Published on August 26, 2014
4) Human trafficking can be defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. In this case often religious or political dissidents are taken by force and placed into prisons along with many other people. These people are fully exploited in these prisons as they are used for forced labour. 5) In my case study prisoners are often forced to work very long hours without pay. One worker described the conditions as having to work for 15 hours a day. Another said they were given tasks to complete and work would last however long it took, she said sometimes you would work from 7am and not finish work till 12am. She also described the factory's as being very cold and had no heaters. After work hours prisoners would return to cells with very poor living conditions. Often if the prisoner did not complete their labour tasks they would undergo certain punishments that could entail a beating or more work to complete. 6) Forced laborers work in very hot or cold conditions with up to 19 hours of work a day. With poor food to eat and very little pay. this in the long term can have immense mental health effects. Laws around the world limit labour hours for a reason the extra work hours can cause extreme stress which could in turn lower the life expectancy of those who work in the conditions. long with beatings that may occur in while working in the camps can affect the physical condition of a person.