• January 30, 2015: Al-Issa: KSA firm in dealing with human trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
     Minister of Justice Mohammed Al-Issa said Thursday that human trafficking is a major criminal act according to Islamic law and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to SR10 million. The minister made this remark during a meeting at his office in Riyadh with a delegation from the US State Department. The US team was headed by Alison Friedman. A State Department source said ...
  • January 30, 2015: Thai vigilantes take up fight against human trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BAN BANG YAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Bullet-proof vest, shotgun, sunglasses: Kompat Sompaorat could be mistaken for a member of a SWAT team. He actually belongs to a motley group of Thai civilians who, frustrated by their government's lacklustre response to human trafficking, have taken up arms to patrol one of Asia's busiest smuggling routes. For three months now, scores of ...
  • January 29, 2015: 'Mardaani' Rani impresses Polish fans - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Warsaw, Jan 29 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukherji, who was lauded for her role as a brave woman police officer in the film "Mardaani" in India, left Bollywood cinema lovers of Poland not only impressed with her acting skills but with the intricacies of the film which revolves around human trafficking, during the film's premiere here. Rani faced a knowledgeable crowd after the premiere of "Mardaani ...
  • January 27, 2015: Human trafficking bills show how Congress can work together – aim small - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    It’s a shock to the partisan senses to see as many as 18 Republican and Democratic House members stand before the cameras and unite behind legislation, as they did in the House TV studio on Tuesday. What brought them together are 12 bills to help prevent human trafficking in America and around the world, including child sex trafficking. The trafficking bills, which passed the House this week ...
  • January 25, 2015: Samar to intensify anti-human trafficking campaign - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    The drive against anti-human trafficking will be intensified in Samar province following the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Samar provincial government of Samar and Plan International, an international non-government organization which has an officer here. The MOA signing ceremony took place at the San Francisco Hotel here recently. Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan-Delos Santos ...
  • November 19, 2014: Q&A with Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    Food Chains, a documentary that examines the plight of farm laborers in the U.S., releases to the American public on Friday. CNN asked its director, Sanjay Rawal, about the movie and how it came to be made. CNN: How did you come to learn about this issue, and why did you decide a film needed […]
  • November 18, 2014: Fight for freedom on U.S. farms documented by Food Chains movie - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    Do you care about who grows your food - and in what conditions these farm laborers work? A new movie called Food Chains releases in the U.S. on Friday. The documentary, produced by actress Eva Longoria and narrated by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, examines working conditions for laborers harvesting tomatoes in Immokalee, Florida, and grapes […]
  • November 05, 2014: ISIS says Islam justifies slavery - what does Islamic law say? - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    Professor Bernard Freamon teaches courses on modern-day slavery and human trafficking at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey and also specializes in Islamic Legal History. He is currently writing a book, “Islam, Slavery and Empire in the Indian Ocean World.” The views in this article are his alone. By Professor Bernard Freamon […]
  • October 30, 2014: 'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Ivan Watson Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August. She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority convert to Islam. Then they stripped villagers of […]
  • October 21, 2014: Report shines light on slave labor in U.S. - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    They work on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University.