Disgusting. IMO there is no need to put slaves in quotation marks, they were slaves:
China: Factory ‘slaves’ rescued
POSTED: 0658 GMT (1458 HKT), June 8, 2007
BEIJING, China[/b] (Reuters) – Chinese people have rescued 31 people forced to work for a year as slaves – given only bread and water and no pay – at a brickworks run by the son of a local Communist Party official, state media reported on Friday.
Eight of the workers were so traumatized by the experience they were only able to remember their names, the Beijing News said, citing a report in the Shanxi Evening Post.
One laborer was beaten to death with a hammer for not working hard enough, before police swooped to set the others free, the newspaper added.
The survivors had bruises, wounds and burns all over their bodies, having been made to carry uncooled bricks and walk barefoot in the kiln, it said.
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