Saturday August 11, 2012

The ‘iPad for a Kidney’ Trial Wraps Up in China

Nine Chinese who were involved in trafficking a human organ in 2011, went to trial in southern China this week. The nine are accused of profiting from the removal and transplantation of a kidney for profit. The 17 year old ‘donor’ received less than $3500 dollars (US) for his kidney. The money was used to buy an iPad and an iPhone. The verdict of the trial was not immediately announced.

The likelihood of the defendants' being found guilty is high: Chinese criminal courts convicted 99.9% of the people who stood trial in 2010, a U.S. State Department report said, citing the Chinese Supreme People's Court.

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