Woman Sentenced to Death for Trafficking 49 Children

From the Times of India:

The court in Hubei province sentenced Yu Lixiang to death while two others – Du Minghua and Yu’s sister Yu Xiaofen – were sentenced to life terms in prison Friday.

The 23-member child trafficking ring was convicted of buying 49 children from Yunnan province and selling them to people in Hebei province, Xinhua reported Saturday quoting a statement from the Wuhan Railway Transport Intermediate Court.

The ring, busted in May and June 2009, sold boys for up to 40,000 yuan ($5,860) and girls for up to 20,000 yuan ($2,930) each between March 2005 and July 2009.

See also past CDT posts on child trafficking.

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