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NOVOSIBIRSK, January 13. /TASS/. The investigative bodies in Russia’s Siberian city of Novosibirsk are checking media reports saying two orphaned children aged 5 and 13 by had been kidnapped for harvesting their organs, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Novosibirsk region department reported on Wednesday.
"An online news portal has posted a report saying that on December 30, 2015, Russia’s vice-consul brought to Novosibirsk from Kyrgyzstan a 13-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother who are Russian citizens. The Russian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan received information that the children had been subject to torture by their mother’s cohabitant for a long time, and after her death in September 2015 they were sold to Gipsies for further organ transplantation," the press service said.
The pre-investigation check is conducted by a department in charge of investigating priority cases of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Novosibirsk region department.
According to the press service of the regional government, the children are currently in the local children’s rehabilitation center.