Russian Mum Who Tried To Sell Kids Online Jailed

Story By: Anastasia SmirnovaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

This young woman in Russia who tried to sell her children online has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail.

Barnokhon Kyzy Rasulzhan, 24, who originally comes from the Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan, was sentenced by a court in Preobrazhenskiy, a district in the western Russian capital Moscow.

The mum-of-three tried selling two of her children on social media before they were even born.

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In 2017, Rasulzhan tried selling her unborn daughter and placed an advert online which was then discovered by Russian police.

Interested buyers asked Rasulzhan to bring the girl to Moscow from the town of Almetievsk in the south-western Russian republic of Tatarstan where they could assist her with documents and medical help.

However, shortly before going into labour, Rasulzhan stopped contacting them and later decided to keep the child.

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In early 2019, the woman then placed a similar advertisement online looking for ‘adoptive’ parents for her second child.

She has asked for one million RUB (12,140 GBP) as payment for one child.

This time the woman did not change her mind and was caught by the police while receiving the money from the client.

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Local media said the woman has three children who are currently living with their grandmother.

Netizen ‘Aleksandra Popova’ said: “This is crazy.”

And ‘Sergey Alekseevich’ commented: “Oh my, she is 24 and has three children. Bonkers.”

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Anastasia Smirnova

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