Vietnamese women jailed for sex trafficking
Summary of story by The Examiner, 30 June, 2011
Three women in south Vietnam were yesterday jailed following a one-day trial in which they were found guilty of trafficking women to China.
Nguyen Thi Thuy, 29, was sentenced to ten years in prison after it emerged that she sold six women to men in China. Thuy’s accomplices were sentenced to six and five years, respectively.
Thuy was herself sold as a bride to a Chinese man in 2009. She was later hired by a trafficking ring who allegedly offered her $150 for each woman she sold.
According to Presiding Judge Nguyen Van Tong, the trafficking ring sold Vietnamese women to Chinese men for the equivalent of $5,000 each.