Migrant 'slaves' freed

A police raid this week on a garment factory in Bangkok brought to light the shocking conditions faced by migrant labourers, many of whom are trafficked into the country from impoverished neighbouring Burma, Laos and Cambodia. Around 60 Burmese migrants were freed from what they said were prison-like conditions in the factory in the Din Daeng area of Thailand’s capital where they were forced to work 16 hours a day with little pay, and forbidden from leaving the building.

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