Another 12 people rescued

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Pictures from the release and rescue posted to Twitter by IJM’s CEO.

Our office was involved in a release of twelve workers, including six children, and the arrest of a brick kiln owner. Here’s what The Hindu said:

Twelve people, including six children, were rescued from a brick kiln near Ramanagaram here on Wednesday. The owner of the brick kiln was arrested on charges of employing children and keeping the workers confined as bonded labourers.

According to a release issued by the International Justice Mission, which was part of the raid along with Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, the district authorities and the police, the workers were paid an advance and moved to the kiln premises where their movements were curtailed. They were paid less than the stipulated minimum wages.

The picture here contains several elements of the rescue.

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