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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes , Headington Campus


Hard to Believe is a documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, and the response or lack of it around the world. 

Special Q&A with 
Ethan Gutmann Author / Investigative Journalist, featured in the documentary, is the author of the most prominent book on the issue of organ harvesting in China: The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem. Gutmann's writing on China is widely published. He testified before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the European Parliament, Westminster London and the United Nations. http://ethan-gutmann.com/about/ (nominated for this year's Nobel peace Prize)

Dr Enver Tohti Bughdar: Surgeon, born in Born in Hami (Qumul) city in Xinjiang China, worked as a surgeon for over 13 years before leaving the People’s Republic of China for political reasons. While a surgeon in Urumchi City, East Turkestan (so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region of China), Enver was tricked into removing organs from a prisoner who had been executed by shooting, but he was still alive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABaLZHIjks8&t=431s

Host: Melvin Lyons is currently conducting postgraduate research at the University of Wales. He trained in conflict resolution and mediation practitioner before working peace and reconciliation and disputes resolution in several parts the UK and Ireland. He has worked in leadership development and as a project advisor in the NGO and not-for-profit sectors.

See you on Thursday the 23rd November at 7pm at the JHB lecture Theatre.