29 May, 2018 @ 14:12
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Immigrant workers are ‘sexually abused and exploited’ at strawberry-picking farms in Spain’s Andalucia

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A MANAGER of a strawberry farm in Andalucia has been arrested after a group of his immigrant workers accused him of sexual abuse and coercion. 

The 47-year-old is in charge of supervising the workers and arranging their shifts at the farm in Moguer, Huelva.

But three of his workers have come forward after months of alleged abuse.

There have been repeated reports of labour and sexual exploitation in Huelva’s strawberry fields for years, but only now has an investigation been launched.

As complaints have intensified in recent months Interfresa, based in Huelva, has claimed it’s all part of a smear campaign by rivals in other countries.

The company said: “They are taking advantage of information, not yet confirmed by the judicial courts, to favour a campaign that will impact the prestige and important activity of the sector in Huelva.”

 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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