Nepal Organ Trafficking

Nepal Organ Trafficking

In this Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 photo, Mohan Sapkota, who sold his Kidney, walks up a ladder in his house in Hokshe, a village of tiny farms and mud huts that has been the center of the illegal organ trade in Nepal for more than a decade. Sapkote travels nearly 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the capital, Katmandu, every month to see a specialist for his legs, which constantly ache since he gave up a kidney in 1997. For more than a decade, human organ traffickers openly stalked his village, high in the mountains outside Katmandu, scouting for farmers and poor laborers to lure or dupe into giving up kidneys. Over the years, the village earned the nickname "the kidney bank." (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

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November 02, 2014 05:18:44 AM
November 14, 2014 07:08:35 AM
Niranjan Shrestha
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 2014 PHOTO
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Smuggling, Crime, General news
Hokshe, Nepal
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