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A court in Romania has ordered the detention for another 29 days of two Israeli physicians, Harry Mironescu and his son Yair Miron, who were arrested in connection with allegations that the Sabyc fertility clinic which they own in the Romanian capital made payments to human egg donors, a practice which is illegal there.

The two were arrested yesterday, along with another suspect, Cecilia Borzeù, after prosecutors opened a criminal case yesterday into the matter. Due to a change in Romanian law about three years ago, it is illegal for a woman to receive payment in return for egg donations, although voluntary egg donations not involving compensation remain legal in the country.

The Israeli ambassador to Romania, Oren David, told Haaretz yesterday that embassy representatives had met with two other Israeli physicians suspected of involvement in illegal activity at the Sabyc clinic, Genia Ziskind and Natan Levit.

The two were detained but not jailed and an order has been issued barring them from leaving Romania, the ambassador said. The two reportedly worked at the Sabyc clinic and are accused of...