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Australian nurse on trial in Cambodia denies recruiting women for surrogacy operation


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By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane

An Australian nurse accused of running an illegal surrogacy business in Cambodia has denied recruiting women or organising exit documents for babies.

Key points:

  • Tammy Davis-Charles says lawyers told her Cambodia had no surrogacy laws
  • Says she nursed surrogate mothers, handled their payments
  • Says a management company recruited the women, arranged birth documents

 

Tammy Davis-Charles took the stand in a Phnom Penh court after seven months in pre-trial detention.

She was charged with forging documents and acting as a go-between in an adoption.

 

"I asked three different lawyers about the law in Cambodia," Davis-Charles told the court.

"I was told that there was no law about surrogacy in Cambodia and it was allowed.

 

read more http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-13/australian-nurse-on-trial-in-cambodia-for-surrogacy-business/8614720

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