Cambodia rejects ‘organ harvesting’ allegations

Authorities call for concerted crackdown on trafficking, saying most ringleaders are foreigners.

The Cambodian government has rejected allegations made in Hong Kong and Taiwan that human traffickers had lured victims into this country for “organ harvesting” and the sale of body parts for transplants on the black market.

“Up until now, there has not been a single case of a human trafficking organization harvesting organs from their victims to be sold,” Chou Bun Eng, the permanent vice-chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking, said in dismissing the allegations.

“These stories are all fabricated,” Chou Bun Eng said.

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