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Published on Friday, 17 December 2010

Mentally disabled workers enslaved in factory

Written by Stacey Dove

China (ANP/AFP) - Authorities have shut down a factory in western China where 11 workers, most of them mentally disabled, were allegedly enslaved for years in deplorable conditions, state press said Tuesday. The case, the latest example of labour abuse in the vast country, comes three years after the eruption of a major slavery scandal in which thousands of workers were found to have been forced to work in brick kilns.


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