Egypt arrest doctors over ‘human organ removals’

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Egyptian authorities say they have broken up a ring of criminals who were involved in the trafficking of human organs,according to BBC online portal.

Police have shut down a medical centre near the capital, Cairo, that specialised in kidney transplant, and have arrested a dozen doctors and members of staff.

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The doctors are alleged to have removed organs from poor people, including some refugees, for use by wealthy Egyptian and foreign patients.

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Seven years ago, Egypt criminalised the trade in human organs after the World Health Organization ranked it among the top five offenders in the world.

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