Japanese girl fell into slavery, escaped with her boyfriend. She was 23 years old, but her petite figure makes her look like a teenager. Her bright eyes and friendly smile can easily hide the horrors she had to endure in slavery.
She calls herself Sundori, although this is not her real name. This is the name she took after she gained freedom, a term that means "pretty girl" in Japanese.
Sundari says it all started when she ran away with her boyfriend at the age of 17 years. Relations quickly faded, and she was homeless in Mexico city. Instead of returning home, she found food and shelter from a woman that owned a dry cleaner in the southern part of Mexico.
In the beginning, says Sundari, the owner of a dry-treated her so well that she began to call her "mom."
But little by little, the workload was increased. First, she was doing homework at home. Then she rose to Ironing several hours a day, which eventually turned into a 16-hour shift. Sometimes she ironed the clothes for 20 hours a day, she said.
With increasing workload, the amount of food that was allowed to eat was decreased. One day she was left without food for 5 days. A large amount of work was accompanied by beatings. And after the girl generally put on a chain.
Sundori now celebrating its first year of freedom. After five long years in captivity, she was finally able to be released in April 2015, when the woman who enslaved her left the chain loose.
advocate for human rights, Maria Teresa
sections: World News, Accidents, Accidents