Kadyrov: Russian children to be returned from Iraqi prisons

Kadyrov: Russian children to be returned from Iraqi prisons

More than 90 children, whose mothers are held in custody in Iraq, will be repatriated to Russia, Representative of the Chechen Leader in the Middle Eastern and North African Countries Ziyad Sabsabi said.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said in his Telegram channel that an agreement was reached with the Iraqi government, under which Russian-speaking children, whose mothers were convicted in Iraq, will not be placed for adoption by local families.

"I would like to stress that all children are under Russian jurisdiction. We also have an agreement with the Iraqi authorities that the Russian-speaking children will not be placed for adoption by Iraqi families," TASS cited Kadyrov as saying.

According to the Chechen leader, out of 49 Russian women currently in custody in Iraq, 21 were sentenced to life in prison, two were sentenced to death, 26 are awaiting trial.

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