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EU – Stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China

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Annex 2 – Stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China (written declaration)

URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+PV+20160912+ANN-02+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN

Written declaration 0048/2016, submitted under Rule 136 by Louis Michel, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Tunne Kelam, László Tőkés, Mark Demesmaeker, Patricija Šulin, Tomáš Zdechovský, Klaus Buchner, Arne Gericke, Branislav Škripek, Stefan Eck, Cristian Dan Preda, on stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China1 (minutes of 12.9.2016, item 10) and signed by 414 Members.

Text of the written declaration:

1.   The Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was adopted by the Council of Europe on 9 July 2014 in order to criminalise illegal organ transplantations; it was subsequently opened for signature, and every country is encouraged to sign.

2.   There have been persistent credible reports on systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, primarily from practitioners of Falun Gong peaceful meditation and exercises but also from Uighurs, Tibetans and Christians.

3.   The international community has strongly condemned organ harvesting in China and actions should be taken to end it.

4.   Owing to the severity of underlying abuse there is a clear need to organise without delay an independent investigation into ongoing organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China.

5.   The Commission and the Council are called upon to implement Parliament’s resolution of 12 December 2013 on organ harvesting in China2 and provide a report on this issue.

6.   This declaration, together with the names of the signatories, is forwarded to the Council and the Commission.

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1 Pursuant to Rule 136(4) and (5), of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, where a declaration is signed by a majority of Parliament’s component Members, it shall be published in the minutes with the names of its signatories and forwarded to the addressees, though it shall not be binding on Parliament.

2 Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0603.

List of signatories:

Isabella Adinolfi, Marco Affronte, Laura Agea, John Stuart Agnew, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Daniela Aiuto, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Nedzhmi Ali, Martina Anderson, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Gerolf Annemans, Maria Arena, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Jonathan Arnott, Francisco Assis, Margrete Auken, Petras Auštrevičius, Inés Ayala Sender, Pilar Ayuso, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Georges Bach, Zigmantas Balčytis, Gerard Batten, Hugues Bayet, Catherine Bearder, Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Tiziana Beghin, Bas Belder, Bendt Bendtsen, Brando Benifei, Xabier Benito Ziluaga, Joëlle Bergeron, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Dominique Bilde, Mara Bizzotto, Malin Björk, Andrea Bocskor, Franc Bogovič, Simona Bonafè, Michał Boni, Mario Borghezio, David Borrelli, Louise Bours, Lynn Boylan, Mercedes Bresso, Renata Briano, Klaus Buchner, Daniel Buda, Udo Bullmann, Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Jerzy Buzek, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Alain Cadec, Wim van de Camp, David Campbell Bannerman, Nicola Caputo, Matt Carthy, James Carver, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Lorenzo Cesa, Nessa Childers, Caterina Chinnici, Nikolaos Chountis, Salvatore Cicu, Alberto Cirio, Deirdre Clune, David Coburn, Carlos Coelho, Sergio Gaetano Cofferati, Birgit Collin-Langen, Lara Comi, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Ignazio Corrao, Silvia Costa, Pál Csáky, Edward Czesak, Peter van Dalen, Miriam Dalli, Daniel Dalton, Jakop Dalunde, Rosa D’Amato, Seb Dance, Nicola Danti, Paolo De Castro, Mark Demesmaeker, Isabella De Monte, Gérard Deprez, Albert Deß, Mircea Diaconu, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Martina Dlabajová, Anneliese Dodds, Diane Dodds, Jørn Dohrmann, Ian Duncan, Angel Dzhambazki, Stefan Eck, Georgios Epitideios, Norbert Erdős, Cornelia Ernst, Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, Jill Evans, Eleonora Evi, Tanja Fajon, José Inácio Faria, José Manuel Fernandes, Jonás Fernández, Laura Ferrara, Raymond Finch, Santiago Fisas Ayxelà, Raffaele Fitto, Luke Ming Flanagan, Knut Fleckenstein, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Lorenzo Fontana, Vicky Ford, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Lampros Fountoulis, Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, Francesc Gambús, Iratxe García Pérez, Elisabetta Gardini, Enrico Gasbarra, Elena Gentile, Arne Gericke, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Sven Giegold, Jens Gieseke, Nathan Gill, Neena Gill, María Teresa Giménez Barbat, Michela Giuffrida, Ana Gomes, Tania González Peñas, Esteban González Pons, Beata Gosiewska, Sylvie Goulard, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Maria Grapini, Nathalie Griesbeck, Theresa Griffin, Iveta Grigule, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto, Daniel Hannan, Marian Harkin, Rebecca Harms, Heidi Hautala, Brian Hayes, Roger Helmer, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Esther Herranz García, Krzysztof Hetman, Czesław Hoc, Monika Hohlmeier, Mary Honeyball, Ian Hudghton, Filiz Hyusmenova, Carlos Iturgaiz, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Ivan Jakovčić, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, Benedek Jávor, Petr Ježek, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Dennis de Jong, Marek Jurek, Philippe Juvin, Eva Kaili, Jarosław Kalinowski, Syed Kamall, Rina Ronja Kari, Krišjānis Kariņš, Rikke Karlsson, Tunne Kelam, Jan Keller, Seán Kelly, Afzal Khan, Jude Kirton-Darling, Jeppe Kofod, Bernd Kölmel, Ádám Kósa, Dietmar Köster, Andrey Kovatchev, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Barbara Kudrycka, Eduard Kukan, Kostadinka Kuneva, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Jean Lambert, Philippe Lamberts, Esther de Lange, Marju Lauristin, Gilles Lebreton, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Jeroen Lenaers, Janusz Lewandowski, Andrew Lewer, Peter Liese, Philippe Loiseau, Morten Løkkegaard, Sander Loones, Verónica Lope Fontagné, Javi López, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Bernd Lucke, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Peter Lundgren, Krystyna Łybacka, Linda McAvan, Emma McClarkin, Mairead McGuinness, Anthea McIntyre, Monica Macovei, Svetoslav Hristov Malinov, Curzio Maltese, Andrejs Mamikins, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Marian-Jean Marinescu, António Marinho e Pinto, David Martin, Dominique Martin, Edouard Martin, Fulvio Martusciello, Marisa Matias, Gabriel Mato, Stefano Maullu, Emmanuel Maurel, Costas Mavrides, Georg Mayer, Gesine Meissner, Morten Messerschmidt, Louis Michel, Iskra Mihaylova, Miroslav Mikolášik, Anne-Marie Mineur, Marlene Mizzi, Angelika Mlinar, Giulia Moi, Sorin Moisă, Bernard Monot, Clare Moody, Claude Moraes, Luigi Morgano, Alessia Maria Mosca, Ulrike Müller, Siegfried Mureşan, Alessandra Mussolini, József Nagy, Javier Nart, James Nicholson, Luděk Niedermayer, Péter Niedermüller, Liadh Ní Riada, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Andrey Novakov, Paul Nuttall, Franz Obermayr, Patrick O’Flynn, Stanisław Ożóg, Urmas Paet, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Rolandas Paksas, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Massimo Paolucci, Demetris Papadakis, Margot Parker, Aldo Patriciello, Piernicola Pedicini, Vincent Peillon, Alojz Peterle, Marijana Petir, Pina Picierno, Tonino Picula, Bolesław G. Piecha, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Georgi Pirinski, Julia Pitera, Gianni Pittella, Marek Plura, Pavel Poc, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Stanislav Polčák, Maurice Ponga, Jiří Pospíšil, Cristian Dan Preda, Carolina Punset, Jozo Radoš, Laurenţiu Rebega, Julia Reda, Julia Reid, Sofia Ribeiro, Frédérique Ries, Dominique Riquet, Robert Rochefort, Liliana Rodrigues, Maria João Rodrigues, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Jens Rohde, Claude Rolin, Bronis Ropė, Dariusz Rosati, Fernando Ruas, Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, Sofia Sakorafa, Lola Sánchez Caldentey, Judith Sargentini, Petri Sarvamaa, David-Maria Sassoli, Algirdas Saudargas, Christel Schaldemose, Elly Schlein, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Molly Scott Cato, Jordi Sebastià, Jasenko Selimovic, Remo Sernagiotto, Jill Seymour, Pedro Silva Pereira, Siôn Simon, Branislav Škripek, Davor Škrlec, Alyn Smith, Csaba Sógor, Michaela Šojdrová, Igor Šoltes, Renate Sommer, Barbara Spinelli, Bart Staes, Joachim Starbatty, Ivan Štefanec, Jaromír Štětina, Helga Stevens, Davor Ivo Stier, Catherine Stihler, Dubravka Šuica, Richard Sulík, Patricija Šulin, Pavel Svoboda, Eleftherios Synadinos, Adam Szejnfeld, Antonio Tajani, Dario Tamburrano, Charles Tannock, Marc Tarabella, Indrek Tarand, Keith Taylor, Pavel Telička, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Isabelle Thomas, Patrizia Toia, László Tőkés, Ruža Tomašić, Romana Tomc, Yana Toom, Estefanía Torres Martínez, Ulrike Trebesius, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Helga Trüpel, Mihai Ţurcanu, Claude Turmes, Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, Traian Ungureanu, Ernest Urtasun, Vladimir Urutchev, Inese Vaidere, Ivo Vajgl, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Marco Valli, Anneleen Van Bossuyt, Kathleen Van Brempt, Tom Vandenkendelaere, Hilde Vautmans, Paavo Väyrynen, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Harald Vilimsky, Henna Virkkunen, Anders Primdahl Vistisen, Axel Voss, Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi, Jarosław Wałęsa, Renate Weber, Josef Weidenholzer, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Lieve Wierinck, Cecilia Wikström, Glenis Willmott, Kristina Winberg, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Anna Záborská, Boris Zala, Pablo Zalba Bidegain, Marco Zanni, Tomáš Zdechovský, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Roberts Zīle, Jana Žitňanská, Damiano Zoffoli, Stanisław Żółtek, Carlos Zorrinho, Marco Zullo, Milan Zver, Tadeusz Zwiefka.

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