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EU Parliament to look into case of maltreated Pinoys in Denmark

Author: Roy Mabasa, Manila Bulletin, Published on: 31 October 2018

The European Parliament will look into the case of the 22 Filipino truck drivers who were found living and working in ghastly conditions in a southern city in Denmark near its border with Germany. “Their living conditions are inhumane. In many respect, it’s hard to imagine human beings living like this,” EU Parliament Member Rina Ronja Kari said in a video posted on a Copenhagen-based online media platform. This development came after the Danish police raided a property in Padborg on Tuesday morning and found the Filipino drivers living in “slum-like” conditions in containers. The property is owned by the Danish employer, Kurt Beier Transport...Danish media reported that the scope of the probe may also look into whether the living conditions of the truckers are so poor that the case could be encompassed by the scope of human trafficking legislation.

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