A Chinese court has given a death sentence to a doctor who admitted to selling newborns to human traffickers. David McKenzie reports.
An obstetrician admitted she stole babies from the hospital where she worked and sold them into human trafficking.
A Chinese doctor has admitted in court that she stole babies from the hospital where she worked and sold them to human traffickers, state media and a court said.
Zhang Shuxia, a locally respected and soon-to-retire obstetrician, stood trial on Monday in northern Shaanxi province's Fuping county, according to online postings from the court.
Zhang worked in Shaanxi's Fuping Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital.
"Zhang used her position as medical personnel to fabricate reports about the infants, saying they suffered from birth defects or diseases that were hard to cure," the court said in its judgement.