Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Illegal Adoptions in Vietnam

Vietnam baby fraud trial begins
Sixteen people have gone on trial in Vietnam accused of committing fraud over the foreign adoption of more than 250 babies, a court official says.

"Those charged are alleged to have solicited the babies from poor families or single mothers.
They then faked documents to say the infants were abandoned, making them eligible for adoption by foreign parents, prosecutors allege.
Doctors, nurses and the heads of social welfare centres were among the accused.

If found guilty of 'abuse of power and authority', they could face between five and 10 years in prison."

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