Forced Labour: IKEA used Cuban Prisoners as Labour Force
I have not found this information in English, yet. The Frankfurter Allgemeine is reporting that IKEA had an arrangement with the Cuban regime subject to which prison inmates performed what was, de facto, forced labour on behalf of the Swedish concern. Similar arrangements had previously been in place with the former German Democratic Republic. According to the FAZ, the GDR apparently “farmed out” to Cuban prisoners work being performed, inter alia, by prisoners in East Germany.
UPDATE: Here is an article form HuffPo - IKEA May Have Used East German Political Prisoners
One more cite, this one from The Independent.