The China tribunal – chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC – unanimously decided there was enough evidence to conclude the horrendous practice was going on there, with victims including followers of the Falun Gong movement.

The Chinese spiritual religious practice is banned and those who adhere to its teachings have been locked up and tortured by the state.

Presenting his findings, Sir Geoffrey said they are “certain that Falun Gong as a source – probably the principal source – of organs for forced organ harvesting”.
China killing prisoners and harvesting their organs

He continued: “The conclusion shows that very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason, that more may suffer in similar ways and that all of us live on a planet where extreme wickedness may be found in the power of those, for the time being, running a country with one of the oldest civilizations known to modern man.”

“There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

China previously claimed it stopped organ harvesting from detainees in 2014.

Already, the government has dismissed the tribunal’s findings – despite the wealth of testimony that it stills goes on.

It has said the country follows international medical standards that mean transplants must be carried out with patient consent.

Evidence was presented to the tribunals from numerous sources, including medical experts, human rights activists and those investigating the practice.