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Mar 01, 2022 08:12 PM
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Cambodia ‘Blood Slave’ Case Was Made Up, Country’s Authorities Say

Li Yayuanlun was sent to the Bethune Cambodia China First Hospital for treatment on Feb. 11, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Huang Yan, a reporter at a Cambodia-based media outlet
Li Yayuanlun was sent to the Bethune Cambodia China First Hospital for treatment on Feb. 11, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Huang Yan, a reporter at a Cambodia-based media outlet

The case of a Chinese national kidnapped and forced to work as a “blood slave” by an online gambling fraud gang in Cambodia is “pure fabrication,” China’s embassy in Cambodia said Monday, citing local police.

The man, named Li Yayuanlun, was smuggled into the Southeast Asian country (link in Chinese), where he sought help from a local social organization for his poor liver condition, the Chinese embassy said, citing a statement on the case’s initial investigation by the Cambodian police.

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