Woman Sentenced to Death for Kidnapping 11 Children
Guizhou Province – A woman in her 60s has been handed down a death sentence for the heinous crimes of kidnapping and trafficking 11 children in China. Yu Huaying, 60, was convicted by the Intermediate People’s Court of Guiyang City and will face capital punishment. Her political rights have been permanently revoked, and all her assets will be seized as well. The court deemed the gravity of the offense and the immense harm caused to society as warranting severe punishment.
The case against Yu Huaying establishes her collaboration with two men over a span of three years beginning in 1993. Together, they abducted 11 children from various locations such as Guizhou and Chongqing, before transporting them to Handan City in Hebei Province for the purpose of human trafficking. While two of the male accomplices are either deceased or missing, Yu Huaying has a history of criminal involvement in child abductions. She served an eight-year prison sentence after being sentenced by the Dayao County People’s Court in Yunnan Province in 2004. However, she was released early in 2009.
It was Yang Nu-hwa, 33, who shed light on Yu Huaying’s criminal activities. Yang, who was kidnapped by a man named Mr. Wei and subsequently sold to a rural family, diligently embarked on a quest to find her biological family. Yang, originally from Zhijin County in Bizhe City, Guizhou Province, was kidnapped at the age of 5 in 1995 by a woman in her 30s who resided nearby. The kidnapper took her to Handan, Hebei Province via train. Yang’s adoptive father treated her as his own, but their impoverished conditions forced her to drop out of elementary school and find work.
Despite the adversity she faced, Yang never forgot her true identity and made attempts to find her family with the support of a volunteer organization in 2012. However, progress was minimal at that time. It wasn’t until 2021 that she was able to locate her roots by sharing a video on social media, revealing her real name and childhood experiences while expressing her desire to reunite with her family. It was then that Yang’s younger cousin, who had been informed about her missing cousin during childhood, came across the video, leading to their emotional reunion after 26 years. Tragically, Yang’s biological parents were devastated upon learning the details of her kidnapping and passed away in anguish.
In 2022, Yang reported her experience to the Public Security Bureau, urging them to identify and bring her kidnapper to justice. After 24 days of investigation, Yu Huaying was apprehended. Mr. Wei, who was also involved in the abduction, received a 14-year prison sentence from the court. However, Yang expressed her dissatisfaction with the verdict, considering it too lenient. Subsequent investigations conducted by the prosecution revealed that Mr. Wei had kidnapped and trafficked 10 additional children besides Yang, leading to calls for the death penalty, a request which the court ultimately granted.
Yang has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation of 8.8 million yuan (approximately 1.6 billion won) from Mr. Wei. She stated, “Although I understand Mr. Wei is unable to undo the damage he has caused, my life and that of my family was shattered. This is their punishment for failing to show remorse.”
It has been reported that Yu Huaying intends to challenge the court’s ruling and appeal. China, known for its prevalent cases of child kidnapping and human trafficking, has recently intensified its efforts to combat these crimes. Last year’s “Jiangsu Chained Girls” incident exposed the rampant nature of human trafficking in the country, drawing international attention. The incident involved a woman in her 40s being held captive in a hut in Feng County, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province. She had been abducted and sold to a rural man, enduring horrific conditions, including multiple childbirths, while suffering from schizophrenia. Local authorities initially attempted to downplay and cover up the incident, sparking public outrage. The woman’s husband and the traffickers were subsequently sentenced to 8 to 13 years in prison, and 17 local public officials faced disciplinary measures, including dismissals.
Last year, during the National People’s Congress and the National People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chinese government expressed its determination to sternly address the crimes of kidnapping and trafficking of women and children. Former Premier Li Keqiang also emphasized the need for stronger action against these offenses.
Source: China News Weekly
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▲ Woman sentenced to death for kidnapping 11 children Photo: Yonhap News A woman in her 60s was sentenced to death for kidnapping and trafficking 11 children in China.
According to reports from local media such as China News Weekly on the 19th, the Intermediate People’s Court of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province sentenced Yu Huaying (60), who was accused of kidnapping a child the day before, to death.
In addition, he was deprived of his political rights for life and all his assets were confiscated.
The court said, “The crime is serious and the harm caused to society is so great that it deserves severe punishment.”
Yu Huanying was indicted on charges of working with two men over a three-year period starting in 1993 to kidnap 11 children from Guizhou, Chongqing, and other places and take them to Handan City, Hebei Province for human trafficking.
Two men are dead or missing.
Mr Yu was previously sentenced to eight years in prison for kidnapping another child by the Dayao County People’s Court in Yunnan Province in 2004, but was released in early 2009.
Mr Yu’s criminal activities came to light when Yang Nu-hwa (33), a woman who was kidnapped by Mr Wei and sold to a rural family, began searching for her biological family.
Ms Yang, born in Zhijin County, Bizhe City, Guizhou Province, was taken by a woman in her 30s who lived as a neighbor while her family was away in 1995, when she was 5 years old, and took a train to Handan, Province Hebei.
Yang, the daughter of a rural man who barely made a living by working hard with her mother in Handan, was sold and ended up living a miserable life under the name ‘Li Su-yen’.
His adoptive father treated him well, but because he had to live in poverty in a house with mud walls and leaks, he had to leave elementary school in the sixth form and start making money.
Even at a young age, Yang, who clearly remembered her real name as Yang Nuhwa and how she was kidnapped, set out to find her biological family with the help of a volunteer organization in 2012, but did little progress.
Then, in 2021, he managed to find his roots by posting a video on social media (SNS) presenting his real name and episodes from his childhood and saying that he was looking for his family.
Yang’s younger cousin, who had been told by adults that “his cousin went missing when he was young,” contacted him and they were dramatically reunited after 26 years.
However, his parents were shocked by Yang’s kidnapping and he died in agony.
In 2022, Ms. Yang reported to the Public Security Bureau, asking them to find and punish the person who kidnapped her, and the Public Security Bureau, which started the investigation, arrested Yu Huaying 24 days later .
When Mr Wi, who was accused of kidnapping a child, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the court, Mr Yang reportedly appealed, saying the punishment was weak.
During the supplementary investigation, the prosecution found that Mr Wi had kidnapped and trafficked 10 children in addition to Yang, and asked for the death penalty. The court also accepted the request.
Mr Yang, who has also filed a lawsuit claiming 8.8 million yuan (about 1.6 billion won) in damages against Mr Wei, said, “I know Mr Wei is unable to make amends, but even though he ruined my life and ruined my life.” family, I didn’t believe in myself during the test, “This is their punishment for not repenting of their sins,” he said.
China News Weekly reported that Mr Yu said he would oppose the court ruling and appeal.
In China, where child kidnapping and human trafficking are common, the authorities have significantly strengthened the punishment for related crimes following the ‘Jiangsu Chained Girls’ incident that took place last year.
In January last year, a video of a woman in her 40s chained in a hut in Feng County, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, was posted on social media.
This incident revealed the true face of human trafficking, which is still rampant in China, and shocked the whole world.
It was revealed that the Chinese woman who was kidnapped and sold to a rural man gave birth to eight children and suffered various abuses, including childbirth, for having symptoms of schizophrenia.
The local authorities were found to have downplayed and covered up this incident even after it came to light, causing public outrage.
In the end, the woman’s husband and the traffickers were sentenced to 8 to 13 years in prison, and 17 local public officials received a number of disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
The National People’s Congress announced in its two sessions (the National People’s Congress and the National People’s Political Consultative Conference) in March last year that it would deal strictly with the crimes of kidnapping and trafficking of women and children, and then-Premier Li Keqiang also called for a strong fight on kidnapping and human trafficking crimes.
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