SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korean court says government must pay salt farm slaves

23Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SEOUL, South Korea— The South Korean government must pay 80 million won ($70,700) to three men who were enslaved on salt farms in remote islands off the country’s southwest coast for several years, a court ruled Friday.

The Seoul High Court said the government was responsible for their ordeals because local officials and police failed to properly monitor their living and working conditions. The court said the government should pay 30 million won ($26,500) each to two of the men and 20 million won ($17,700) to the third plaintiff.

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