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Thailand's Burmese slaves

In Mahachai, an industrial zone south of Bangkok, half a million Burmese people work in the fishing industry. But most have no papers and make easy pickings for organised crime. Held against their will and forced to work at sea for months on end, they are treated cruelly by their captors. France 24’s Cyril Payen brings you an investigation into this new form of human slavery.

By Pierre Vaireaux , Cyril PAYEN

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