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#1 2018-06-08 08:14:25

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SINUI ISLAND Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Jersey , South Korea — He ran the first chance he got.


The summer sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim Seong-baek was forced to work without pay, day after 18-hour day mining the big salt crystals that blossomed in the mud around him. Half-blind and in rags, Kim grabbed another slave, and the two men — both disabled — headed for the coast.

In this Jan. 24, 2014 image taken from a video footage released by Guro Police, Kim Seong-baek, left Jordan Lukaku Belgium Jersey , meets with his mother, not identified her name, after he was rescued from a salt farm, at Guro Police Station in Seoul, South Korea. The August sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim was forced to work without pay, day after 18-hour day mining the big salt crystals that blossomed in the mud around him. Half-blind and in rags, Kim grabbed another slave Jean-Francois Gillet Belgium Jersey , and the two men - both disabled - headed for the coast. (AP PhotoGuro Police) In this Feb. 19, 2014, lawmakers and human right activists look at salt farms as a part of human rights inspection on Sinui Island, South Korea. Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off South Korea’s rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea. Five times during the last decade, revelations of slavery involving the disabled have emerged, each time generating national shame and outrage. (AP PhotoAhn Young-joon) In this Jan. 24, 2014 image taken from a video footage released by Guro Police Jason Denayer Belgium Jersey , Kim Seong-baek stands on the deck of a boat leaving Sinui Island, South Korea. The August sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim was forced to work without pay, day after 18-hour day mining the big salt crystals that blossomed in the mud around him. Half-blind and in rags, Kim grabbed another slave, and the two men - both disabled - headed for the coast. (AP PhotoGuro Police) In this Feb. 19, 2014, lawmakers Jan Vertonghen Belgium Jersey , left and right, meet with salt farm owners and workers as a part of human rights inspection on Sinui Island, South Korea. Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off South Korea’s rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea. Five times during the last decade, revelations of slavery involving the disabled have emerged, each time generating national shame and outrage. (AP PhotoAhn Young-joon)

Far from Seoul, the glittering steel-and-glass capital of one of Asia's richest countries, they were now hunted men on this tiny Eden Hazard Belgium Jersey , remote island where the enslavement of disabled salt farm workers is an open secret.


"It was a living hell," Kim said. "I thought my life was over."


Lost, they wandered past asphalt-black salt fields sparkling with a patina of thin white crust. They could feel the islanders they passed watching them. Everyone knew who belonged and who didn't.


Near a grocery, the store owner's son came out and asked what they were doing. Kim broke down, begged for help, said he'd been held against his will. The man offered to take them to the police to file a report. Instead, he called their boss, who beat Kim with a rake — and it was back to the salt fields.


"I couldn't fight back Dries Mertens Belgium Jersey ," Kim said, in a recent series of interviews with The Associated Press whose details are corroborated by court records and by lawyers, police and government officials. "The islanders are too organized, too connected."


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Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off South Korea's rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea.


Five times during the last decade, revelations of slavery involving the disabled have emerged, each time generating national shame and outrage. Kim's case prompted a nationwide government probe over the course of several months last year. Officials searched more than 38,000 salt Divock Origi Belgium Jersey , fish and agricultural farms and disabled facilities and found more than 100 workers who had received no — or only scant — pay, and more than 100 who had been reported missing by their families.


Yet little has changed on the islands, according to a months-long investigation by the AP based on court and police documents and dozens of interviews with freed slaves, salt farmers, villagers and officials.


Although 50 island farm owners and regional job brokers were indicted, no local police or officials have faced punishment — and national police say none will, despite multiple interviews showing some knew about the slaves and even stopped escape attempts.


Slavery has been so pervasive that regional judges have shown leniency toward several perpetrators. In suspending the prison sentences of two farmers, a court said that "such criminal activities were tolerated as common practice by a large number of salt farms nearby."


The AP findings shine a spotlight on the underbelly of an Asian success story. After decades of war Dedryck Boyata Belgium Jersey , poverty and dictatorship, South Koreans now enjoy a vibrant democracy and media, and an entertainment industry that's the envy of the region. But amid the country's growing wealth and power, the disabled often don't fit in.


Soon after the national government's investigation, activists and police found another 63 unpaid or underpaid workers on the islands, three-quarters of whom were mentally disabled.


Yet some refused to leave the salt farms because they had nowhere else to go. Several freed disabled slaves told the AP they will return because they believe that even the salt farms are better than life on the streets or in crowded shelters. In some cases, relatives refused to take the disabled back or sent salt farmers letters confirming that they didn't need to pay the workers.


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