Sunday, April 02, 2006

Epoch Times claims Chinese concentration camp

The Epoch Times has done the earliest and most immediate reporting on a number of human rights cases in China, notably the massacre in Shanwei Village, Guangdong a couple months ago. The latest claim seems almost too increadible though: a north China concentration camp for Falun Gong practitioners. Epoch Times is deeply Falun Gong, and is committed to the belief that the Chinese government is "evil" - something that rings more true of the Mao era than today, but this is a difference they hardly recognize. If this concentration camp story is true, international outcry will be warranted. For now, this Reuters story on Boxun takes a look.

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Blogger bobby fletcher said...

US government announced finding of its investigation - no evidence of concentration camp:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060415/pl_afp/uschinasectpolitics_060415004729

"Officers and staff from our embassy in Beijing and consulate in Shenyang have visited the area and the specific site mentioned in these reports on two separate occasions," McCormack said.

"In these visits the officers were allowed to tour the entire facility and grounds and found no evidence that the site is being used for any function other than as a normal public hospital."

Similiar finding was reported by The Australian weeks prior:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,18669046-7583,00.html

"It appears the claims by Falun Gong have been at least substantially exaggerated. Initial investigations by researchers for a US congressional committee have identified the site at Sujiatun as a hospital, where it is suspected organ harvesting occurs but on nowhere near the scale claimed"

11:35 AM  
Anonymous bobcarl said...

China kills for organs, says report
July 8, 2006
Sydney Morning Herald
Source -
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/china-kills-for-organs-says-report/2006/07/07/1152240494048.html

Kilgour-Matas Report Confirms Organ Harvesting in China
Jul 07, 2006
The Epoch Times
Source - http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-7-7/43638.html

REPORT INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ORGAN HARVESTING OF FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS
IN CHINA
by David Matas (international human rights lawyer) and David Kilgour
(former Canadian Secretary of State, Asia Pacific)
July 6, 2006
Source - http://www.investigation.redirectme.net/


Canada AM: David Kilgour, former Edmonton MP
Source -
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=CanadaAM&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger2_691kbps_2006_07_06_1152185683.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger2_218kbps_2006_07_06_1152185143.wmv&clip_start=00:01:23.98&clip_end=00:05:15.48&clip_caption=Canada%20AM:%20David%20Kilgour,%20former%20Edmonton%20MP&clip_id=ctvnews.20060706.00153000-00153077-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20060706&slug=organ_report060706&archive=CTVNews#ctvnews.20060706.00153000-00153077-clip1

CTV Newsnet Live: Press conference from Ottawa
Source -
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger2_691kbps_2006_07_06_1152197705.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger2_218kbps_2006_07_06_1152197165.wmv&clip_start=00:00:08.10&clip_end=00:11:23.58&clip_caption=CTV%20Newsnet%20Live:%20Press%20conference%20from%20Ottawa&clip_id=ctvnews.20060706.00153000-00153099-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20060706&slug=organ_report060706&archive=CTVNews#ctvnews.20060706.00153000-00153099-clip1

CTV Newsnet: Cindy Gu from The Epoch Times
Source -
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=CanadaAM&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger3_152182135_1152215044_691kbps.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2006/07/06/ctvvideologger3_152182134_1152214638_218kbps.wmv&clip_start=00:04:12.95&clip_end=00:03:52.23&clip_caption=CTV%20Newsnet:%20Cindy%20Gu%20from%20The%20Epoch%20Times&clip_id=ctvnews.20060706.00153000-00153137-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20060706&slug=organ_report060706&archive=CTVNews


Response of David Kilgour and David Matas to the Chinese government
statement
Source - http://www.investigation.redirectme.net/

8:56 AM  
Blogger bobby fletcher said...

Kilgour report questioned (Ottawa Citizen):

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/observer/story.html?id=2c15d2f0-f0ab-4da9-991a-23e4094de949&p=3

FLG organ claim discredited by US State Dept and Chinese dissident:

http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=April&x=20060416141157uhyggep0.5443231&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

http://www.cicus.org/info_eng/artshow.asp?ID=6491

9:02 PM  

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