Top doctor visits jailed MP Haberal
Republican People’s Party deputy Mehmet Haberal is under arrest for three years pending trial in the ongoing Ergenekon probe. Hürriyet photoPresident of the Transplantation Society (TTS) Professor Francis Delmonico paid a visit to Republican People’s Party (CHP) Zonguldak deputy Mehmet Haberal, who is a respected surgeon, in Silivri prison yesterday.
After a meeting that lasted approximately two hours, Delmonico said he had visited Haberal to consult with him and ask his opinions on the matter of transplantations.
“Haberal is a renowned figure whose scientific work is well-recognized throughout the international arena. It was very sorrowful for me to see him here. We pointed out that Haberal – who led the formation of the 2008 Istanbul Declaration and played an important role in taking measures and working in accordance with the principles of a declaration against the worldwide organ trade and organ transplantation tourism – would carry on his work in respecting the human rights stated in the declaration,” Delmonico said.
CHP Konya deputy Atilla Kart, who was also present at the meeting, said Francis Delmonico had proposed that Haberal assume the presidency of the TTS.