The government presented five people in central China for participation in the illegal trade in body after the teenager had sold one of his kidneys to buy the iPhone and IPad.
The case provoked an outpouring of concern that we can not say what to do to protect themselves from the negative impact of increasing consumerism in Chinese society, especially among young people who have grown more creature comforts than the generation before them.
Chenzhou city prosecutor’s office charged the suspects intentional infliction of harm for the organization and the removal of a kidney transplant from 17-year-old student surnamed Wang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday night.
Duty prosecutors Saturday in Chenzhou Beihu District People’s Court in Hunan Province confirmed that the prosecutors handling the case, and that the defendants charged with willful injury.
She refused to give his name, and refer the matter to the level of Press Service of the prosecutor’s office, where phone calls rang unanswered.
The defendants include the surgeon, hospital, contractor, and the brokers who are looking for donors and leased line operating room for procedures Xinhua.
It means 1.5 million people in China need organ transplants, but only about 10,000 transplants are performed each year, fueling the illegal trade in organs.
Xinhua described one of the defendants named Wei He broke both time and frustration for the gambling debts. He said he asked the defendant to seek other donor agencies in a chat room, and someone in the operating lease for transplantation, which was held in April last year.
He received 220,000 yuan ($ 35,000) for transplantation, provided the student 22,000 yuan ($ 3,500) and divided the remaining money, along with other defendants, and several health professionals involved in the operation, Xinhua.
When the student returned home, he was asked how he could afford a new iPhone and IPad, and he told his mother that he had sold one of his kidneys, the report said.
Southern Daily newspaper reported last month that the other person to sell, or to seriously consider selling their kidneys to raise money for causes, including the repayment of large debts, making payments on your phone, or pay for an abortion for a girl.
“Without the difficulties facing the full, these young people born after the 1990s made a hasty decision. In choosing between their bodies and materialism, they firmly chose the latter,” the official Communist Party newspaper Guangming Daily said in an editorial late last month on the South Daily report.
“In today’s society where the desires are infinite and endless demands … to blindly compete with others in achieving a high-class” technology “is gradually destroying lives,” he said.
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