A Chinese man who fled a prisoner of war in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, was about to be shed.
The man, identified only by his name Li, was reportedly kidnapped by a gang and used as a “blood slave” for months. South China Morning Post..
Lee’s life as a “blood slave”
Since August 2021, the gang has reportedly taken 27 ounces (800 milliliters) of blood each month from a 31-year-old man, leaving enough time to replenish the blood supply. Gangsters are believed to have sold blood to individual buyers online.
Normal blood donation usually just takes around 16 ounces (470 ml) of blood, This is about 8% of the average blood volume in adults. The human body can replace this amount within 24-48 hours, but red blood cell replacement takes about 10-12 weeks.This is the reason American Red Cross We recommend that you wait at least 8 weeks (56 days) before donating again.
Lee was drained so much that the veins in his arm couldn’t supply enough blood, and the prisoners began to draw blood from their heads.
He managed to escape with the help of one of the gang members earlier this month, but was already ill and suffering from multiple organ failure. When Lee was hospitalized on February 12, his arm was severely bruised and covered with needle marks.
Lee, who previously worked as a security guard in Shenzhen and Beijing, said Local press He said he was seduced by another gang in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China through a classified ad from a fake company.
According to Lee, the gang decided to draw blood from him after he refused to participate in online fraudulent operations. Under the threat of being sold to organ harvesters, Lee was forced to rob them of his blood. Members of the gang also used electric cattle prods to defeat and submit him and other prisoners. Lee revealed that at least seven men were detained in the room in which he was detained.
Because Lee has a universal blood group O negative, the gang took more blood from him than any other man. He remembered that the person who first tested his blood type shouted that his blood type was “very valuable.”
The gang then kidnapped Lee and took him to the Sino-Vietnam border. After having him cross the border, the gang took him to Ho Chi Minh City and finally to Sihanoukville. Upon entering Cambodia, another gangster who runs an online fraudulent company bought Li for $ 18,500.
Lee explained that all the members of the gang were Chinese and treated prisoners of war as “money-making tools”.
Lee is currently being treated at the hospital and is in a stable condition.
In a statement, the Chinese embassy in Cambodia called on Cambodian authorities to investigate the case. This week, a representative of the embassy visited Mr. Lee of the hospital.
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