Published on Swiss Info, October 22, 2011.
The Federal Migration Office has turned down the asylum application of a Chinese policeman who denounced the alleged trade in organs from executed prisoners. The office recognised the man’s status as a refugee, but expressed doubts about his story. Nevertheless, his provisional permit means he can remain in Switzerland.
The man’s Swiss lawyer said the decision was “unacceptable and scandalous” and accused the migration office of a lack of willingness to cooperate. He said they would probably appeal to the Federal Administrative Court. The former Uighur policeman fled China in 2007 and after travelling to Dubai, Italy and Norway eventually ended up in Switzerland … (full text).
Interview: Art Caplan on boycotting Chinese organ transplants, by Michael Cook, October 11, 2011;
Prisoners Should Not be Sources of Organs, by Wesley J. Smith, October 12, 2011;
Boycott China, say bioethicists, by Michael Cook, October 1, 2011;
Camp Ashraf: Iran and Iraq’s crime against humanity, on New Internationalist /blog, by Naghmeh Rajabi, September 28, 2011: Since the beginning of this year, Iran has hanged 490 prisoners, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in that country. Fail to act and another massacre will ensue. This time the number of deaths will undoubtedly be in the hundreds. The international community must act now …