Bonded Labor Biggest Source Of Modern Slavery

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thrice
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Bonded Labor Biggest Source Of Modern Slavery

Post by thrice » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:23 am

http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.c ... hpt=hp_bn2

Author says 18-22 million people, mainly in South Asian countries, are essentially forced into slavery by debt that they can never repay, which binds them to work for the lender sometimes for decades.

citizenx
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Post by citizenx » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:14 pm

They had these sorts of problem in Dubai/UAE with their "guest workers" working on various crazy petro booms before the Dubai bust.

People would show up in Dubai in debt to one or more parties. Their passports were confiscated. They could not leave the country until the debt was paid off, and would be thrown in jail in some cases.

Nice country. Nice culture. Arabs are pigs.

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