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Human organ 'harvesting' highlighted in Proud Archivist exhibition

PUBLISHED: 17:26 06 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:26 06 September 2015

The painting, Call of Innocence, which is in the exhibition

The painting, Call of Innocence, which is in the exhibition

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A set of artworks depicting human rights issues in China has arrived in London on a Europe-wide Tour.

The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition highlights the persecution of the qigong practice of Falun Gong – an ancient Chinese tradition of meditation and self-improvement.

It will be on show at the Proud Archivist in Hertford Road, De Beauvoir, until September 14.

New York resident, Professor Zhang Kunlun united the collective of 15 diverse artists following his detention as a prisoner of conscience in China for his practice of Falun Gong.

One painting, Organ Crimes, by Dong Xiqiang depicts a scene in a dim Chinese operating theatre where a Falun Gong practitioner strains in agony on the operating table, while three men hold him down, and a surgeon holds a blood-drenched organ in his hand above the victim’s chest.

Investigations by David Kilgour and David Matas, both nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, have revealed that organs are extracted from prisoners of conscience in China often without anaesthetic, to supply rich recipients in China, Japan, the U.S. and Europe.

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