Death by chocolate
Date of publication: February 11, 2007
Source: Sunday Business Post (Ireland)
Author: Jennifer O'Leary
Excerpt from article:
...‘‘I tried to run away, but I was caught . . . as punishment, they cut my feet, and I had to work for weeks while my wounds healed. I stayed in a large room with other Malian children from a neighbouring plantation.”
This was how a young boy from Mali, said he was lured to a cocoa farm in the Ivory Coast.
This was how he described his plight on videotape to a US court. He was one of the plaintiffs in a 2005 case brought by a US advocacy organisation, the International Labour Rights Fund...