'Ma, I've been sold': The tragic stories of brides trafficked from Myanmar to China

In a picture taken on March 30, 2019, Nyo, 17, an ethnic Wa girl who became a victim of human trafficking, poses with the baby she was forced to carry, in Mong Yal, Myanmar.
In a picture taken on March 30, 2019, Nyo, 17, an ethnic Wa girl who became a victim of human trafficking, poses with the baby she was forced to carry, in Mong Yal, Myanmar.PHOTO: NYTIMES

MONGYAI, MYANMAR (NYTIMES) - She did not know where she was. She did not speak the language. She was 16 years old.

The man said he was her husband - at least that's what the translation app indicated - and he pressed himself against her. Nyo, a girl from a mountain village in the Shan hills of Myanmar, wasn't quite sure how pregnancy worked. But it happened.

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