Chinese court starts looking at “kidney sold for iPad case”
That’s how the 17-year-old at the time Wang learned about the possibility to basically trade his kidney for an iPad a couple hundred dollars. From there on, the dice rolled and the accused He Wei asked another man to lease an operating room where Yunan province hospital doctor Song Zhongyu performed the grim surgery and transplanted the kidney into a recipient in April 2011.
Everything could have gone unnoticed for a while, but on the following week the teen suffered renal failure and when asked by his mother confessed what he’d done.
The accused He Wei was a gambler in debt and was looking for a way to give the money back. The monstrous kidney operation earned Su, the man who leased the operating room got 60,000 yuan, Song, the surgeon, 52,000 yuan, Tang, the middle-man got 10,000 yuan and Yin, the chat room trawler, got 3,000 yuan. Wang, the teen who suffered the most from his ridiculous decision, was given 22,000 yuan after leaving the hospital.
The prosecutors are holding the nine conspirators criminally liable for "intentional injury," and require a compensation of 2.2 million yuan or $356,849. The court is now holding the hearings.
source: Xinhua via TheVerge
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2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
This is the ultimate retardation.
3. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Embarrass the Asian community. That's all it is.
27. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
actually, its not the asian community, its china's govt that is to be blamed for all this......they allow people to sell their kidneys to anyone, even to those who ask them for a kidney online, they are very strict when it comes to other unnecessary things like censoring and blocking the web......humanely killing the dogs with sticks......trying to invade other countries etc etc......now i don't have anything against china, but i think that they should improve themselves now, this kidney selling for an ipad case became popular because he sold it for the ipad, just thinking of how many people are doing such things to themselves to meet the basic needs of life over there.......this is very embarrassing for a country that is expected to overtake usa as the world's most powerful country
4. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1304; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
and The New iPad has already came out, So maybe he will sells his heart to buy the new ipad lol
13. mahoganyheart (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 May 2012)
That should not be a funny thing, but it is sadly funny. Apple should say something about this. America is eating not only eating its young, but the young of the rest of the world too...
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5833; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The teenager shouldn't have done it in the first place, but the people liable for everything should get what they deserve.
I wouldn't even sell my blood for Apple Headphones to be honest.
28. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
True that. Apple Headphones are awful.
14. sarb009 (Posts: 263; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
the guy who sold his kidney for ipad iS son of judge KOH.
15. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
The teen is so retarded! That kid wanted an ipad, so he sold his kidney. He should not be given any money as its his own fault. whats the sound of one hand clapping, there is 2 sides of the story.
17. geearede (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
hope he got a lifetime warranty on that ipad
18. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
This only proves that idevices are just overpriced status-products, dumb people think if they own them they are very cool and awesome......
19. GoBears (Posts: 279; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
To the people making jokes. Too bad you all are so damned spoiled you can't see how horrific it is that a human being would sacrifice like this just to have a taste of a luxury we completely take for granted. I feel bad for the kid and I think they should put a bullet in the heads of the people that made this happen. Then harvest all their organs and possibly give life to people who deserve it.
23. lyndon420 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
You don't need to be spoiled to realize someone is a moron, and to own an apple product isn't a luxury - its just another example of how easy it can be to get a fool to part with his money...and organs.
20. Paradox (Posts: 122; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
He wants the compensation money to buy an ipad 3...
21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I WOULD never sell any parts of my body for the crummy iPad. I feel sorry for this kid that gave up his kidney just for a glass piece of technology.
24. lyndon420 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I bet apple does nothing to help this out of touch teen.
25. ChafedBanana (Posts: 350; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
It was just another iPad sale for Apple so I'm sure they don't care.
26. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Wow. never seen an ape who did such a thing since millions of years ago.
DISGRACE DISGRACE DISGRACE! I AM A CHINESE AND IM GONNA GIVE HIM A FACEPALM X100!
29. tiara6918 (Posts: 1200; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Poor guy, he should have never sold his kidney for an iPad. I wonder what his condition is right now...
31. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
told my mum about this last year and she laugheD!