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No criminal charges for owners of Russian 'slave' factory

24 August 2012 Last updated at 17:39 BST

Police investigating claims by Vietnamese textile workers that they were being kept in slave-like conditions at a factory near Moscow have decided not to bring criminal charges against the owners of the factory.

The investigation follows a BBC report which found evidence that the illegal immigrants were being regularly beaten and forbidden to leave the factory premises.

The factory owners will have to pay an administrative fine.

Oxana Vozhdaeva reports.