Russia is demanding that the US authorities thoroughly investigate the reported instances of human trafficking of adopted Russian children in the United States, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The ministry’s commissioner on human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said in a statement that Washington had so far refused to provide Moscow with information about the probe on the trade of Russian adoptees in the US through underground networks on the Internet.
Reuters and NBC revealed the existence in September of an online market in which parents were handing over their unwanted adopted children to strangers they had met in Yahoo forums or via Facebook. Some reportedly suffered sexual abuse.
“We demand that the US side take decisive and efficient measures aimed at investigating the violations of rights of Russian children adopted by US citizens and ‘traded’ through Internet-exchanges,” Dolgov said.