Thousands of North Korean Women Sold as Slaves in China – RFA

 English Korean 2007 02 16 Nk Woman Bar-200 From Radio Free Asia:

Thousands of North Korean who fled famine in their homeland in recent years are believed to have been sold as "brides" to Chinese men, who often put them to backbreaking labor and subject them to constant fear, physical assault, and sexual abuse.

In an unprecedented series of interviews by RFA's Korean service, women who were trafficked into China, lured by the promise of food and a decent living, described their experiences on air.

"A woman from our village, who said she'd been to China, told me that we could make some money there, so I followed her and crossed the Tumen River," said Jeong Soo-Ok, who was caught and sold by trafficking rings after crossing the border into China from in March 2004. [Full Text]

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