‘We are slaves now… fear being shot,’ say Indians held hostage in Myanmar | India News

KOCHI/HYDERABAD: Some of the approximately 30 Keralites, among about 300 Indians being held hostage and forced to work as cybercriminals in a complex in Myanmar’s Myawaddy, have described to TOI the torture they suffer, including electric shocks, if they refuse to work as cybercriminals for their captors at “KK Park”. They have sought the intervention of state and central governments to secure their release.
The “billion-dollar casino and tourism complex” in Myanmar is called Shwe Kokko and is owned by Chinese businessman She Zhijiang, who, according to the BBC, was arrested last month. He was wanted by Interpol.
Nine IT professionals have been helped to return to India, MBT leader and social activist Amjed Ullah Khan told TOI in Hyderabad. Some of them were made to pay ransoms in cryptocurrency.
One abducted Keralite described a camp enclosed within high boundary walls…

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