Finland - Human trafficking trial - October 31, 2017

A berry entrepreneur faces human trafficking charges at Central Finland District Court in a criminal trial which is expected to last months. The head of the firm is accused of bringing Thai nationals in and forcing them to work under conditions which violated human dignity. The head of the berry company faces possible penalties of a three-year prison sentence and paying compensation of some 60,000 euro to the company's former workers. The berry picking company housed the visiting pickers in shipping containers or in buses and the pickers' passports were seized when they arrived. The workers were forced to pay for necessary items like accommodation, transportation and the required berry-picking tools.

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