Authorities pursue charges in Ukraine’s trade in corpses
Dec. 21, 2012, 1:28 p.m. |
Vlad Lavrov, Kate Willson and Thomas Maier
Products from human tissue, similar to the fragments allegedly illegally harvested in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernihiv, are often used for nose reconstruction.
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Parts from 56 human corpses were improperly fed into the international tissue market from a state-run Ukrainian morgue, according to prosecutors who have filed criminal charges against five of the morgue’s employees.
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