June 30th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

Vietnam court: One-time victim trafficked others

By Jim Kavanagh, CNN

A former victim of human trafficking was one of three women sentenced to prison for that crime Wednesday in Vietnam, VietNamNet reported.

The 29-year-old woman was sold to a man in 2009 by a trafficking ring whose leader is now imprisoned, according to the news service. She later induced 11 other women to travel to China, where they were sold to men, a Vietnamese provincial court ruled.

Prosecutors said she was paid the equivalent of (U.S.) $238 for each woman she procured, plus $140 once the victim was sold to a man.

The woman told the court she was merely playing the role of matchmaker for women seeking foreign husbands.

She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The other two defendants, who allegedly worked for the first woman, received sentences of five and six years, VietNamNet reported.

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  1. kalma


    July 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • phi kappa betA

      Shouldn't this be illegal in china too? or does the bribe culture there trump it all?

      July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  2. Odessa

    Former slaves and criminals need Christian education, not just freedom or judicial punishment.

    July 6, 2011 at 4:26 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      Oh Geez.. The only thing they will learn is how to believe in incredible stories and molest children.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • Nonsense

      Bruh, Christians are and have been historically among the worst violent criminals. So, I'm not sure where you're going.

      July 6, 2011 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • dave

      Why would you judicially punish the slaves?

      July 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Odessa

      You guys are wrong. The secular West has become a pervert. Christians truly rescue victims and free people everywhere.

      July 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Reply
      • Ali

        Religion is not the answer. Religion is the reason why we have so many damn wars. These people need education and economic opportunity. Stop shoving your shitty religion down people's throats.

        July 15, 2011 at 4:19 am |
    • joey

      im sure there are a few alter boys out there that will disagree with you

      July 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Yes a christian education – a book filled with illicit sex and incest. Great idea.

      July 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  3. Aaron

    The woman needs mental help, not jail time.

    July 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  4. Jesus

    Christians truly rescue and save people?! You are BRAINWASHED! Stop watching the 700 club Jeff...Its dbags like you that are the reason everybody hates America with you're 'I'm helping everyone more than you' bible thumping bs, how about you keep your nonsense of a belief system to yourself

    July 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply
    • frog

      the reason people hate america is because of dbags like you! you think you're so awesome and are living in the best country in the world when america is so full of sh*t and crime. the reason people hate you is because you are so selfish and self-absorbed. americans are hypocrites, take the uprisings in the arabic countries. when there were riots in libya, it didn't take long for the u.s to intervene, but when there are riotings and killings in syria: WHERE IS AMERICA? the answer is simple: syria doesn't have oil!!! it is CHRISTIANS that are helping the poor in almost every country. it is the CHRISTIANS that are killed in muslim countries every day. christians are the ones to first help immigrants when they arrive in european countries not ATHEISTS. it is CATHOLIC PRIESTS that are killed in muslim countries. it is Christians that are being persecuted and killed in pakistan and every other damn muslim country.
      the n#1 charity organization is the CATHOLIC CHURCH not judaism not buddhism not islam and certainly not ATHEISTS. so why don't you take your bs and shove it somewhere else!!!

      July 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  5. Jesus

    And that goes to ET, not Jeff, excuse me

    July 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  6. Viet Do

    Poverty has led to so much miseries for people and destroyed basic moral values in this so-called modern World. People will try everything for their own survivals. These on-going problems have rooted in China where former victims are promised freedom and even financial rewards for joining and luring more and more newly recruited victims into this living hell.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:27 am | Reply
    • Robert

      View Do has the only meaningful comment here: it isn't about morality, it is about money and poverty, and potentially overpopulation as well. Preaching about morality is worthless, because people will not starve in moral superiority anymore. Through TV and the web, they know that others live better, and they want enough money to not be poor – regardless of morality.

      July 16, 2011 at 5:19 am | Reply
  7. man from earth

    imagien , there 's no haeven , or hell , above us only sky .
    no religion too

    July 15, 2011 at 7:50 am | Reply
    • jon

      Thank u. Thank u. thank u.

      July 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  8. thomas pham

    vn was communist nation always corruption & dictator gov. they are dudies & rules same as mafia crimes (50years ago) did human trafficking & drugs and devil & monster act to societies, where communist present, which gov so corruption there for any human trafficking & human slavery will be there happen every day live, as long as paid money to communist gov. and the crimes go on every day live on, it was monster devil communist nation

    July 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Reply
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