Trafficking in persons

Case No. 2772/2009

Fact Summary

The defendant, R.H.M.A.G., travelled to Egypt in 2009 and met with a man named A.M. He stayed with Ma’rouf in his apartment, and after some time, agreed to sell his kidney for $4,000. He had his kidney removed at a hospital, where he remained for 15 days following his surgery. He received his payment at the hospital, but it was later stolen. Upon return to Jordan, he was arrested for selling an organ in exchange for money, as it is prohibited under Articles 4/c and 10 of the Jordanian Law on the Utilization of Human Organs.

The Court sentenced him to 1 year imprisonment, but in accordance with Article 100 of the Jordanian Penal Code, his sentence was commuted to 3 months as he confessed to the crime and due to his young age.

Author:
The Protection Project

Keywords

Trafficking in Persons Protocol:
Article 3, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Article 5, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Article 6, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Acts:
Harbouring
Receipt
Purpose of Exploitation:
Removal of organs
Form of Trafficking:
Transnational
Sector in which exploitation takes place:
Organ/tissue removal

Cross-Cutting Issues

Liability

... for

• completed offence

Offending

Details

• occurred across one (or more) international borders (transnationally)

Involved Countries

Egypt

Jordan

Defendants / Respondents in the first instance

Defendant:
R.H.M.A.G.
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian
Born:
positive integer value

Charges / Claims / Decisions

Defendant:
R.H.M.A.G.
Verdict:
Guilty
Charge / Claim:

Selling an organ in exchange for money

Legislation / Statute / Code:

Articles 4/c and 10 of the Law on the Utilization of Human Organs

Term of Imprisonment:
 3 Months
 
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