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Doctor severely punished for baby trafficking

English.news.cn   2014-01-14 10:04:26

XI'AN, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Shuxia, an obstetrician in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, was sentenced to death with a two years' reprieve on Tuesday for trafficking seven babies, a local court said.

Zhang, a doctor with Fuping County Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, is accused of selling seven babies, one of whom later died, to human traffickers after persuading their parents to give up their "sick" newborns, according to the Weinan Intermediate People's Court.

On July 20, a mother surnamed Dong suspected her baby had been abducted and reported the incident to police. Zhang is accused of falsely claiming that her child had a congenital disease, according to the court. The baby was found in good condition in neighboring Henan Province on Aug. 5.

Zhang was detained in August and stood trial on Dec. 30, 2013.

Related:

Four hospital officials stand trial over baby trafficking

XI'AN, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Four former officials of a hospital in northwest China's Shaanxi Province where an obstetrician trafficked seven babies went on trial Monday for dereliction of duty.  Full story

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