Vincenzo Cassano | Epoch Times [caption id="attachment_2819" align="alignleft" width="300"] Italian Sen. Maurizio Romani. Italy’s Senate censured China on organ harvesting with a new bill that would punish those engaged in transplant tourism. (Agenparl)[/caption] The Italian Senate has approved a bill that would introduce harsh penalties against individuals who knowingly traffic in human organs. In their discussion of the proposal before the vote, senators focused their outrage on China’s organ transplantation system, which they said has lead to the organized murder of tens of thousands of innocents. “China is second only to the United States when it comes to the number of transplants,” said Sen. Maurizio Romani, who proposed the bill. But China has no established procedures for procuring organs from brain dead patients—the backbone organ source in Western countries. It also has no national organ-sharing system. Yet it boasts roughly 10,000 transplants per year—far more than the number of executed prisoners. Where do the other organs come from? asked Romani on the senate floor. “The answer is dramatic.” Prisoners of conscience are the remainder source, he said, “especially practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong. They’re killed for their organs.” “I use the term cannibalism to describe this,” he added.