Taiwan News: Taipei Mayor Ko Defends Against China Organ Harvest Claims

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Date: 2018/10/04
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Photo Credit: 中央社

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday that he will file a lawsuit against author Ethan Gutmann if he fails to provide evidence he was involved in live organ harvesting in China.

Ko is also demanding Gutmann issues a public apology for the claims, which were made in a 2014 paper titled “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem,” and reiterated at a press conference yesterday.

The mayor’s statement comes after Gutmann told reporters in Taipei that Ko was a broker for Taiwanese patients wanting to receive organ transplants in China.

He also claimed Ko created “incentives” for Chinese doctors to harvest live organs and was aware many of the organs came from Falun Gong members.    [FULL  STORY]

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