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An Israeli citizen living in New York was sentenced to prison for organ trafficking.

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, 61, of Brooklyn, was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison. He had pleaded guilty last Oct. 27 to three counts of organ trafficking and one count of conspiracy in a New Jersey federal court.

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THOUSAND OAKS, California - Google chief Eric Schmidt declared war on international criminals Tuesday, vowing to harness technology to battle "illicit networks" around the world.

At a two-day summit including Interpol, government ministers and victims of forced labor and child slavery, Schmidt said the Internet can help fight traffickers of drugs, sex workers and organs.

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MALAWI: What majority of us know is that slavery was formally abolished in the world long time ago but believe me, this trade in misery was modernised and changed its name to human trafficking as we know it today.

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Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas joined Malaysian transplantation experts in raising public awareness about the dangers of, and the unethical practices involved in, illegal organ transplants at the Academy of Medicine in Kuala Lumpur on July 10.

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At a meeting last month, a group of judicial officials from Central America and the Dominican Republic agreed to a minimum sentence for any individual involved in the increasingly common crime of organ trafficking.
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Polish police have brought charges against 23 Poles suspected of offering organs for sale during the first large-scale operation against organ trafficking, Poland’s Police Headquarters reported on Friday.

“This is the first large-scale operation against the trafficking of organs [in Poland],” Polish Press Agency quoted police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski as saying.

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Narrating a recent incident that happened at a city-based corporate hospital, he said that a kidney was irresponsibly dumped by a hospital because of its insistence that the transplantation be performed in their centre itself.

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Police on Tuesday arrested 10 people on suspicion of running a human organ trafficking ring.

The traffickers are accused of matching poor kidney donors with those requiring urgent transplants, before pocketing most of the profits and failing to pass them on to donors – despite promising them financial rewards.

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Men account for more than two-fifths (41%) of adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales helped by the Salvation Army, contrary to the public perception that the crime almost exclusively affects women.

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The details of the course were announced at a special awareness seminar organized by Ignou where officials from Nagpur University and the city police were present.

Shirish Deshpande from the postgraduate department of law, Nagpur University, said, "Human trafficking is happening for various reasons, for sexual or physical exploitation, removal of human organs etc.

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