Thursday, April 21, 2011

Organ Theft Rumors (Shanghai)

Shanghai Daily
21 April 2011

Police ease organ theft fears

By Dong Zhen

SHANGHAI police yesterday clarified there is no confirmed threat of gangsters roaming the city's streets trying to kidnap young women in order to steal their organs after a women's story of an attempted abduction spread rapidly online. [...]

Shanghai Daily
26 April 2011

Rumor about girls killed for organs ends with man's arrest

By Pan Zheng

THE suspect linked to the disappearance of a teenage girl in Fujian Province has been captured and the girl's body has been found, dismissing the online rumor that several girls had been murdered by organ traffickers, Chinese News Service reported today.

The 31-year-old suspect surnamed Lin was seized by police in Xiapu County on April 21 and was facing charges of kidnapping and murdering the 17-year-old Zhang Zhili on April 9, the report said. [...]