According to Amnesty International, since July there has been a crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists in China. The state of affairs on October 13th was, to the best of their knowledge, 248 lawyers and activists targeted, of whom 28 were still missing or in police custody. (1)
One of those interviewed by the police has also now been "placed under residential surveillance as part of a wider crackdown on activists who are resisting the removal of crosses from churches." Residential surveillance at a designated place is nothing like house arrest...it is far worse (2) and (3).
Prisoners of conscience... such as some Christians, members of Falun Gong (a banned religious practice in China) Tibetans, Uighurs and other vulnerable people, may also face death.
Chinese officials announced that there would be an end to the unethical organ harvesting from executed prisoners by January 2015, but the prisoners of conscience were excluded from the announcement.
DAFOH, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, have considerable evidence about this crime. To quote from their website:
"In 2006, first witnesses and then the Kilgour & Matas Report alleged that organs were harvested from living prisoners of conscience, mostly from detained Falun Gong practitioners. The data suggest that organ procurement was “on demand” because organs were harvested without acceptable consent and the donors were killed in the process."
The last sentence..."the donors were killed in the process." means exactly what it says and the crime has been practiced on a massive scale.
If you are so minded, you can join over two million people who have signed the petition to the UN calling for an end to this murder. The closing date for the petition this year is November 30th.