Good news! Blue Dragon represented ‘Van’ in court and 2 traffickers who sold her were sentenced to 5 years and 30 months in jail respectively. The third was spared after the judge considered her situation. She has a disabled child and is very poor. All three have been ordered to pay the survivor US$7,382 in compensation. (It was a closed court so no photos were permitted.)
The traffickers used social media to lure Van. She ended up in a forced marriage to a stranger in China. She has lost her innocence and also her trust in people. Time in jail for the traffickers won’t restore it. But it will help her heal.
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