A hidden crime that exploits labourers for profit.

A crime that forces and deceives women into sexual servitude.

Indian rock quarry slavery survivors welcome stiff sentence for their captors

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of slavery at a rock quarry in India welcomed a stiff sentence handed to the owner and managers, and said on Monday that the rare ruling sends a strong warning to other employers.

A court in Tamil Nadu state found three men guilty of using violence, intimidation and debt bondage to force people to work in the quarry in Tiruvannamalai district, and sentenced them each last week to 11 years and nine months in prison.

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