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Activist Icon Resigns, As The Threads Of Her Stories Unravel

Somaly Mam gained an international following in her crusade against sex trafficking, partly because of her own story of childhood sex slavery. Now, though, that story is under scrutiny, and Mam has resigned from the organization she leads. Melissa Block speaks with Simon Marks, former executive editor of The Cambodia Daily, whose recent Newsweek cover piece is credited with raising sharp questions about Mam's history.

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