When he was 17 years old, had Wang one wish: an iPhone and iPad. Cool he wanted to be like his classmates. Today, almost eight years later, tied the young man to the bed and can’t even believe what he was once willing to fulfill his desire. On the case of numerous Chinese media reports.

Because his family said no money for the Gadgets, had sought the then high school student in the web. On the Chinese Online Chat platform, “QQ”, he came across three men, who promised to fulfill his wish. However, in contrast, they demanded a special prize: his kidney.

And Wang agreed. In April 2011, he traveled from his hometown in the Eastern province of Anhui, one of the poorest regions of China – in the southern province of Hunan. There, the three men received him from the Chat, and two surgeons, one assistant surgeon and a nurse presented to him, all worked in one of the local hospitals.

2800 euros for a kidney.

But the Operation was not there, but in an underground clinic, as the largest Chinese TV station, CCTV reported. The organ dealer away, Wang the left kidney and they sold more illegal. As it turned out later, paid the recipient for the kidney, the equivalent of about 28,000 euros. Wang got 2800 Euro for his body – just ten per cent of the sales total.

But the money was enough for his longed iPhone, iPad, it even gave. After he had acquired the technology, returned to Wang in his hometown. His mother only learned of the trade, as your son with the iPhone in the Hand in front of her. She called the police.


instructed In April 2012, nine in the case of involved persons were charged and convicted, including the three “middle men” and the two Doctors. They received sentences of between three and five years. Wang’s family received 1.47 million Yuan in compensation, the equivalent of about EUR 190,000, as the Chinese newspaper “Xiaoxiang Morning Post” reported.

For Wang, only a small consolation. The 25-Year-old is confined to her bed, reports the Chinese Website “iFeng” and “Yahoo News” in Taiwan. He had to abandon his studies and is in need of the constant assistance and entry by his family. He suffers from kidney failure and requires regular dialysis, without which he cannot survive.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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