Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China

Reports of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other political prisoners in China have raised increasing concern in the international community. According to the reports, political prisoners, mainly Falun Gongpractitioners, are being executed "on demand" in order to provide organs to recipients. The organ harvesting is said to be taking place both as a result of the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong and because of the financial incentives available to the institutions and individuals involved in the trade.