Seven more Indonesians held captive in Cambodia released


The Cambodian Police in cooperation with the Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh on Sunday (July 31, 2022) released seven more Indonesians held captive by an online scammer in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

The figure brought the number of Indonesians freed from captivity in the country to 62, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a written statement received in Jakarta on Sunday.

On Saturday (July 30, 2021) the Cambodian Police and the Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh also released 55 Indonesians held captive in Cambodia.

The embassy is expected to remove the 62 Indonesians from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh on Sunday night.

While in Phnom Penh, the 62 Indonesians will receive psychological counseling from the Foreign Ministry.

As per the standard operating procedure, all the Indonesians who fell victim to human trafficking will undergo questioning in accordance with the screening form for the identification of human trafficking victims before being deported to Indonesia.

The screening form will be used to support the process of rehabilitating the victims and taking legal action against the people recruiting them in Indonesia.

The case of 62 Indonesians held captive in Cambodia came to the light when a person through his social media account appealed to the authority, particularly Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo, to release them.


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