Chinese doctor sentenced to death for selling infants

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A gynaecologist in northwest China received a suspended death sentence Tuesday (January 14) for her role in selling babies to human traffickers.

Chinese media said Zhang Shuxia convinced parents that their newborn babies had congenital defects, and persuaded them to give up the children. She would then sell the infants to a human trafficker.

In all, she sold seven babies. Miraculously, six have been recovered and returned to their biological parents.

Zhang admitted to the crime during her trial in December.

She and five other suspects have been detained in connection with the case.

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