Crime gangs ‘exploiting’ African farmworkers in Italy: Human rights report


ROME: The long-standing exploitation of migrant farmworkers by crime gangs in southern Italy has been heightened by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, a medical human rights group has claimed.

Laborers, mostly from Tunisia, Morocco, and central Africa continued to be poorly treated in Piana di Gioia Tauro, in the region of Calabria, said a report by the NGO Doctors for Human Rights (MEDU).

Titled “The pandemic of Rosarno,” the study accused the Ndrangheta organized crime syndicate of being behind a “persistent exploitation” of migrants and widespread illegal practices…



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