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Eight arrested in Russia’s first surrogacy probe

Source Malay Mail

Russia is one of the few countries in the world where commercial surrogacy is legal. — Reuters pic

MOSCOW, Aug 3 — Eight Russians have been arrested and charged with human trafficking in the country’s first surrogacy probe, and a court today was to consider extending the arrests.

Surrogacy is legal in Russia and has been a lucrative business for many years.

However, a criminal probe was made possible due to “ambiguities” in legislation, defence lawyer Igor Trunov told AFP, adding it was the first such case in Russia’s history.

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