9 on Trial Over Organ Sale For iPad in China

The accused allegedly helped a teenager sell his kidney.


(CNN) — Nine people went on trial in southern China over allegations they helped a teenager to sell one of his kidneys so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, a court in Hunan Province said Friday.

Prosecutors said in court Thursday that the nine people "should be held criminally liable for intentional injury," the court in the province's Beihu District said in a statement Friday.

The 17-year-old high school student from Anhui Province—who was referred to only by his surname, Wang—suffered renal failure after the kidney was removed in April 2011, according Xinhua.