Three of China's top legal departments have issued a circular urging all suspects involved in the abduction of women and children to surrender themselves to the authorities.
The circular, issued by the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security, ordered the suspects involved in criminal activities to turn themselves in by June 30.
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Suspects who confess their misdeeds truthfully will be given lenient punishment in accordance with the law, the circular noted.
It added that those who don't stop their illegal activities will face severe punishment when they are apprehended.
The circular says that people who obstruct the discovery, identification and rescue of abduction victims, as well as those who provide false documents to cover up the victims' true identities, will be held legally responsible.
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