Conviction secured against illegal gold mine owner

Eight months ago, 3 brothers died while working in a gold mine in central Vietnam. The mine was operating illegally, and the 3 victims had all been trafficked and enslaved against their will. On Friday, Blue Dragon’s Legal Advocates represented the family in court against the owner, and achieved justice in a landmark court case. The owner is a wealthy and well-connected young woman. She has been sentenced to a prison term and must pay substantial compensation to the family. While this will never make up for the tragedy and suffering that she has caused, we hope it will send a message to other mine owners that slavery and exploitation are unacceptable.

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