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DSI rescues Myanmar women forced to work like a slave for 13 years

 

THE Department of Special Investigation yesterday (Dec. 4) rescued a Myanmar woman who was locked up at a house in Suan Luang district where she had worked for 13 years without receiving any salary, TV Channel 7 said today.

Mr. Traiyarit Temhiwong, DSI’s director-general, said his department was notified by the Labour Protection Network that it had been notified by good citizens to help this Myanmar woman and quickly sent a team to investigate.

At this house they found Ms Win, 26, who was exhausted and frightened and as soon as she saw them called out to help her get out of the house quickly.

She later told the officers that she had been brought to work at this house over 13 years ago but did not remember the exact date and never received any salary.

There is reason to believe that she is a victim of human trafficking and exploitation being forced to work like slave.

The rescued woman will be protected and also undergoing mental rehabilitation while the Human Trafficking Litigation Division will be pursuing legal action against the offenders.

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Top: The house where the rescued Myanmar woman was forced to work without salary for 13 years. 

Home Page: The masked victim peering out of the house. Photos: Sanook.com

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