» 11/28/2011, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Colombo: sister of Mother Teresa arrested for “selling” children
The first Missionary of Charity to be jailed, she was accused following an anonymous tipoff. Sister Eliza runs a hostel for unwed mothers. Confusion surrounds her arrest. According to fellow nuns, the incident is due to an outdated registry.
27/06/2011 SRI LANKA
Eradicating drugs: Sri Lanka’s new challenge after terrorism
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s promise on World Day against Drug Abuse (yesterday). In 2010, 29,796 people arrested for drugs, almost all men over the age of 30 (60%). Of these, 9,520 for heroin, 20,259 cannabis, 12 for hashishand one for cocaine. In Sri Lanka, the use and trafficking of drugs are illegal.
05/12/2011 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith: Charges against the Sisters of Mother Teresa should be withdrawn as soon as possible
The archbishop of Colombo breaks the Church’s silence on the Prem Nivasa case, which involves the Missionaries of Charity allegedly selling the babies of unwed mothers. The cardinal attacks the lies and ambiguities reported in local media, announces that he will not take part in any official event until the truth comes out. He calls on the country’s Catholics to pray for “the misguided people” who made the accusations and “the good mission of the sisters in Sri Lanka.”
More than a thousand arrests in anti-child trafficking raid
In an announcement, the government said it carried out a raid in 27 municipalities across the country, resulting in 1,094 people apprehended, and 382 children rescued. Traffickers also use the Internet. Four sites providing "adoption services" for "abandoned children" are shut down.
Shaanxi: obstetrician goes on trial for selling "at least" seven new-borns
Shuxia Zhang admits her involvement in human trafficking. Police save six children, but one is dead before her rescue. China's one-child policy has sparked a lucrative baby business. Each year, at least 200,000 children disappear.
Police gag order silences Sisters of Mother Teresa
Nuns are accused of abducting and converting children, but they regain custody after accusations are shown to be false. Sangh Parivar, which accuses them of “child trafficking,” plans a demonstration against the nuns for tomorrow. Insecurity spreads to the state of Karnataka where three Pentecostal churches are shut down despite having all the right papers.
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