Series: Modern-day slavery in focus
Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK
Thai ‘ghost ships’ that enslave, brutalise and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers
Kate Hodal, Chris Kelly in Songkhla and Felicity Lawrence
The Guardian, Tuesday 10 June 2014 12.05 BST
seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of
A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco….
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