5 individuals sentenced for fraudulently obtaining a kidney

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AMMAN – A Jordanian judge has sentenced five people to 7 years of temporary labor for 7 years after they extracted the left kidney of one of their relatives, promising him a "good fortune."اضافة اعلان

The court issued its decision during a public session and fined the defendants 5,000 dinars each. It was proven to the court that they received 10,000 dinars each as the price of the plaintiff's kidney, as reported by Al Ghad.

The court found that the defendants, including two foreigners, were involved in human organ trafficking, having convinced the plaintiff to lie to the Turkish medical committee and claim that he worked in Kuwait for the person who wanted to transplant his left kidney. 

The plaintiff initially met with one of the defendants, who is the brother of his wife, in a park in the Zarqa Governorate. He told him that he had a "good fortune" for him and that he would receive JD10,000. He obtained a passport and an airplane ticket for him, and they traveled to Turkey. There, they met with others, including the main criminal in the case.

Once information reached security authorities that the victim had sold his kidney, he was contacted and transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. The Public Prosecution began its investigation, which led to the identification of five individuals charged with committing the crime of human trafficking in accordance with the provisions of Article 3/b and by virtue of Article 8 of the Anti-Human Trafficking Law. 

According to the law, human trafficking includes recruiting, transporting, harboring, or receiving individuals for the purpose of exploitation through threats, the use of force, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, or taking advantage of a vulnerable state, as well as giving or receiving financial amounts or benefits to obtain the consent of a person who has control over these individuals.

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