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article imageHusband Sold Wife's Kidney Without Consent to Buy Tractor

By geozone     Mar 2, 2007 in World
When Safia, the wife of a Pakistan farmer, was three months pregnant, her husband beat her severely enough that she miscarried.
Safia's husband, Shakeel Ahmed, then took her to the hospital on the pretext of seeking medical treatment for her. Instead, doctors removed one of her kidneys during an operation without her consent or knowledge.
It was not until Safia subsequently developed a urinary tract infection and had to seek medical attention for it did she find out she was missing a kidney. Then and only then did her husband admit to having sold her kidney for money, money which he used to purchase a tractor.
Safia filed a written complaint with the police who have registered and are investigating a case against Ahmed “in the light of a medical report indicating that (her) husband had unlawfully sold one of her kidneys.” She has also accused the doctors of acting in collusion with her husband and failing to obtain her consent for the organ removal.
Until the investigation is complete and the evidence is in, Ahmed's actions technically fall under the category of "alleged crime"
Pakistan is supposed a hotbed for the blackmarket kidney trade. Seems you can get several thousand dollars for a kidney. Safia's husband valued a tractor more than a child and apparently deliberately caused her to miscarry. It was a pre-meditated act so that he could get one of her kidneys to sell. He treated his wife like a piece of property, not a valued partner in marriage.
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