Vietnam - Vu Tien Manh case

Vu Tien Manh, an official in Nanh Bihn provincial Justice Department, and 11 others were sentenced for buying 170 babies from families in northern provinces for international adoption. From 1992 to 1998 they solicited children from unwed women and desperate families, then falsified documents and placed the children for adoption.

The children were placed with families in France and Belgium. Adoptive parents were told that the children had been abandoned by their mothers.

Date: 1998-01-01
Number of children: 170


Organizations: Ninh Binh Province


Persons: Vu Tien Manh (provincial official)


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