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North Korean worker files Polish shipyard 'slavery' claim


THE HAGUE: A North Korean worker with a Dutch company operating at a Polish shipyard has filed a lawsuit alleging inhumane and slavelike conditions, his lawyer said on Thursday.
The unnamed worker from the impoverished communist state was working for the company in the Baltic Sea port of Gydnia, which makes parts for international shipping firms.
"A North Korean worker, who has worked for years in conditions similar to slavery for the Polish company Crist SA, has lodged a case against a Dutch company that has been repairing and building ships there for years," Dutch law firm Prakken d'Oliveira said.
The North Korean worker filed the case in the Netherlands and not Poland because Dutch law lets people sue companies that gain benefit from the exploitation of employees. (AFP)

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