Today, the trial begins for the five people accused of giving him the illegal organ transplant.
18-year old Wang Shangkun remains in serious condition, reads the China Daily newspaper and those accused face up to 10 years in prison for charges of intentional injury and illegal organ trading.
Court documents state Shangkun contacted an illegal agency online and then agreed to sell his kidney for cash. Supposedly, the organ traders were supposed to give Shangkun 150,000 yuan ($24,000 USD) and another $10,000 in USD. Wang only received 22,000 yuan ($3500) in actuality. He then used the cash to purchase an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4S, since authorities believe he was scared to be carrying so much cash.
Wang and his mother are seeking 2.7 million yuan in compensation from the organ traders, the hospital used and a medical investment company.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Aug 2012 13:23