It had never crossed MN’s mind that she would be exploited by her own husband in a country far away from Indonesia, until the 23-year-old experienced it by herself.
In September, the girl from Sompak district, Landak regency in West Kalimantan — which is located around 129 kilometers from capital Pontianak — went off to China to live with a husband she had just met several weeks earlier through a matchmaker.
According to MN, the husband’s family treated her well on the day she arrived by throwing a welcoming party at their residence. The good treatment changed drastically on the following day, as she was asked to wake up early in the morning to do all of the household chores.
“I was also employed at a factory that required me to work from 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening,” she said on Sunday at a press conference ...
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