Do These People Enjoy Their Work? Do You Give a Damn?

In China kilns, Human Condition and Treatment, human trafficking, slave labor, Trafficking on June 16, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Authorities have freed another 80 slave laborers who were starved, beaten and forced to work 14 hours or more per day at brick kilns and small mines in central China, state media said Saturday.

Police in Henan and Shanxi provinces have staged a dayslong series of raids on kilns and small coal and iron mines, acting with a rare speed and thoroughness indicating high-level government concern.


The newly freed workers bring the total of slave laborers rescued in the past month to 548, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Shanxi province has mobilized more than 14,000 police officers to raid some 2,500 kilns and mines, Xinhua said, citing Du Yulin, director of the provincial public security bureau. Authorities have been given 10 days to investigate every facility and interview each worker, Du said.  One simple question to those that read this: Would you continue to buy from stores that obtain goods from manufacturers that condone this type of workforce?  


Human Trafficking


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