The newspaper South China Morning Post recently revealed that people are working in slavery-like conditions in salt farms located in South Korean islands.
There are allegedly disabled people among these workers as they are vulnerable and, for most of them, do not have any family or a shelter. One of them, Kim Seong-baek, witnessed how he had to work 18 hours per day, how he was regularly beaten and little paid. According to the journalists that covered the topic, most of the disabled people who work in these salt farms are mentally disabled people, which makes them the perfect targets for unscrupulous owners and employers.
Despite official enquiries during the last decade, there are supposedly thousands of people who still work in horrific conditions and, although some farm owners have been indicted, no one has so far faced punishment for these acts.