Two more young Vietnamese, mail-order brides were murdered by their Korean husbands in South Korea over the last three weeks, according to Vietnam's English-language newspaper, Thanh Nien (the Daily Youth).
South Korea, along with Taiwan, Singapore, and China, has been importing Vietnamese brides for its loser bachelor population since the Southeast Asian country embarked on doi moi (economic reform) in 1986. Driven by extreme poverty, a number of rural Vietnamese families have effectively sold off their young daughters to old, undesirable men from these countries. Often, these mail-order brides are subject to physical, sexual, and psychological torment at the hands of their husbands and/or in-laws. Tragically, quite a few have been murdered or driven to suicide.
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