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Migrant workers abused in S Korea: Amnesty

Published Mon, Oct 20, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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MIGRANT farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a "shameful" work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

The report came on the heels of a mission to South Korea by the UN's special rapporteur on racism, who also cited "serious problems" faced by the growing number of foreign workers hired as low-paid, unskilled manual labourers.

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