Links: Slavery in the News

  • Children & Young People NowHelp 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Yorkshire Evening PostOwner 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.