Five South African doctors have been prosecuted on charges that they carried outillegal kidney transplants to wealthy Israeli citizens after the bodies were taken from the Romans and the Brazilian poor, writes SBS.com.
In the same case was indicted Richard Friedland, director of the best private hospitalin South Africa, owned by the Netcare group.
Investigators say that during 2001 - 2003, in St. hospital. Augustine in Durban werecarried 109 illegal transplant operations. 109 defendants have been filed againstcounts, including forgery and organized crime.
"Israeli citizens who urgently needed a kidney transplant at the hospital were brought toSt. Augustine. They paid him the organ suppliers to make faster operations, "the dailyTimes quoted SBS.com.
Kidneys were harvested, initially, all the Israeli citizens, and later the Romans andBrazilians.
Israelis who have donated their organs illegally received approximately 20 thousanddollars, while the Brazilians and the Romans were paid about $ 6,000.
South African police tried, unsuccessfully, since five years ago to bring him to trialleader in network doctors who performed illegal transplants, the Israeli Ilan Perry.