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China Rescues 89 Children From Trafficking Rings

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say they have rescued 89 children and arrested 355 suspects in a crackdown on a number of suspected human trafficking rings. State-run media say the operation began December 18 in several provinces, including Guangdong and Sichuan. The children are being cared for by the government while authorities try to locate their parents. China […]

US: 17 Governments Complicit in Human Trafficking

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says 17 countries are doing almost nothing to fight human trafficking and may be complicit in such crimes. In its annual human trafficking report, the State Department calls those 17 nations countries of origin, transit, or destinations for such crimes as sex slavery, forced labor, and recruiting child soldiers. At a […]

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UUS: 17 Governments Failing to Fight Human Trafficking

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says 17 countries are doing almost nothing to fight human trafficking and may be complicit in such crimes. In its annual human trafficking report, the State Department calls those 17 nations countries of origin, transit, or destinations for such crimes as sex slavery, forced labor, and recruiting child soldiers. At a […]

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Australia: Human Trafficking ‘Alarming, Growing’ Trend

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say human trafficking is becoming an alarming and growing trend in the country. The authorities say that while the focus is mainly on the smuggling of foreign women into Australia’s sex industry, there has been an increase of “slave labor” into other sectors, such as construction and manufacturing. The trafficked women are mostly […]

Clinton Reaffirms US Commitment to Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. government is recommitting itself to ending modern slavery. Speaking Thursday at the annual meeting of the president’s anti-human trafficking task force, Clinton noted that September marks the 150th anniversary of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. The order, issued during the U.S. Civil […]

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China Rescues 178 Children in Massive Child Trafficking Case

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese police say they have rescued 178 children and arrested 608 suspects in a crackdown on suspected human trafficking gangs. China’s public security ministry said Wednesday that over 5,000 police officers made the arrests last month during a joint operation in 10 different provinces across China. Police first uncovered a child trafficking group in the […]

Serbia Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities have arrested 17 people suspected of trafficking hundreds of illegal immigrants from Africa and Asia to western Europe. Police officials say the arrests were made Tuesday in raids across the country. Separately, Serbian police stopped at least 12 illegal migrants as they tried to cross into Serbia from Macedonia. Customs officials say the […]

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China Breaks Up Baby-Trafficking Ring

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say they broke up a human trafficking ring involving poor migrant couples, who were selling their babies through brokers. The state-run Global Times newspaper said Friday that police in eastern Shangdon province’s Zoucheng city found last month that 17 babies had been sold in the city. The article said police rescued 13 of […]

Austrian Court Finds 22 Greeks Guilty of Human Trafficking

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An Austrian court has found 22 Greeks guilty of human trafficking for transporting 30 Afghan migrants into Austria on a tourist bus. Prosecutors in the Eisenstadt court said Tuesday the Greeks had been paid $140 each to travel as fake tourists on the bus into Austria, from Thessaloniki to Vienna. The prosecutors said the passengers […]

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EU Fears Human Trafficking Rise at Euro 2012, Olympics

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union officials have expressed concern about a possible increase in human trafficking next year during the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine, and the Summer Olympic Games in London. EU anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou said Tuesday that sporting events are a “hub for criminal gangs.” She noted that similar large sporting events in […]

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