Three defendants in child trafficking case to stay detained till mid-September
MOSCOW, August 6 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld detention of three obstetrics and gynecology doctors accused of the surrogacy mothers’ children trade, RAPSI has learnt from the court’s press service.
Thus, obstetrician-gynecologist of the reproductive medicine organization Next Generation Clinic Yuliana Ivanova, obstetrician-gynecologist of the city’s maternity hospital N3 Lillia Panaioti and doctor Valentina Chernyshova will remain detained until September 14.
They are charged with human trafficking committed by an organized group.
In total, seven people involved in the case are in detention. One more accused woman is under house arrest.
In January, law enforcement found a body of a dead newborn boy in a flat in the Moscow Region’s town of Odintsovo. There were also three other kids there along with a nurse. Investigators believe surrogate mothers gave birth to the children to transfer them later to foreign parents.