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This paper discusses the case against Dr. Horror-Amit Kumar, the alleged mastermind of a shocking and reportedly expansive kidney trafficking ring, which has raised eyebrows in Canada, Europe, the United States, India and in civilized societies around the world. The paper explains that a clandestine, crime-syndicate-driven network of doctors have been providing stolen kidneys to wealthy people in India and other venues. The paper claims that this is an outrageously unethical and illegal violation of values and human rights. It argues for a world-wide cooperative strategy, run through the United Nations, the World Health Organization, or other respected international agencies, that will address the best way to get needed organs to people regardless of their ability to pay. The paper concludes that this issue has not received serious attention because Western nations are preoccupied with fighting terrorism.
From the Paper:"These illegally harvested kidneys were believed to have been transplanted into "more than 500 kidneys into foreign and well-paying Indian patients." Where did Kumar and his colleagues get those kidneys? The Star claims that Kumar made a "desperate attempt to bribe Nepalese police" when they arrested him in his hotel room in southern Nepal. Reportedly, Kumar offered police "2 million rupees" if they would let him go. They refused.
"Moreover, reports in the Star indicate that Kumar "and his network forcibly removed kidneys from more than 500 poor laborers over a period of nine years." One of those men was an Indian laborer named Shakeel Ahmad, according to the Star (February 10, 2008), who stood on the side of the main road to Delhi as he always did, waiting for someone to pick him up and offer him a job digging ditches or hauling heavy materials."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fatah, Sonya. "Alleged kidney trafficker remanded in custody." TheStar.com. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/302232.
- Fatah, Sonya. "Search for work cost a man a kidney." TheStar.com. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/302138.
- Ireland, Corydon. "Ethicists, philosophers discuss selling of human organs." The Harvard University Gazette Online. (2008). Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2008/02.14/01-organs.html.
- National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). (2007). "Kidney Disease of Diabetes." Retrieved February 23, 2008, from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdd/index.htm.
- The Canadian Press. "Kumar says kidney donors consented: report. TheStar.com. (2008). Retrieved February 23, 2008, from http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/302878.
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