Romania detains two Italians for child
Information Agency, 10 March 2011
authorities have detained two Italians for child smuggling and using a
false identity after they allegedly tried to illegally take a Romanian
newborn to Italy, prosecutors said Thursday, AFP informs.
The two, a 45-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man,
were detained late Tuesday in the central city of Brasov.
The Italians allegedly reached an agreement earlier
this month with a nine-month-pregnant Romanian woman to register her
baby under their names at birth, so they could leave the country with
The Romanian gave birth in a private clinic in the
eastern city of Bacau, where she was registered under the name of the
Italian woman, local prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have asked for the Italians to be held
in pre-trial detention for 29 days. A court will decide on the request
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