Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar probing labor abuses, slavery in seafood industry exposed by AP

April 2, 2015 9:22 AM

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BENJINA, Indonesia – Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being exported to the United States and elsewhere.

A week after The Associated Press published a yearlong investigation into the problem — including showing men locked in a company cage — delegations from Thailand and Indonesia visited the island village of Benjina. Officials from Myanmar are scheduled to visit the area next week to try to determine...

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