SICK organ traders in Iran are preying on the poor and selling their livers, kidneys and EYEBALLS for cash.
A new report shows that brokers working within the LEGAL industry in the Islamic Republic can make £45,000 a month targeting drug addicts and those in desperate need of money.
Iranians advertise their willingness to sell their organs in an area of Tehran nicknamed Kidney Street[/caption]
Kidneys are the most popular organ to trade and sell for $10,000[/caption]
The National Council of Resistance (NCRI), a group opposed to the hardline regime ruling Iran, has provided Sun Online with the astonishing research.
It shows that people in the Middle Eastern country can sell their kidneys for $10,000 and can make $50,000 selling their livers.
Corneas, which is the front part of the eye, sell for around $20,000 while bone marrow goes for about $10,000.
The NCRI says that lungs and blood plasma are traded as well.
In the report, there are pictures showing adverts in an area of Tehran known as “Kidney Street” because of the prevalence of desperate people wanting to flog their organs.
Indeed, despite Iran being among the top oil and gas producers in the world, citizens in their capital city are so impoverished they are willing to sell their body parts to feed their families.
According to the NCRI, thousands of kidneys are traded every year in Iran with most of the sellers being aged between 22 and 34.
The report includes links to trading websites where sellers publish their ages, what organs they are willing to sell along with their blood type.
Messages on the site include “hello, I want to see my kidney under the market price” and “willing to sell kidney due to financial problems”.
Another wrote: “God would damn the owner of this website.”
One broker told Iranian news agency ISNA that he started roaming hospitals looking for people willing to sell their kidneys.
He has now expanded his operation and makes up to $56,000 a month.
The broker said: “After two years, I hired several people to roam around hospitals and to find clients for me.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presides over a hard-line fundamentalist regime[/caption]
“Then, I hired a few people to somehow get the reports of brain-dead patients from the hospitals for me, and after that, I went on to sell other body organs.”
A second organ dealer openly admitted preying on the poorest members of society.
He said: “Most of those who sell their kidneys are from the lower strata of the society.
“I find them through friends who live in small towns or poor suburbs.”
NCRI spokesman Shahin Gobadi told Sun Online that the organ trade was prevalent in Iran before the economic sanctions imposed by the US.
He said: “The uptick trend of selling body organs in Iran has nothing with sanctions and was increasing even when the sanctions were lifted.”
Mr Gobadi branded the industry an “untold catastrophe” and a “systemic problem”.
Poor people in Iran sell their kidneys, livers and even parts of their eyeballs for quick cash[/caption]
Brokers who prey on the poor people can earn $56K a month[/caption]
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