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October 27, 2009

Aftonbladet Scandal Updates

On Oct. 15, the European Edition of the Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed by CAMERA's Executive Director Andrea Levin on the Aftonbladet affair. Yesterday, the Local, Sweden's English-language newspaper, reprinted the Op-Ed.

In a separate development, the Kuwaiti Arab Times reports that Palestinian organs are being harvested -- in Jordan. The AFP article on organ trafficking in Jordan stated:

According to a recent government study of 130 cases in which kidneys were sold, nearly 80 percent of 'donors' were Palestinians from Baqaa in northwest Amman, the largest refugee camp in the country.

Judging by Aftonbladet's Aug. 17 article, the paper has a particular interest in organ trafficking issues, especially concerning Palestinians. Given that the Jordanian story is verifiable and 17 years more current than Donald Bostrom's original article based on an alleged 1992 case, we look forward to an Aftonbladet report on trafficking in the Hashemite kingdom as well as in Egypt, India and Pakistan.

We also still await a response from Aftonbladet editor Jan Helin to our Sept. 11 letter outlining flaws in Bostrom's Aug. 17 article.

Posted by TS at October 27, 2009 05:22 AM


I believe that bostrom's article of 17 August 2009, was based in part on an article in the Palestinian Arab press from 2001, from al-Hayat al-Jadida, as I recall.

Posted by: Elliott A Green at October 27, 2009 07:56 AM

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