Chinese court starts looking at “kidney sold for iPad case”

Chinese court starts looking at “kidney sold for iPad case”
Just a year ago, a shocking incident happened - a Chinese 17-year old boy craved the iPad 2 so much he sold his kidney for one and a couple more Apple gadgets. The teen took this mind-boggling decision on his own after accused He Wei asked another defendant Yin Shin to look for donors in online chat rooms.

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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1. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Lets see what happens!

11. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Awaiting for the outcome.....?

16. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011


2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

This is the ultimate retardation. Sigh.

10. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

What more can be said!

3. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Embarrass the Asian community. That's all it is.

9. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

What a disgrace. Humiliation!

27. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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 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: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

and The New iPad has already came out, So maybe he will sells his heart to buy the new ipad lol

12. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Lmao.... that was funny!

13. mahoganyheart

Posts: 11; Member since: May 23, 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...

5. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

For a Apple product, I would say NO

8. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

True said.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

7. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Me to!!!!

28. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

True that. Apple Headphones are awful.

14. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

the guy who sold his kidney for ipad iS son of judge KOH.

15. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 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: Jul 05, 2012

hope he got a lifetime warranty on that ipad

18. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

30. breasts

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

organ harvest festival!

20. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

He wants the compensation money to buy an ipad 3...

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

22. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Darwinism at its best...

25. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It was just another iPad sale for Apple so I'm sure they don't care.

26. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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: Nov 09, 2011

told my mum about this last year and she laugheD!

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