Sat, Mar 01, 2014 - Page 1 News List

Taiwan scores well in US rights report

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

“There was evidence of forced labor in domestic services, farming, fishing, manufacturing and construction,” it said.

In the first six months of last year, police and judicial agencies removed 219 victims from forced labor, including sexual exploitation, the report said.

It said there were documented abusive conditions for migrant workers on Taiwan-flagged fishing vessels operating out of Singapore. The workers were given substandard food and little medical care, while they were forced to work 18 to 20 hours a day, the report said.

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