06 Sep 2012

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“Kyrgyzstan’s intelligence agencies release corrupt scheme of foreign adoptions,” 24 KG News

GRAPHIC: 24.KG news agency

“Intelligence agencies of Kyrgyzstan have released a corrupt scheme of child adoption by foreign citizens, Anti-Corruption Service under the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) informed 24.kg news agency .

According to the Anti-Corruption Service (ACS), the scheme looks like: a foreign married couple pays for adoption services from $35 to $50 thousands to a firm. This sum is spent on receiving of Kyrgyzstan’s staying visa and settling of legal issues. In its turn, every foreign international adoption organization gets certificate for the right to engage in this activity in Kyrgyzstan. As to investigation, officials of the Ministry of Social Development for Adoption receive $15-20 thousand bribe for providing the certificate.”

Read the full article, in English, here: http://eng.24.kg/community/2012/09/06/25554.html

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