Chinese court starts looking at “kidney sold for iPad case”
posted by Victor H. / Aug 10, 2012, 9:05 AM
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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Lets see what happens!
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:07 AM 4
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Embarrass the Asian community. That's all it is.
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:22 AM 5
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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
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:15 PM 1
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and The New iPad has already came out, So maybe he will sells his heart to buy the new ipad lol
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:23 AM 18
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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.
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:36 AM 10
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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.
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 11:41 AM 4
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