Permissibility of buying free women sold as slaves in some countries

A: It is not permissible to sell free people, and if there is a country that sells free people as slaves, this does not actually make them slaves. They are free people and it is not permissible to sell them, buy them, or have intercourse with them. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.