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Modern slavery investigation in Geneva

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Oct. 23, 2018

A family in Geneva is being investigated for alleged modern slavery.

Pixabay Modern slavery investigation in Geneva

According to Le Temps newspaper, the family – originally from India – brought staff over from the country on tourist visas, confiscated their passports and forced them to work for 18 hours a day 7 days a week.

One of the staff members says he didn’t leave the house in Cologny for 10 years.

Staff say they were being paid between CHF 140-520 a month.

A police search found CHF 300,000 in cash in the house.

The family also now faces a tax investigation as they claim they’re based in Monaco, although they seem to have spent all their time in Geneva.

 

 

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