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Egypt Health Ministry denies scale of organ trafficking

Ohram OnlineAhram Online | 20 August, 2017
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By Ahram Online Staff

Egyptian health ministry denies reports of widespread organ trafficking in Egypt

Egypt's Ministry of Health denied on Sunday that Egypt is a hot spot for illegal organ trafficking as portrayed in a short German investigative documentary about organ trafficking in the country, MENA news agency reported. According to the health ministry, the short documentary was recorded outside the ministry's hospitals and did not prove that there is "ongoing trade" inside Egyptian hospitals...

More details emerge in Egypt: Details of investigation into organ trafficking ring

EgyptToday 16 AugEgypt Today | 16 August, 2017
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By Egypt Today Staff

Details of investigation into organ trafficking ring

In investigation records with the International Human Trafficking Network allegedly obtained, it was revealed that the financial need of the ‘donors’ was exploited and their kidneys transferred to paying foreign recipients. Video evidence and recordings reportedly show the involvement of three hospitals in the trafficking ring: Dar Al-Shefa, Al-Amal Hospital and Al-Nada center for addiction treatment, which is not authorized to perform these operations. Video footage of the surgeries themselves was also allegedly found...

DICG seeking more info on organ trafficking Iraq

Baghdad Post 10 AugThe Baghdad Post | 10 August, 2017
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18 foreign women arrested in Baghdad over organ trafficking

Baghdad Operations Command announced on Thursday that 18 foreign women were arrested in Baghdad on charges of organ trafficking. A force of the 54th Brigade in the army in cooperation with Organized Crime Directorate succeeded to arrest the gang in al-Yarmouk district. The trafficking of kidneys and other organs is a phenomenon in Baghdad, Insiders said, noting that gangs offering up to $10,000 (£7,000) for a kidney.

Egypt laws on organ trafficking progress

Eygpt law changeEgypt Today | 24 June, 2017
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By Egypt Today Staff

Gross penalties for human organ trafficking in new law

The recently amended law on human organ transplant includes severe penalties for human organ trafficking and for violating the rules and provisions on organ transplant and transfer. The House of Representatives approved a proposed law submitted by the government to amend some provisions of Law No. 5 of 2010 on organ transplant on 12 June, 2017...

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