North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe: rights group

Jul 6, 2016

North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe: rights group

In an attempt to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of cash over its nuclear weapons program, North Korea has been sending hundreds of “state-sponsored slaves” to work in European Union nations, rights campaigners said Wednesday. North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour ...

South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Nov 14, 2015

South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years took the government to court on Friday for alleged negligence and police inaction, which they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal. In the lawsuit, filed at the ...

U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Oct 6, 2015

U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America “workers” in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state’s combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews. Instead it was the ...