The Burmese slaves who peel shrimp for the Thai shrimp industry

In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, migrants labor overtime in Thai sheds – Washington Post, September 20, 2012
At an age when she should have been in a classroom, Thazin Mon discovered her knack for peeling shrimp. To help support her Burmese migrant family, the 14-ye ar-old pulled 16-hour shifts, seven days a week, for less than $3 a day. “I am uneducated, so I work. I have to work bravely,” she says.
Although she was the best peeler in the factory, speed was never enough. Mon was beaten if she slowed down, she said. And when she asked for a day off to rest hands swollen with infection, her boss kicked her and threatened rape…

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