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Scandal in Swedish military: Providing “Slave Contracts” to its personnel in Afghanistan

Saturday, 07 January 2012
Kitchen staff at the Swedish military base in Afghanistan have been reportedly employed in slave-like contracts, according to Swedish television news program Rapport.

Swedish television says that the Swedish Armed Forces in Afghanistan confirmed the allegation as a truism.

At a routine check it was discovered that the Swedish Armed Forces through its supplier, Swiss Supreme, hired a recruiting firm that pushed staff to do much as they can for very little pay.
The kitchen staffs, which were from India and Nepal, are as reported have been forced to abandon a large number of monthly salaries, which meant that in practice they got into a debt trap.
“It makes me angry,” says Colonel Anders Löfberg who heads the FS22 to Swedish television.
The head of the Swedish forces there says he now have broken the agreement with the recruitment company and has launched an internal investigation.
By Scancomark.se Team

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