Brickbat: Looking the Other Way


Activists and senior government officials say the Pakistani government is pressuring law enforcement and the media not to investigate the trafficking of Christian girls and women to China. The families of the women sell them to what they believe are Chinese husbands, but many of the women say that once they arrived in China they were abused or forced into prostitution. Human rights workers say the government is trying to keep trafficking secret in order not to jeopardize ties with China.