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Egypt busts organ trafficking network

The Egyptian Interior Ministry shocked the public Aug. 22 by announcing it had arrested 12 people who had formed an organ trafficking network in Giza governorate, south of Cairo. The revelation sparked the public’s fear of a rise in such trafficking in the country, as did media reports this week …

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Human remains found in Upper Egypt renew organ trade fears

Heaps of unidentified human bones and remains were found by locals on several sites on a desert road near Egypt’s southern province of Asyut, reported Egyptian media earlier this week.

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Egyptian authorities refer defendant in Hurghada attack to mental institution: Lawyer

The man accused of killing a number of tourists at a Red Sea resort in July was committed to to mental institution for a period of 45 days on Monday on the orders of the State Security Prosecution, according to a statement the defendant’s lawyer published on Monday.

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40 civilians referred to military trial in Minya

Forty people were referred to military court in the southern city of Minya, 25 of whom are to be tried in absentia, according to comments Khalid al-Komy, the defendants’ lawyer, gave to al-Masry al-Youm. The first court session is scheduled for August 8, the military prosecution announced on Thursday.

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