Human Trafficking News for July 20, 2012

  • Feds dismiss largest US human trafficking case
    A federal judge in Hawaii on Friday dismissed human trafficking charges against executives and business associates of a labor recruiting company accused of exploiting hundreds of farmer workers from Thailand by putting them into debt, confiscating their passports and threatening to deport them.
    PUTRAJAYA, July 20 (Bernama) — Thirty-one Filipino women who were suspectedof being victims of human trafficking by a syndicate were rescued by theImmigration Department in an operation yesterday. Immigration Department Enforcement Division director Mohd Zamberi AbdulAziz said also detained were two Filipino women who were believed to be incahoots with the syndicate.He said the operation was …
    THE problem of human trafficking – which exists in many countries of the world today – has been examined from various perspectives. For many years, the country has been a source, destination, and transit place for over 5,000 men, women, and children who have been subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Lack of understanding of trafficking laws among judges, prosecutors, social service …
  • Trafficking ring: 39 children rescued from Anand Vihar
    New Delhi, July 20 — In one of the biggest operations against human trafficking, a joint team of the Delhi Police and an NGO rescued 39 children and apprehended 21 traffickers from Anand Vihar Railway Station on Thursday.The operation lasted for four hours and children – trafficked from Nepal and Bihar – between the age group of 8 and 14 years were rescued. "These children were being trafficked …

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