25 Jan '12, 3pm

Disturbing Video Reveals Child Laborers Picking Cotton in Uzbekistan

In a video shot secretly by human-rights activists and obtained by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Uzek service, young children are seen toiling in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields . The Uzbek government forcibly sends upwards of 2 million children—some as young as 7—to work in the fields for 10 hours a day, for two to three months each year, according to the Responsible Sourcing Network , which rallied more than 60 of the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers in October to boycott cotton knowingly harvested using child laborers in the Central Asian nation.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/disturbing-video-reveals-child-l...

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