Nightmarish Nephrectomies: An Overview of Organ Harvesting in North Africa

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HRW traced the Organ Harvesting Route in the Middle East HRW traced the Organ Harvesting Route in the Middle East

While transnational organized crime is inherently filled with malicious vice, few crimes are as heinous as organ harvesting in North Africa. Approximately 2,000 irregular immigrants per month seek to escape oppressive regimes in Eritrea and Sudan – the source states, move with the assistance of smugglers through Eritrea, Sudan, and Egypt – the transit states, and seek to reach a more prosperous life with family in Egypt, or continue to cross the Sinai into Israel.[1] However, some smugglers take advantage of this movement, and turn the irregular immigration into human trafficking or organ harvesting in the Sinai Peninsula – the market region.[2] Thousands of irregular immigrants have perished from organ harvesting and torture from their captors.[3] This crime is transnational in its framework, and has a litany of legal remedies working to end this trade; however, the governments of North…

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