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A North Korean laborer has filed a landmark criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilding company that allegedly profited from the abuse of workers in its supply chain in Poland and was aware of the “slave-like conditions,” lawyers said on Thursday.

A law firm representing the worker — who has not been named, for his safety — has asked the Netherlands’ public prosecutor to file a case against a shipbuilder that it says knowingly benefited by buying items that were cheaper due to the use of forced labor.

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