Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based journalist who specialises in technology and business

Beaten & abused: an Indonesian bride trafficked to China
Monika, from Indonesia, was promised a good life if she married a man from China. The 23-year-old soon found out that she had been lied to by the matchmaker who recruited her. She says her husband beat her for refusing to have sex with him. Her mother-in-law physically and verbally abused her. This is the story of her 10-month ordeal. “The matchmaker told me that I would live a good life in China, and that I would be able to send money to my parents and that my husband would give me an allowance,” she said. “She also said that I would be able to return home and visit my parents any time.” Monika, who completed only the early years of secondary school and doesn’t speak English or Chinese, dec