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Trafficking in Organs Said to Rise in Egypt


J. Millman / M. Bradley  / online.wsj.com / Dec. 12,  2011
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Cairo - Egypt's year of political upheaval has left a shortfall in some law enforcement, and that has been a boon for criminal organizations that traffic in human organs.

Inside Bangladesh’s organ bazaar Asia-Pacific Inside Bangladesh’s organ bazaar


Global Post | October 27, 2011
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JOYPURHAT, Bangladesh — Mehdi Hasan's scar runs in a wide arc from his waist to a point just beneath his rib-cage.

Organ Gangs Force Poor to Sell Kidneys for Desperate Israelis


Bloomberg | November 1, 2011
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Aliaksei Yafimau shudders at the memory of the burly thug who threatened to kill his relatives. Yafimau, who installs satellite television systems in Babrujsk, Belarus, answered an advertisement in 2010 offering easy money to anyone willing to sell a kidney.

Brooklyn man pleads guilty to trafficking black market kidneys to N.J. residents


NY Times| October 27, 2011
[Trenton, NJ, USA|

Trenton, NJ, USA— The price was steep. As much as $160,000 to secure a donor willing to give up a human kidney for transplant.

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