Former sex slave's nightmare continues long after freedom

November 19, 2014 4:47 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Hoa was freed last month from a brothel in Guangdong, China, and brought back to Vietnam by her rescuers, her nightmare didn't end.

Traumatized and ill, she first returned to her village in north Vietnam's Nghe An province. But there she lived in fear of being sold to traffickers again, and she was stigmatized by the local community for her four months in the brothel. She was later moved to a safe shelter in the capital Hanoi.

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