16 November 2013, 07:00
In Chechnya, three medics to face trial on charges of child trafficking
In Chechnya, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has completed the investigation into the criminal case against Umrabat Amaeva, a resident of Dagestan, and medical workers Malikat Biytemirova, Jennette Sadulaeva, and Batuli Chupalaeva, who are accused of selling a minor girl and a newborn baby boy.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the police disclosed a grouping of criminals, who during a half year had sold up to 12 children from Chechnya and Dagestan to residents of Russia and Turkey. On October 31, 2012, in Grozny, the police detained Umrabat Amaeva, a 61-year-old resident of Dagestan, when she was trying to sell a newborn baby. She has admitted that she is a member of a grouping that includes employees of maternity hospitals in Makhachkala, Derbent and Khasavyurt.
Investigators have revealed that in August 2012, Umrabat Amaeva brought to Grozny from Khasavyurt a girl aged 1 year and 8 months and sold her for 350,000 roubles. In October 2012, she also brought to Grozny from the maternity hospital of Makhachkala a newborn baby boy and sold him for 550,000 roubles. In both cases, a female employee of law enforcement bodies played a role of a "buyer".
The criminal case was instituted under article "attempt to sell a person committed against a minor in a helpless state, known to a guilty person" and sent to the court. This was reported by the ICRF's website on November 15.