Subject to slavery: two men compelled homeless people to work for free in Rostov region
Slave owners took away documents and forced 14 people to work.
Two residents of Bataysk, Rostov region, have faced a criminal case for using slave labor, according to the press service of the Investigative Committee for the region.
As investigators found, the men were looking for homeless people in Rostov-on-Don, who had no money, or just people experiencing life hardship and offered them jobs.
All those who agreed were taken to a detached house in Bataysk, and there they actually became captives. Documents were taken from people, they were threatened with physical harm and compelled to work. There were no conditions for proper accommodation and food in the room where the 'slaves' lived.
“The cash payments they were supposed to get were appropriated by the malefactors,” the report said.
In total, the defendants held 14 people captive. They were released by law enforcement officers. Now the security forces are establishing accomplices of two main defendants.
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