Thirty-two Cambodian women charged with human trafficking for acting as surrogates have been released on bail on the condition that they keep the children.
The pregnant women were arrested in June, after a crackdown on international surrogacy, which Cambodia now terms ‘cross-border human trafficking’. Some have given birth while detained.
‘We have told them clearly that these babies belong to you, so you have to take care of them until they grow up, and not sell them. And they agreed,’ said Bun Samkhan from the National Committee for Counter-Trafficking.