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22 July 2019, 15:26

Woman suspected of child trafficking detained at Georgian border

A woman suspected of child trafficking was detained at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. An advocate of the woman suggests his client is not allowed to return to Georgia to prevent her from reporting about the pressure put on her.

On April 20, the Ukrainian citizen was detained on suspicion that she was travelling with children to Abkhazia to sell them there. The General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia transferred the case to Ukraine. The defence regarded that fact as an attempt to evade responsibility for unreasonable criminal proceedings.

Ten children who were travelling together with the woman were registered under her last name, but four of them were born in the same year, in 2017. The detained suspect explained that seven children were born by surrogate mothers and that she was travelling to Abkhazia to join her spouse, a well-known Ukrainian businessman. Besides, according to the suspect, the eleventh child died in Russia as a result of an accident.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 22, 2019 at 08:21 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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