July 15, 2016

Cambodians who were forced to work in slave-like conditions in Thai seafood industry have filed a complaint to a US federal court against two US companies and their Thailand-based suppliers.

The complainants, two women and five men, were recruited by Phatthana Seafood Co Ltd between 2010 and 2012 and faced “forced labor, involuntary servitude, and peonage” at the hands of their employer, according to their lawyers, who filed the case with the federal court in California’s Central District on June 15.

“They were working long hours and because of all the deduction to their pays for the tools and the housing, and the van, they ended up not having enough money to eat,” Agnieszka Fryszman, an attorney with the Cohen Milstein law firm, told VOA Khmer.

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