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Return set for women rescued in China

Return set for women rescued in China

Two Cambodian women will be repatriated to the Kingdom tomorrow after having allegedly suffered mistreatment at the hands of their husbands in China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.

The Cambodian consulate in Shanghai cooperated with local authorities to rescue the women. Both had married the men in Cambodia and later moved to China to live with them, only to find themselves subjected to abuse.

Sum Buna, 26, from Kampong Cham province, left for China in March 2014, while Lun Mey, 26, from Prey Veng province, left for China in August 2013.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry said the women were staying at the Cambodian consulate and would return via the Phnom Penh International Airport tomorrow.

A third woman arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday after being rescued in Laos.

Chien Chan Thouen, 24, of Kandal province, was repatriated by the Cambodian embassy after she claimed she was cheated by a broker into travelling to Thailand for work, only to be subsequently taken to Laos.

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