Lao workers ‘caged’ in slave case

A bank manager has been charged after 12 Lao workers — some as young as 14 — were found enslaved and kept in cages on a farm outside Bangkok.

The workers, aged between 14 and 25 years old, were found sleeping in small spaces framed by metal bars that resembled “animal cages”, according to a team of police and soldiers who raided the pig and chicken farm in Nakhon Pathom’s Muang district. 

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