China court awards life sentences to child traffickers

Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) A court in China’s Zhejiang province has sentenced two members of a child-trafficking ring to life imprisonment and another five to prison terms of up to 10 years.

The two, Wang and Huang, trafficked 10 female infants from 2012 to 2014, buying them in Jiangxi province and selling in neighbouring Zhejiang, said Lishui Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in its verdict on Thursday.

Wang and Huang were arrested while selling infants in Lishui City, Zhejiang in August 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.

The court deprived them of their political rights for life and confiscated all their property, the report said.

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