Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years
Authorities in Laos’ southwestern Champassak province have rescued four young Lao women and girls who were trafficked to China, while another group of four females from another part of the country remain missing, sources told RFA’s Lao Service recently.
The teenagers and young women, now aged 16 to 21, were rescued in August. Several years ago, they had been “tricked by a Chinese-speaking Lao middleman who told them they would be marrying Chinese men,” an official of the Champassak Women’s Union told RFA on October 29.
RFA’s Lao Service