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Human Rights Lawyer to Discuss Organ Harvesting

January 31, 2013 9:00 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

David Matas

Human rights lawyer David Matas (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Human rights lawyer David Matas will address the reality of organ harvesting in China during a talk at the University of Manitoba on Friday.

Although the Chinese government promised last year to phase out its reliance on prisoners for transplant organs, Matas says that’s not good enough.

“You don’t slowly phase out a crime against humanity. The international community needs to demand that this practice stops right now,” he insists.

Matas will discuss his new book, “State Organs,” along with medical experts, who will update the public on new developments in forced organ harvesting.

Matas, who is also a law processor at the U of M, will speak at 100 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellors Circle, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.