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Monday, March 16, 1998

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  • New Developments in the Internation Organ Business

    Two Chinese men appeared in a New York Federal Court last week charged with plotting to sell the organs of executed Chinese prisoners. The two men, who vehemently proclaimed their innocence, were arrested last month after human rights activist Harry Wu posed as a doctor and secretly videotaped the offer of organs. The men allegedly offered to sell the kidneys, skin, livers, corneas, pancreases and lungs of executed Chinese prisoners.

  • New Book Examines the Asylum Process for Women Fleeing Genital Mutilation Practices

    In 1996, the political asylum case of Fauziya Kassindja made worldwide headlines. As a 17-year-old, she fled her homeland of Togo, Africa, to escape the ritual practice of female genital mutilation. After arriving in the U.S. she was imprisoned by the U.S. Immigration Service for 16 months.