Swedish furniture giant Ikea Group apologized Friday for using components made by forced prison labor, including political prisoners, in the former East Germany during the 1980s, according to The New York Times on Friday. Ikea issued the apology after a company-commissioned report by auditors Ernst & Young confirmed that some of Ikea’s suppliers used political prisoners as laborers, and that certain Ikea employees were aware of the situation.

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