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Indian police bust baby-trafficking ring in financial capital

Mumbai, India Thomson Reuters Foundation Police in Mumbai have charged nine alleged members of a baby-trafficking ring – among them a nurse at a maternity hospital and agents who operated in the impoverished slums of India’s financial capital, officials said on Monday. In the second such case in the city in five years, the nine […]

“Alarming” number of babies being sold in Uzbekistan, anti-trafficking groups say

Uzbek refugee baby

Tbilisi, GeorgiaThomson Reuters Foundation Anti-slavery groups have urged Uzbekistan to step up action to tackle baby trafficking after government figures revealed an “alarming” number of infants were being sold in the country.  Uzbek authorities recorded 185 such cases during the past four years, the interior ministry said earlier this month, with officials citing difficult financial […]