Reports of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other political prisoners
have raised increasing concern in the international community. According to the reports, political prisoners, mainly Falun Gong
practitioners, 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.