14 years a slave - migrant workers held by human trafficker

Four rescued from tofu factory in Kaohsiung

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/26
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung police raided a dried tofu factory and rescued four migrant workers who had been held against their will for up to 14 years and worked 15 hours every day.

An Indonesian woman named Fan told the police that she came to Taiwan to work as a caregiver initially, but when she arrived at the airport, someone sold her to a dried tofu factory where she worked illegally. She said her employer had been keeping her locked inside on the second floor of the factory without any days off for almost 14 years.

Fan accused the employer of keeping her and three other migrant workers’ ID, forcing them to work from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day with no days off or overtime pay.

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