end the practice in 2015, said the director of the China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee. However, Chinese authorities have been saying that same thing for years without actual results. Ordinary Chinese also have concerns about whether the organs will be allocated in a fair, open and just way."
China officially admits executed prisoners are the basis of organ trafficking
Health authorities acknowledge the problem for the first time. They also recognise the existence of an organ black market but deny public officials are involved, blaming instead surgeons, who in turn, refute such allegations.
Death toll still rising in China's coal mine
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