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The trial of five people has begun in China over an incident where a student sold his kidney to buy an iPad and iPhone.

The trial of five people has begun in China over an incident where a student sold his kidney to buy an iPad and iPhone.

 
Those charged with the crime include the surgeon who carried out the operation and He Wei, the organiser of the transaction, who allegedly made the deal in order to pay off gambling debt. He denies the charges.
 
The 17-year-old student, contacted via an online chat room, received the equivalent of roughly $3,000 for his kidney, but the group behind the operation received somewhere in the region of $35,000. The teen now suffers extremely poor health and almost died from renal failure, according to the BBC.
 
 Trial begins in China over teens sale of kidney for iPad
 
The bizzare case, which was discovered by the boy's mother after she asked where he got the money for the iPad and iPhone from, shows the popularity of Apple devices in the country, but it also exposes a criminal underground of illegal organ trading, taking advantage of China's long donor waiting list.
 
The defendants face up to 10 years in prison, while others who had less involvement in the operation may be subject to fines.
 
Source: BBC