A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers.
Zhang Shuxia was found guilty of abducting and selling seven babies in Fuping, Shaanxi province, the sentencing court said.
She told parents their infants had serious diseases and convinced them to give up the babies, the court said.
Zhang has been sentenced to death, with a two year reprieve.
Suspended death sentences are normally commuted to life imprisonment in China.
Zhang sold seven babies to child traffickers between November 2011 and July 2013, including a pair of twins, a judgement posted on the Weinan Intermediate People’s Court’s verified microblog on Tuesday said.
Six of the babies were rescued, but one baby girl died.
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