The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (125): The Chinese Eye Snatcher

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A six-year-old boy in China has been left blind for life after a barbaric assault in which an attacker gouged out his eyes, with the apparent intent of selling the corneas on the black market. …

The boy had been playing outside in Fenxi, in the northern province of Shanxi, when he disappeared for some three to four hours. His anxious family later found him covered in blood with his eyes missing, his father told Shanxi Television.

His eyes were discovered nearby but the corneas had been removed, according to reports, suggesting that the assailant may have been a trafficker supplying the lucrative but brutal organ trade. (source)

More on organ “trade” here. More posts in this series are here.

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