Underreported: The Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

Thursday, July 15, 2010

According to a new report from Human Rights Watch, migrant tobacco workers in Kazakhstan have been exploited and even trapped on farms that supply Philip Morris’s Kazakhstan operation, and children as young as 10 were working on the farms. Rachel Denber, head of the European Division of Human Rights Watch, explains what conditions on these farms are like and the steps that Philip Morris has agreed to take to protect these workers.


Rachel Denber

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Keith Kahan from New York City

If there is a God, that God would most certainly bless Rachel Denber. I feel very greatful to know there are such selfless, caring individuals like Rachel out there tyring to do good for all humankind.

Jul. 15 2010 02:13 PM

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