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Huang Jiefu, a former Chinese vice minister of health, 'directly participated in forced organ harvesting'

Chinese officials at Vatican talks accused of organ harvesting

Falun Gong practitioners protest in a Hong Kong street demanding former Chinese president Jiang Zemin be brought to justice. Jiang is accused as being the culprit behind the persecution of Falun Gong, which includes the killing of practitioners for their bodily organs. (ucanews.com photo)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

February 14, 2017

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Two Chinese health officials who controversially attended a Vatican summit on organ trafficking last week have themselves been accused of forced organ harvesting by medical experts.

In a contentious move that attracted media attention, Chinese officials Huang Jiefu, a former vice minister of health in China, and Wang Haibo, another official responsible for China's organ transplant database, attended the Vatican's Feb. 7-8 summit of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Both men have been heavily involved in organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China, said Wang Zhiyuan, a China-trained doctor now researcher based in the United States.

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