Links: Slavery in the News
- Children & Young People Now: Help for trafficked children caught in cannabis farms: “Children are being trafficked into the UK to work in so-called “cannabis factories”. There are now moves to treat those found during raids as victims rather than offenders.”
- Arirang: US imposes sanctions on North Korea for human trafficking: “President Barack Obama says the US will impose financial sanctions against North Korea in the next fiscal year until it makes significant efforts to combat human trafficking.”
- CNN: Legal advisor in Haiti kidnap case extradited to U.S.: “After Haitian authorities detained 10 U.S. missionaries this year on kidnapping and abduction charges, Torres-Puello contacted their church in Idaho, saying he was a legal authority on Haitian and Dominican law, the Marshals Service said. ‘He obtained money from the families of the missionaries and began representing himself to the Haitian court and international media as the attorney/spokesman for the detained Americans,’ the Marshals Service said in a release Monday.”
- Genevalunch.com: International Organization for Migration, Mexico team up to fight human trafficking: “Migrant workers heading north to the US have been targets and when their families do not pay the ransoms they are sometimes murdered by the hostage-takers… The information campaign is part of IOM‘s regional counter-trafficking project, which is funded by the US State Department Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration.”
- Yorkshire Evening Post: Owner of an Indian restaurant in U.K. jailed for enslaving staff: “An Indian restaurant boss has been jailed for three years for people trafficking… Her sons, Raja, 33, and Shahnawaz Khan, 30, once dubbed the Indian Jamie Oliver, are already serving three year jail terms after they were found guilty at a trial in March.