Russian Police Decide Not To Press Charges Against Factory Owners Who Kept Vietnamese Immigrants As ‘Slaves’

on August 24 2012 3:36 PM
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Russian police have decided not to press charges against the owners of a Moscow-area textile factory who had allegedly been keeping illegal Vietnamese immigrant workers at the plant as "slaves.”

However, the factory bosses will have to pay an administrative fine.

BBC reported the employees were poorly fed, worked 18 hours a day every day, suffered regular beatings, and were prevented from ever leaving the factory premises, located in the village of Savino, southeast of Moscow.

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