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Shortage of organs leading to increased human trafficking, warns UN expert

Organ shortage leads to trafficking UNUN.GIFT.HUB | OCTOBER 28, 2013
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(OHCHR) -   A growing number of people are exploited and compelled by need or by force to provide organs for transplantation to people within their own countries or abroad, the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned on Friday.


Lawmaker wants sale of human organs criminalized


 philstar.com | June 9, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines - A House leader has filed a bill which seeks to criminalize the sale of human organs, imposing a 20 year jail term and fine of P2 million.

New resolution on organ trafficking from UN Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice


 Belarusian News | May 19, 2014

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MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – Belarus-initiated resolution on the prevention and fight against illegal organ trade and human trafficking for the purpose of organ sale has been adopted in Vienna. The document was approved at the 23rd session of the UN Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian embassy in Austria.

The resolution for the first time within the commission draws the attention of the international community to the need to analyze the present situation and modern trends in organ trade as a new looming crime...


Alleged Israeli organ trafficker arrested in Cyprus

The Times of Israel

 The Times of Israel | June 3, 2014

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An Israeli man suspected of illegally trafficking in human organs has been detained in Cyprus for using a fake passport.

Uzi Shmueli, a former professional soccer player for Hapoel Beersheba, allegedly headed a crime ring that lured struggling young Israeli women, mostly from the south of the country, to Turkey and paid them NIS 20,000 (some $5,750) for their kidneys.

Israeli authorities suspected that he had fled abroad after they opened an investigation into the alleged trafficking ring...

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