11 Nov 2012

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“Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring,” Herald Sun, 11/11/2012

“Egyptian police say they have broken up a child trafficking ring that sold almost 300 babies for $US570 ($A550) each or less.

A police official said on Sunday officers had arrested five suspects, including two nurses and a doctor working at the Cairo hospital where the babies were sold for almost three years.

Police are searching for the hospital manager who escaped arrest.

The official said the network also performed caesarian operations on women who had left it too late for an abortion of an unwanted child in exchange for allowing the doctors to sell the babies, usually to couples who could not have their own children.

Adoption is illegal in Egypt, which adheres to Islamic law in some family matters.”

Read the full piece here: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/egypt-police-bust-baby-trafficking-ring/story-e6frf7k6-1226514749175

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