Southeast Asia | Hundreds of fishermen still stuck in Indonesia, returnees say

Hundreds of fishermen still stuck in Indonesia, returnees say

Fishermen who ended up as slaves before being rescued from Benjina Island say many others are still stranded

June 9, 2018 4:27 PM (UTC+8)
Hundreds of rescued foreign fishermen, mostly from Myanmar and Thailand, are gathered by Indonesia's illegal fishing taskforce and Thai officials at an Indonesian fishing firm on April 3, 2015, in remote Benjina Island. Photo:  AFP/ Ugeng Nugroho/ Ministry of Fishery
Hundreds of rescued foreign fishermen, mostly from Myanmar and Thailand, are gathered by Indonesia's illegal fishing taskforce and Thai officials at an Indonesian fishing firm on April 3, 2015, in remote Benjina Island. Photo: AFP/ Ugeng Nugroho/ Ministry of Fishery
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