Another 14 Bahians claim to be victims of slave labor

Another 14 Bahians who worked in Bento Gonçalves, in Rio Grande do Sul, claim that they were also subjected to a situation similar to slavery in the city.

According to the Daniel Cruz Jr Advogados office, which represents the men, three companies are involved in the case, one of which was the same as the complaint against the 198 rescued by the Federal Highway Police (PRF).

According to TV Bahia, the group arrived in Bento Gonçalves between August and November 2022, to work harvesting grapes and slaughtering chickens. The men fled back to Bahia between January and February, before being rescued.

The victims went to the headquarters of the Public Ministry of Labor (MPT-BA) this Thursday (2),
to be included in the negotiation between the companies involved. They were instructed to register individual complaints on the agency’s website and also with the Federal Police.

Also last Wednesday (1st), the Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU), the Regional Labor Superintendence of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and the Public Ministry of Labor (MPT) in Bahia asked that three other Bahians , who are not part of this group of 14 people, were also included in the process.

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