Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) is an international non-governmental organization established in the United States on April 5, 2006 by the Falun Dafa Association. The organization also has offices in Canada. In 2006, the organization issued a report authored by former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region David Kilgour and attorney David Matas implicating hospitals and jails throughout China for being involved in organ harvesting.
In December 2006, the Australian government responded to the newly formed CIPFG's petition alleging unethical organ transplant procedures in China by announcing the abolition of training programs for Chinese doctors in organ transplant procedures in the Prince Charles and the Princess Alexandra Hospitals as well as ending their joint research programs into organ transplantation with China.
The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong organized the international Global Human Rights Torch Relay that traveled through 150 cities in 35 countries of Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia to support a boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The relay started in Athens on 9 August 2007, one year before the start of the Olympic Games.... Read More