Investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann has spent years investigating the sinister side of Chinese organ transplant industry.
This research has earned him a nomination for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Following in the footsteps of a 2006 report on organ harvesting in China by Canadian investigators, Gutmann started to investigate the issue.
He interviewed over 100 refugees, doctors and law-enforcement personnel with knowledge of the situation.
Many of the refugees Gutmann interviewed are practitioners of Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice severely persecuted in China.
Falun Gong adherents are believed to be the primary victims of organ harvesting by the Chinese regime.
In 2014, Gutmann’s book “The Slaughter” profiled several doctors, who had participated in live organ harvesting in China.
It is a practice in which a victim’s organs are removed while the victim is still alive, and sold for profit to Chinese hospitals for transplant.
Gutmann’s work has raised awareness about this type of severe human rights abuse on a global scale.
The winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in October.