Firm accused of false imprisonment of migrant workers

The China Post
Date: February 28, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A factory in Kaohsiung has apologized for hiring foreign migrants illegally — but denied accusations it falsely imprisoned the workers for years at a time.

“We are very sorry for illegally hiring foreign workers, but there was no such thing as imprisonment,” Tsai Chia-ping (蔡嘉娉), owner of the Chan Shen Country Food. Co., Ltd. (筌聖老家) said Monday.

Local media reported that one of the four illegally hired Indonesian workers, known only by her nickname “Fang,” had been held against her will for 14 years and forced to work daily 15-hour shifts.

Factory owner Tsai rejected the claims, saying that every employee had been given keys and an access card to the factory. “They could easily come and go. I don’t understand how this was interpreted as false imprisonment.”    [FULL  STORY]

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