Hospital and judge charged with organ trafficking
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A hospital in the El Basateen district suspected of involvement in organ trafficking is believed to owned by a former criminal court judge, Kamal al-Khodery, who told Youm7 on Sunday he is being wrongly charged with organ trafficking.

The defendant denied joining any criminal organizations involved in organ trafficking, adding that he was only an administrative employee in the hospital responsible for delivering its profits to an orphan house affiliated with a charity.

Cairo investigators detained a criminal organization run by four organ traffickers who received money from doctors in hospitals in the Mokattam, Nasr City and Zaytoun districts, reported Marsadamny in January.

The Attorney General began investigations and hearing testimonies under the supervision of Judge Tariq Abu Zaid, together with doctors and employees of the Ministry of Health, regarding charges of organ trafficking, a judicial source told Vetogate, adding that investigations are conducted confidentially until security forces are able to arrest all suspects.

The defendants admitted before the prosecutor that they had participated in organ trafficking, along with a number of doctors who work for private hospitals in Cairo and Giza, and a number of employees of the Ministry of Health who facilitated the donation procedures, reported Vetogate.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Maree, Ashraf Ghaith, Mohamed Momtaz, and Ahmed Abdel Basset.

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