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Houston Chronicle, April 14, 2011
(Were they 'indentured servants'?)
New York Times, May 12, 2011
(In Debt, Far from home and claiming servitude)
Fox News, Channel 26, April 8, 2011
(5 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
Voice of America, April 2011
Radio Free Asia, April 2011
Co-counsel in Phuong-Anh Vu v. W&D Apparel, Aramark et al, filed in SDTX
January 27, 2012.
Aramark lawsuit file, click here
LAWSUIT FILED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE OUT OF VIETNAM!
Press Release: On January 27, 2012, the law students at the Human Trafficking Clinic at South Texas College of Law, assisting the law firm of Burck, Lapidus Jackson and Chase, a well-known Houston trial firm, and Lawyers Against Human Trafficking, a non-profit organization to combat human trafficking, filed a federal lawsuit against several US corporations and the several government agencies and officials of Vietnam, on behalf of over a hundred trafficked workers in Vietnam.
Two named plaintiffs, Phuong-Anh Vu and Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, recently appeared before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Houston Committee on Foreign Affairs hosted by CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH (R-NJ)
They described the details of how government agencies deceived the workers to mortgage their homes and take out large loans for the privilege of making a good living overseas. Once in Jordan, when the workers complained about being paid about $1 for a 16 hour day, they were imprisoned for weeks, left without food and water, and then beaten by police, resulting in at least one death and many serious injuries. Many workers were forced to go back to Vietnam, penniless, injured, and black balled for employment. They still live in fear today. Phuong Anh was able to escape with the assistance of Dr. Thang and his non-profit organization BPSOS in Thailand, en route back to her home country, in a dramatic rescue, and is now fighting for justice in this case.