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From Serfdom to Politics - 14 Apr 2013
When Veero Kolhi made the asset declaration required of candidates for Pakistan's May elections, her modest list included the following items: two beds, five mattresses, cooking pots and a bank account with life savings of 2,800 rupees ($28). Kolhi cuts an unusual figure on the campaign trail, and not just because of her lack of personal wealth - she is the first contestant to have escaped the thrall of a feudal-style landowner who forced workers to toil in conditions akin to modern-day slavery.
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi (L), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporter during an...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Kolhi talks to her supporter during an election campaign at a camp for freed bonded labourers on the...
Veero Kolhi (L), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporter during an election campaign at a camp for freed bonded labourers,on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 4, 2013. Picture taken April 4, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Jeandi, 40, stands outside her house made of bushes, at a camp for freed bonded labourers on the outskirts...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Jeandi,40,stands outside her house made of bushes, at a camp for freed bonded labourers on the outskirts...
Jeandi, 40, stands outside her house made of bushes, at a camp for freed bonded labourers on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province February 4, 2013. Picture taken February 4, 2013. To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
lalee Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned activist, smokes a cigarette while she sits on a bed at...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
lalee Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned activist, smokes a cigarette at her home on the outskirts...
lalee Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned activist, smokes a cigarette while she sits on a bed at her home on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province February 4, 2013. Kolhi worked for more than 20 years for a landlord in slave-like conditions before she was freed. She has since worked as an activist to lobby the courts and police to rescue other bonded labourers. Picture taken February 4, 2013. To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Manoo Bheel,a freed bonded labourer, poses for a photograph at his home on the outskirts of the city...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Manoo Bheel,a freed bonded labourer poses for a photograph at his home on the outskirts of the city of...
Manoo Bheel,a freed bonded labourer, poses for a photograph at his home on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province February 6, 2013. Picture taken February 6, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Lalee Kolhi (C),a freed bonded labourer turned activist, sits with her family members at her home on...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Kolhi sits with her family members at her home on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad
Lalee Kolhi (C),a freed bonded labourer turned activist, sits with her family members at her home on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province February 4, 2013. Kolhi worked for more than 20 years for a landlord in slave-like conditions before she was freed. She has since worked as an activist to lobby the courts and police to rescue other bonded labourers. Picture taken February 4, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Thakaro Bheel (C), 26,and his wife Nasseba, 20, freed bonded labourer pose for photograph with their...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Thakaro Bheel and his wife Nasseba pose for photograph with their children in their house on the outskirts...
Thakaro Bheel (C), 26,and his wife Nasseba, 20, freed bonded labourer pose for photograph with their children in their house on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province February 5, 2013. Picture taken February 5,2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi,a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, carries a digger on her shoulder as she...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Veero Kolhi carries a tool on her shoulder as she walks out of her home to work in field on the outskirts...
Veero Kolhi,a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, carries a digger on her shoulder as she walks out of her home to work in field on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 6, 2013.Picture taken April 6, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi,a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, drinks tea in her house on the outskirts...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Veero Kolhi drinks tea in her house on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad
Veero Kolhi,a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, drinks tea in her house on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 6, 2013. Picture taken April 6, 2013. To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, works in her house on the outskirts of...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Veero Kolhi works in her house on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad
Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, works in her house on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 6, 2013.Picture taken April 6, 2013. To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, along with her supporters makes a victory...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Veero Kolhi along with her supporters makes a victory sign as they chant slogans during an election campaign...
Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, along with her supporters makes a victory sign as they chant slogans during an election campaign on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 5, 2013. Picture taken April 5, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 14, 2013
Supporters of Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, listen to her speech during...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Supporters of Kolhi listen to her speech during an election campaign on the outskirts of the city of...
Supporters of Veero Kolhi, a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, listen to her speech during an election campaign on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 5, 2013. Picture taken April 5, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS. REUTERS.Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTANPOLITICS SOCIETY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi (3nd L), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporters during...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Kolhi talks to her supporter during an election campaign at a camp for freed bonded labourers on the...
Veero Kolhi (3nd L), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporters during an election campaign at a camp for freed bonded labourers,on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 4, 2013. Picture taken April 4, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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April 14, 2013
Veero Kolhi (C), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporters during an...
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Kolhi talks to her supporter during an election campaign at acamp for freed bonded labourers on the outskirts...
Veero Kolhi (C), a freed bonded labourer turned election candidate, talks to her supporters during an election campaign at a camp for freed bonded labourers,on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province April 4, 2013. Picture taken April 4, 2013.To match Insight PAKISTAN-FEUDALS/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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