China tries surgeon in iPhone-for-kidney case: Report
BEIJING (AFP) - A surgeon and four other people are on trial in central China over the case of a teenager who is said to have sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and iPad 2, state media reported on Friday.
The state-run China Daily newspaper said that 18-year-old Wang Shangkun is in serious condition after receiving an illegal transplant operation in 2011.
The five people on trial stand accused of intentional injury and illegal organ trading over the removal and sale of the organ and face three to 10 years in prison if convicted, the paper said.
A woman who answered the phone at the Beihu district people's court in the city of Chenzhou, Hunan province, said that the trial was in session on Friday, though offered no details. She declined to give her name.