China Tries 26 For Slave Labour - AFP

The second phase in China’s legal response to the Shanxi illegal brick kiln'(ȪëÁ†ñÁ™ë) controversy has begun. From AFP via Yahoo! News:

Another 26 people accused of forced labour and brutal conditions in brickyards have gone on trial in China amid a scandal that has outraged the nation, state press said Thursday.

The defendants are all charged with forcing people to work in “unspeakable” conditions at small brick factories in northern China, Xinhua news agency said. No verdicts have yet been reached, it said. [Full Text]

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