More than 300 slaves forced to work fishing in Indonesia were rescued this week in an effort prompted by an Associated Press investigation.
The AP revealed last month that thousands of workers were being held against their will on an isolated island in often brutal conditions.
Many of the slaves were originally from Myanmar and were trafficked through Thailand to the Indonesian fishing companies.
When officials arrived at the Pusaka Benjina Resources fishing company, they asked those who wanted to leave the compound to raise their hands.
Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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