Trafficked to China: an Indonesian bride’s story



Posted by Ed 26 days ago
When Monika, a 23-year-old Indonesian from Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, was introduced to a matchmaker last year who promised her a good life as the wife of a man from China, she had no inkling it would mark the start of 10 months of turmoil.
She received 17 million rupiah (US$1,200) for marrying the 28-year-old man, but claims he beat her for refusing to have sex with him, while her new mother-in-law physically and verbally abused her at the family’s home in Hebei province, 122km northeast of Beijing.

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