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How widespread is human trafficking in the US?

By Thalif Deen This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. UN, Jul 26 2019 (IPS) – The United States is no exception to the practice of modern-day slavery—a crime for which it is rarely held accountable at the United Nations. A rash of hidden ... Read More »

3 alleged human trafficking syndicate members held

Dhaka, May 17 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three members a human trafficking syndicate masquerading as “travel agents” from different places in Dhaka. The law enforcers have launched a country-wide crackdown on human traffickers after dozens of Bangladeshis drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. About 60 people died last week when a boat full of ... Read More »

Child trafficking victim wins £85,000 over attempted rape

Justice done

A Vietnamese boy has been awarded £85,000 in compensation from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice after he was illegally detained at Morton Hall immigration center and sexually assaulted. Known as H, the boy had been trafficked by a criminal gang that forced him into growing cannabis in the UK in 2013. Yet when the property was raided ... Read More »

Human trafficking – Hidden in plain sight

The media globally tends to have a bias to negative, sensational and headline grabbing stories and events and this certainly applies to reporting related to human trafficking in the third world. With the abundance of stories around sweat shops, massage parlours and organ trafficking networks happening ‘somewhere else’, the West is generally desensitised, lacks empathy and fails to fully appreciate ... Read More »