Stolen Baby reminds us of the Barbados stem-cell scandal

Back in 2006, Barbados Free Press wrote…

This is a story about murder, international organ trafficking and children disappearing from Eastern European orphanages. There is a Barbados connection.

“The Government Of Barbados under Prime Minister Owen Arthur has allowed Barbados to become a world destination for trafficking in body parts – an industry that is known to involve organized crime, paying poor Ukrainian women to become pregnant and then aborting… and where there is now evidence of kidnapping and murder of newly born live, healthy babies.”

… from the BFP story: Healthy Ukrainian Newborns Murdered For Body Parts – Destination Barbados Clinic

Former PM Owen Arthur

Then BLP PM Owen Arthur made Barbados a destination for human body parts from aborted/murdered babies.

The Institute For Regenerative Medicine left Barbados after the story broke, and Owen Arthur and his government were just happy to let the whole thing drop. Owen $ Arthur never did tell us how much the BLP received from the stem cell clinic in political donations“.

Today Barbados Free Press received the following article from a father who is desperate to find his now adult son who was kidnapped as a newborn baby from an Iranian hospital in 1984. We pray that Fadil Hashmi will find his son someday, but our Bajan experience with the Institute for Regenerative Medicine makes us fear that Mr. Hashmi’s son might not be alive.

There are so many evil people in this world – and it brought shame upon our nation when Prime Minister Owen Arthur and the Barbados Labour Party aligned themselves with such an evil enterprise as the Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Here is the sad story from Fadil Hashmi…

“They said they buried my newborn son 30 years ago, but he is still alive somewhere.”

by Fadil Hashmi

I am Fadil Hashmi, and I work as an engineer in UAE. I am trying to uncover the truth of kidnapping my son for some 20 years.

Our son was born healthy in an Iranian Hospital in 1984. Three days later I was told that my son was dead. Six years ago I opened his grave, but did not find my son’s body.

December 24, 1984, I and my wife were living in Iran-my wife home country. When she went into labour, I took her to Sajjad Hospital in Tehran, where she delivered a healthy baby, according to medical reports. We choose name Mohammad for our son, but it was not made official on any documents.

After the delivery the baby was taken away and kept on a different floor at the hospital. My son was not given to his mother for feeding. My wife was discharged the same day and we were advised to keep the baby in the hospital for a few days. 

I used to visit the baby daily and nobody told me my son was ill. On the third day I went to the hospital and was told me to wait for a doctor, who told he me my son had heart and brain problems. I was then given the dreaded news: My son had died.

I took the doctor’s word for it and I did not question the claim that my son was dead. I did not ask to see my son’s body because it was traumatic.


Eleven years after the alleged death of my son, I read reports about newborns being kidnapped from hospitals in Iran. “That is when I started to doubt what I was told about my son’s death.”

And that was the first step in my 20 years’ struggle to find out if my son is alive somewhere. I had filed a court case against the hospital, claiming that I had not been given evidence of my son’s death. The court ordered police to investigate.

“When we went to the hospital, there was no death certificate nor was there anything to prove he was dead, except a notice of death that was not fully filled out. The notice was issued eight days after the day I was informed my son died.”

The death notice did not have the baby’s date of death, gender, parents’ names or the name and signature of the person who handled the body. The document also showed that the cause of death was that he was a “premature baby”. This is untrue and contradicts the initial report that the baby was a “normal newborn”.

The next stop was the cemetery where the baby was supposedly buried. When we checked the records, we found out that another baby was buried in the same grave as our son’s. For the same grave of my son another baby with surname “salaeh abadi” was also written in the records.

The court found the hospital not guilty of issuing an untrue death certificate due to lack of evidence.

Documents issued by Iranian Ministry of Health a report that highlighted the discrepancies in the hospital’s paperwork. The ministry recommended there be further investigations. It said “he should pursue the case with judicial and police authorities”.

I requested that my son’s body be exhumed, but the request rejected and the case was closed in 1997.”

Post 1997

Once the case was closed the doctor who was implicated, told my number of times my child had not died.

The doctor told me this because he thought the case was closed and would never be reopened.


An Iranian newspaper Etemaad reported that a woman was arrested following multiple complaints to police from mothers whose newborns were stolen. A 30-year-old-widow was arrested. She confessed to stealing more than 70 babies and selling them to rich families after faking their documents with the help of employees at the Iranian Department of Civil Status.

This report among others, confirmed my doubts that my son is not dead.


I attempted to reopen the case and requested exhumation. I received approval and when they opened the grave, they found only one skeleton.

“Representatives from a genetics lab took samples from the skeleton, but due to poor technology, they could not get any results. However, when they compared size of the bones with my son’s birth record, they found that the skeleton in the grave was bigger than my son’s so it could not have been his. Forensics also confirmed the results.”

Documents showed that my son was 44-centimetre long and the circumference of his head was 34cm. On the other hand, the skeleton that was found in the grave was 50cm long. The circumference of the head was 37cm.
Investigators had also opened an adjacent grave by mistake and found it empty. Papers showed that there was a body buried there. This brings the cemetery’s records into question.


The genetics centre in Iran re-evaluated the DNA sample from the grave following a letter from court. The research centre now had advanced technology, which tested the DNA samples. Tests proved that the DNA of the skeleton found in the grave did not match my wife DNA.

But even these findings were not taken seriously and the case was frozen.


I hopes my son will read news reports and realise that may be he was this missing baby and try to contact me.
“When a child is not blood-related to a family, even if he is never told he isn’t, he might feel it. May be he will realise he does not look like his family, his blood-type is different or something. The child might be keeping these feelings to himself, so I am getting the story out so if he is out there he can reach us.”

My wife, her health has suffered greatly because of this incident. When she was told her son died, she became depressed and had to go on medication.

“It got worse when we realised that he can be alive, she have been on strong medication ever since and she have not been able to have a good night’s sleep.” she takes sleeping aids to help her sleep.

She always felt he was alive. “It’s not easy for a mother to know her son is alive and not knowing anything about him … I never lose hope that one day I will see him.”

The documents for the above tragedy are available and attached

My contact email

Related links:    (Grave exhumation movie)    (With documents)     (only speech) (Iran News paper) (Iranian Tabnak Site)


Filed under Abortion, Barbados, Human Rights

5 responses to “Stolen Baby reminds us of the Barbados stem-cell scandal

  1. compton de castro

    In Spain mothers are told babies were still born or died
    Only now baby traficcing has come to light by DNA profiling…..babies were sold to rich parents who could
    not have babies….before IBF which is now possible.
    Some evil people in our innocent world.
    Que sera sera

  2. BFP

    The poor man. God bless him. I can’t imagine such a thing.

  3. compton de castro

    Beyond belief !


    Here in Canada we all get talked to in the womb if there are twins they pit one twin against the other and then tell u to stop listening to your twin.they only let the mothers hear the 2 heart beats then you don’t even realize you are having twins.then they use drugs and hypnosis on you your whole life.they made me have intercourse with my family members.they used my dad’s old technology gets better they updated.making us all look psycho.they have destroyed my life.they got 5 twins from me for whatever the cause is. My X husband and his mother and Duncan mental health as well as all professionals.they take the left twin or if they have you so hypnotized you won’t even know you are pregnant.they only get away with it cut they make us look bad in every respect ,they don’t give you any info yet treat me like I am the worst person on earth.

  5. Saw documentary of women who gave birth in an institution run by nuns
    being told that their babies had died at child birth.
    Babies later sold to rich families who wanted babies but were barren for whatever reasons.
    A DNA test solved one of the mysteries of the missing babies.

    Who can you trust today…..we become cynics 😈