Report awaited on Ireland's 'dirty laundry'

Nuns running laundries reportedly forced thousands of girls and women to work as slave labourers.

    The government in Ireland is about to release a long awaited report into the Magdalene Laundries scandal.
     
    The laundries, run by Catholic nuns, forced thousands of girls and women to work as slave labourers under the pretence of offering them moral guidance.
     
    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the city of Cork in the south of Ireland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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