According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in 1980 years IKEA has used the work of Cuban prisoners in 1980-ies.
According to the newspaper, referring to the documents of the archives of the Ministry of State Security of the GDR, furniture, manufactured in Cuban prisons, and later set off at IKEA stores in East Germany.
The agreement was signed in September 1987, when Havana for a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Cuba arrived delegation from the German Democratic Republic.
Under the contract, the prisoners had to make thousands of dinner tables 35, 10 thousand children 4 thousand tables and furniture, consisting of a sofa and two armchairs.
IKEA denies the charges and says that began its own investigation.