Trafficking in persons

Case No 3360/2009

Fact Summary

The first defendant, H.S.A.A.M., travelled to Egypt in 2009 and sold his kidney. Upon return to Jordan, he was arrested for selling an organ in exchange for money as this is prohibited under Articles 10 and 4/c of the Jordanian Law on the Utilization of Human Organs. The defendant confessed to the crime, but stated that he was forced to sell his kidney. Defendants G.A.G.A.A. and A.M.S.S. stated that they were not involved.

The Court held that there was not sufficient evidence to convict defendant G.A.G.A.A. or defendant A.M.S.S. of the crime, therefore both were acquitted. Defendant H.S.A.A.M.  was found guilty of selling an organ in exchange for money and sentenced to 1 year in prison.

Author:
The Protection Project

Keywords

Trafficking in Persons Protocol:
Article 3, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Article 5, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Acts:
Recruitment
Transfer
Means:
Threat or use of force or other forms of coercion
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

... as involves

• principal offender(s)

Offending

Involved Countries

Egypt

Jordan

Defendants / Respondents in the first instance

Defendant:
H.S.A.A.M.
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian
Defendant:
G.A.G.A.A.
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian
Defendant:
A.M.S.S.
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian

Charges / Claims / Decisions

Defendant:
H.S.A.A.M.
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:
1 year
 
Defendant:
G.A.G.A.A.
Verdict:
Acquittal
Charge / Claim:

Forcing another to sell or donate their kidney in exchange for money

Defendant:
A.M.S.S.
Verdict:
Acquittal
Charge / Claim:

Forcing another to sell or donate their kidney in exchange for money

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