Author of ‘The Slaughter’ says Chinese doctors used Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s technology to transplant organs from Falun Gong prisoners
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ethan Gutmann, author of the book “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” at a press conference today said that Chinese doctors used technology provided by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to transplant organs from jailed dissident members of the banned Chinese spiritual movement Falung Gong (法輪功).
In the book, Gutmann alleged that through an organization called “Both Sides Across the Strait Share the Same Live Organs” (器官兩岸一家親), Ko had taken Taiwanese patients to China to undergo organ transplants, all of which allegedly came from Falun Gong prisoners.
During a press conference held today by Brian Wu (吳祥輝), the pro-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) head of Butterfly Orchid Cultural Creativity (蝴蝶蘭文創) and publisher of the Chinese version of the book, Gutmann claimed that Chinese doctors illegally used Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transplant technology provided by Ko, who he characterized as a “liar.”
At the beginning of the press conference, Gutmann talked about the background of the book. He also said that the Communist Party of China was murderous in harvesting organs from living political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for decades for commercial use. Gutmann claimed that not only Falun Gong students were victims, but also Uyghurs from Xinjiang. [FULL STORY]