in

Three men arrested in Iran for allegedly selling babies on Instagram (www.cnn.com)

A 20-day-old baby and a two-month-old child were rescued from the online infant-selling ring, the news agency said.

Tehran Police Chief Hossein Rahimi said a third baby has been identified but is yet to be found, ISNA reported.

The rescued babies were being advertised on social media platform Instagram, according to the semi-official KhabarOnline website.

One was being advertised for 400 million Iranian Riyals ($9,490), and the other for 500 million Iranian Riyals ($11,800), Rahimi said, according to KhabarOnline.

They were bought from “poor families” — one for 50 million Iranian Riyals ($1,100) and the second for 100 million Iranian Riyals ($2,300) — Rahimi added, according to ISNA.

CNN has reached out to Instagram for comment.

Iran is among 21 “Tier Three” countries in the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks nations that comprise the worst offenders on human trafficking.

The countries listed in this tier do “not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and (are) not making any efforts to do so,” according to the report, which was published last year.

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

Report

What do you think?

1573 points
Upvote Downvote
Legend

Posted by NewsRoom

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0
Coronavirus: Lockdown Iran  | People and Power 28 |

Coronavirus: Lockdown Iran | People and Power

Unusual Course For Iranian Tanker On Heavy Sour Crude Mission 29 |

Unusual Course For Iranian Tanker On Heavy Sour Crude Mission (www.forbes.com)