CHINA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CROSS-BORDER CHILD-TRAFFICKING
May 16, 2014: A man from southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been sentenced to death for child trafficking, while his 23 accomplices were jailed.
The Intermediate People's Court of Fangchenggang in Guangxi ruled that Huang Qingheng would also have all his assets confiscated in addition to the death sentence.
Huang Manli, another member of the child-trafficking gang, was sentenced to life imprisonment, while her personal assets were confiscated and she was deprived of her political rights.
The other 22 members of the gang were given jail terms ranging from one year and 10 months to 15 years.
The gang were prosecuted for having trafficked 23 babies or children from Vietnam and sold them to buyers in Guangdong Province since 2010.
Among the trafficked kids, 11 have been rescued by Chinese police, while the other 12 are yet to be found. (Sources: Xinhua, 16/05/2014)