"U.S. Lawsuit Against Seafood Importers Makes Claims of Human Trafficking," Thomson Reuters Foundation News
June 16, 2016
By Sebastien Malo
NEW YORK, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rural Cambodian villagers have filed a lawsuit against four U.S. and Thai companies, accusing them of trafficking and making them work in forced-labor conditions in a Thai seafood factory.
Their civil complaint filed in California federal court accuses the four companies in a joint venture of violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a U.S. law that aims to prevent human trafficking.