Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking

Cambodia has released 32 women who were detained while pregnant on charges of human trafficking for acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese couples, a government official said on Thursday.

The women, who were detained in July, were freed on bail this week after promising to raise the children themselves, said Chou Bun Eng, secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior.

“We requested (the court) to release them on probation under watch,” she said via the messaging app Telegram.

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