Two Indonesian men convicted of organ trading

Other News Materials 27 June 2008 19:17 (UTC +04:00)

Two Indonesian men were convicted of organ trading Friday by a Singapore court, reported dpa.

The pair were due to be sentenced next week, a Ministry of Health statement said.

Each pleaded guilty to a charge of organ trading and making a false declaration.

Organ trading often involves the exploitation of "poor and socially disadvantaged donors who are unable to make an informed medical choice and suffer potential medical risks," the ministry's statement said.

The Indonesians face a penalty of up to 12 months in prison or a fine of 10,000 Singapore dollars (7,462 US dollars) or both.