One of the stories in Cloud Atlas is about a waitress who is a fabricant; an artificially cloned person who is biologically identical to humans. The waitress, Somni-451, is freed from slavery by Hae-Joo Chang, a rebel against the corporate-state and human rights activist who wants to expose how corporations use human clones as slaves. She is caught and interrogated by an "archivist" recording her story after her arrest and trial.
Here is part of the interrogation scene.
One might think the purpose of such an interrogation would be to get information about the rebels so the corporate-government could destroy the rebellion. But the conversation spends more time on themes of love and interconnectedness than "where can we find the rebels" or "who else helped you escape".
Why would corporations or government officials even care about Somni-451's feelings or her version of events? Why would an "archivist" even ask? She is a non-person with no legal standing. A real soulless all-controlling corporate-government would probably have killed her seconds after they captured her. She's too much of a symbol now.
But now that they captured her and brought back from Hawaii to Neo-Seoul, why would they care to go through any legal proceedings at all? They could just send her back to the factory to be destroyed and converted into protein soup for the other fabricants.