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Netherlands Stops Adoptions from South Asian Countries After 30 Years of Abuses Revealed

international adoptions

The Netherlands has suspended all international adoptions after a government investigation uncovered over three decades of abuses, including coercing or paying foreign mothers to give up their children.

The investigation started after an increasing number of adoptees looked into their family history and later discovered their birth documents were either forged or lost, or their adoption was illegal, according to Aljazeera.

39 Bodies Found in U.K. Truck Include 10 Teenagers, Police Reveal

After weeks of investigation, local authorities in Essex say they have identified all 39 people whose dead bodies were discovered inside a refrigerated trailer in southeast England.

In a statement released by Essex police on Thursday, it was confirmed that the eight women and 31 men found in the truck in Grays, Essex, on Oct. 23, ten of whom were teenagers, were all from Vietnam.

39 Bodies Found in Refrigerated Truck in the U.K. Confirmed to Be Chinese Nationals

All 39 deceased — eight women and 31 men — discovered in a refrigerated truck trailer in Essex, England have been confirmed by British police to be Chinese nationals.

The full circumstances around their deaths and the reason for this journey are still unknown, however, this incident is believed to be the latest case of human trafficking and is being treated as such.

Suspected Human Trafficker Caught on Video Abducting a Little Girl in China

An alleged human trafficker was arrested 18 hours after he was caught on CCTV abducting a little girl on the streets of Ganzhou in southeast China’s Jiangxi Province last week.

The suspect, identified as Zhang, was seen trying to lure the 3-year-old girl with food on July 6. She followed the man while carrying a plastic bag containing the food he gave her, according to Daily Mail.