Ukrainian woman who allegedly tried to sell her children and was kidnapped in Georgia found in Azerbaijan

Ukrainian woman who allegedly tried to sell her children and was kidnapped in Georgia found in Azerbaijan
Yulia Suslyak

The MIA of Georgia has commented on refusing entry to the country to Yulia Suslyak.

Georgian border guards have prevented 36-year-old Ukrainian citizen Yulia Suslyak, whom local law enforcement officers suspect of trafficking in children, from entering the country. The official reason for refusal was the lack of sufficient funds and travel insurance, Georgian MIA’s press service reported.

Suslyak tried to get into the territory of Georgia from Azerbaijan, but she was denied entry according to the law of Georgia “On the legal status of foreigners and stateless persons.” In particular, on the grounds of items ‘d’, ‘g’ part 1 of Art. 11 of the law.

Early in the morning of July 21, Zurab Todua, the lawyer of Suslyak, whom the Tbilisi court released on July 19, reported on the arrest of his client in the territory of Georgia. The lawyer also said that Suslyak had been kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination. The documents about her arrest were signed by Prosecutor General Tei Giorgadze and Mariam Gogoreliani. However, the 36-year-old mother of 10 was found on the territory of Azerbaijan, where she was denied entry to Georgia.

Suslyak was arrested for the first time when she arrived in Georgia with 10 children. Back then, she said that it was her own children. The woman caused suspicion in the police, since several children were the same year of birth. Suslyak was suspected of selling children in Abkhazia. Later, the court established that she was indeed the mother of all the children, but some of them were conceived through artificial insemination.

By a court decision, the children, as well as the materials of the Suslyak case, were handed over to the Ukrainian side. On July 19, the Ukrainian was released from custody.

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