Saturday, July 21, 2012
Interview with Attorney Clare Hanusz on the dismissal of the human trafficking case against Global Horizon defendants
by Larry Geller
I interviewed Clare Hanusz, an attorney who represents many of the Thai workers affected by the human trafficking cases filed in federal court in Honolulu. The video is below.
On Friday, July 20, 2012 the US Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss all charges against Global Horizons defendants in what was billed as the largest human trafficking trial in US history. Earlier in the year a similar case against Aloun Farms owners was also dropped after it was discovered that the federal prosecutors made an error in instructing the grand jury.
Here is the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint mentioned in the video. It’s quite long, but is good reading. Several Hawaii farms are mentioned in the complaint.
This case is different—it is a civil, not a criminal case, and alleges discrimination in employment as described in the complaint. It could result in payment of money damages to the affected workers.
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