Australian nurse freed from Cambodian jail but 43 women arrested over surrogacy

Tammy Davis-Charles was secretly freed on 22 May, a senior prison official says.

Controversy over commercial surrogacy has flared again in Cambodia with new arrests and disclosure of the secretive release from a Cambodian prison of Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles.

In recent months, 43 pregnant Cambodian women, carrying babies mainly for clients in China, have been arrested.

There have been claims some subsequently gave birth in custody while chained to maternity ward beds.

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