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Seven imprisoned in C China kidney trading case


10:09, November 30, 2012

CHENZHOU, Hunan, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- A surgeon and six others were sent to prison Thursday after being convicted for their involvement in the case of a teenager selling his kidney for an iPhone and an iPad.

Seven out of nine defendants were sentenced for intentional injury and two others, though guilty, were exempt from criminal punishment for their minor roles in the crime, according to the verdict.

The People's Court of Beihu District in Chenzhou City of central China's Hunan Province sentenced He Wei, who organized the illegal kidney trade in April 2011, to five years imprisonment.

Song Zhongyu, the surgeon who conducted the transplant, was sentenced to three years with a reprieve of five years.

Wang, a 17-year-old high school student from Anhui Province, agreed to sell one of his kidneys after the teenager met the gang through an online chatroom.

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