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Sudanese Man Arrested as Kidney Broker

October 30, 1994| Reuters

CAIRO — Egyptian police Saturday arrested a Sudanese man for arranging sales of human kidneys from hard-up Sudanese men and women to wealthy Gulf Arabs, security sources said.

They said 36-year-old Habib Gamal Din forged letters from the Egyptian Doctors' Syndicate authorizing Cairo hospitals to remove kidneys from "volunteer" donors and give them to the ailing recipients.

In one operation, Gamal Din was paid about $3,000 by a Saudi Arabian woman. The female Sudanese donor received just $600 for her kidney, the sources said.

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