THAI WORKERS COME FORWARD IN BIGGEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE IN US HISTORY
Via Neon Tommy: Several dozen Thai workers—many of them hiding their faces behind scarves and sunglasses—spoke at a press conference in front of a Thai temple in Los Angeles yesterday. The workers were victims in the largest human trafficking case in U.S. history. Hundreds of Thai workers were allegedly lured into slavery by Beverly Hills-based labor recruiting agency Global Horizons Manpower. They paid the agency up to $17,000 to get placed into jobs on American farms. But instead, they were enslaved, unable to leave, and saddled with bogus debts they were forced to work off. The press conference was helmed by the Thai Community Development Center, a non profit organization that assisted in the FBI investigation against the recruiting agency.
MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON MODERN DAY SLAVERY TO BE DIRECTED BY INDIAN ACTRESS/FILMMAKER NANDITA DAS
Via IndiaGlitz: The film, titled “Trafficking,” is written by former Free the Slaves board member Siddharth Kara. The movie “tells the story of three young women from India, Nigeria and Ukraine forced into sexual slavery in a brothel in Italy, where they attempt a daring escape.”