When Nop tried to get help from the authorities, the Chinese captors he had been sold to locked him in a dark room, beat him, and shocked him with a baton.
He had been lured to Cambodia by a promising job only to be forced into scamming Thais back home at a Chinese casino call center. But he never gave up hope.
“At that time, one of the Chinese bosses found out again I was contacting people to escape out, and he put me into what I would call a dark room,” Nop said through a translator. “There, I was shocked by electric baton. I was hit on the face and back.”