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Hospital’s dark secret

The Phnom Penh PostThe Phnom Penh Post | August 11, 2014
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Police on Saturday busted an alleged organ-trafficking ring operating out of a military hospital in Phnom Penh, a ring they say included medical professionals working there and two generals from the Ministry of Defence.

It is the second group of arrests purportedly connected to the illegal organ trade in as many months.

According to a statement released by the Municipal Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Office, the group stands accused of “human trafficking with intent and being the accomplices of human trafficking with intent”...

How Bengal’s poor sell kidneys in other states

Times of India Bengal The Times of India | August 7, 2014

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KOLKATA: The CID has unearthed a racket in which poor people from four Bengal districts "donated" their kidneys to patients in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

This comes close on the heels of the detective department unearthing another such racket where poor people from Punjab and Chhattisgarh were brought to the city for "donating" their kidneys in lieu of cash.

Lalbazar detectives had found how the "poorest of the poor" from Punjab and Chhattisgarh were promised Rs 10,000-70,000 for a kidney and brought to Kolkata as donors using loopholes in organ transplantation laws...

Iran Disbands Human Organ Trafficking Ring

Tasnim news agency

Tasnim News Agency | August 5, 2014
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s intelligence forces have identified and disbanded a major ring involved in human organ trafficking activities.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the ministry said seven members of the band have been arrested with the cooperation of the Judiciary body.

It said the arrested members of the band have confessed to forging identification documents to gain their illicit objectives...

Inquiry finds 'indications' of organ harvesting in Kosovo conflict

Chicago tribuneChicago Tribune | July 29, 2014
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An EU-led inquiry found "compelling indications" that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas extracted body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war and sold them, but the practice was not widespread and there was not enough evidence for a trial, the lead investigator said on Tuesday.

After a three-year investigation, the EU-led task force said there was, however enough evidence to prosecute former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) for war crimes against the ethnic Serb and Roma populations of Kosovo during the conflict...

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