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North Korean slavery in Chinese factories exposed

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United

March 3rd, 2024News Digest
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Korean forced labor and sexual abuse in Chinese factories exposed
Over 100,000 North Koreans are working in China under forced labor conditions. In a seafood processing plant workers told undercover investigators that they were detained against their will and threatened with violent punishment if they tried to escape. Women interviewed also reported sexual abuse and, in some cases, sex trafficking, purportedly to maintain income quotas set by North Korea.
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Anti-slavery activists
Finding trafficked children in rural India: one woman’s life’s work
Rural India is filled with stories of missing children grabbed and forced into various forms of modern slavery, including forced marriage and organ trafficking. These stories inspired Pallabi Ghosh to start an organization that works with local law enforcement to investigate, rescue, and rehabilitate trafficking survivors.
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Italian top court joins Freedom United in denouncing sea migrant return scheme
Freedom United and advocates are rightly vindicated by Italian justice. Referring to a case where a captain handed over 100 migrants over to the Libyan Coast Guard, Italy’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, ruled earlier this month that it is illegal to send refugees rescued from the Mediterranean Sea to an unsafe territory – in this case, Libya. Take action…
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Ellie Finkelstein
Freedom United


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