‘Internet brides’ abused and held captive in suburban Australian homes

An explosion of social media sites promoting prospective young Asian brides has caused a spike in abuse and exploitation, with reports some women are being held captive in suburban homes in situations that could constitute human trafficking.

Six women from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines have revealed their stories to ABC News in the hope of preventing other women being lured into abusive relationships with Australian men.

“We have seen some horrendous cases where there’s been really severe physical violence and where women have simply felt unable to leave the house,” migration lawyer Kathy Bogoyev said.

In full: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/internet-brides-abused-held-captive-suburban-australian-homes/11165506

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