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Practice Of Falun Gong And The Campaign Against Organ Harvesting

EDM number 173 in 2017-18, proposed by Patrick Grady on 12/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Human rights, Medical ethics and Prisons.

That this House notes the long-standing campaign against forced organ harvesting, and pays tribute to the sheer determination of all those who have dedicated so much time to bringing this issue to the attention of policy makers around the world; further notes that the Chinese Government has admitted that it has used organs from executed prisoners, and has claimed that it will phase out the practice within five years; is concerned that without a system of transparency and traceability in place, organs from executed prisoners, including from many thousands of Falun Gong practitioners who are prisoners of conscience, may still be used in this manner; notes claims by campaigners that Falun Gong practitioners continue to be subjected to persecution, arbitrary detention, unfair trials, torture and other ill-treatment; notes with concern reports that Falun Gong practitioner Chen Huixia was detained in June 2017 and, according to her daughter, tortured in detention because of her beliefs; welcomes Amnesty International's campaign and efforts calling on Chinese authorities to immediately release imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners; and calls on the Government to raise these ongoing concerns when they meet with representatives of the Chinese Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady12/07/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day13/07/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon13/07/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
13/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham13/07/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Gavin Robinson17/07/2017Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Ronnie Cowan17/07/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
John McNally17/07/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon17/07/2017North DownIndependentSigned
18/07/2017Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Brendan O'Hara18/07/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Bruce19/07/2017CongletonConservativeSigned
Alan Brown19/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant20/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law20/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock05/09/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Kate Hoey05/09/2017VauxhallLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan06/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned

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